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Corporate Philosophy

Our corporate philosophy tells the story of Takeda — who we are, what we do, how we do it, and why it matters. It reminds us how together, we can achieve “better health for people, brighter future for the world”.

We connect to our history and Japanese heritage through everything we do today, to bring our purpose, values, vision, and imperatives to life.

Our Corporate Philosophy

tells the story of our company — who we are, what we do, how we do it, and why it matters. It reminds us how together, we want to achieve “better health for people, brighter future for the world.”


Better Health for People, Brighter Future for the World


Discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.


We are guided by our values of Takeda-ism, which incorporate Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance, with Integrity at the core. They are brought to life through actions based on Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business, in that order.









Responsibly translate science into highly innovative, life-changing medicines and vaccines
We focus on diseases with the highest unmet need to bring medicines and vaccines of the highest quality to patients as quickly as possible.

PRIORITY 1: Deliver life-changing medicines and vaccines to people by cultivating the best science generated through our strong internal research and development capabilities complemented by our extensive partnership network.

PRIORITY 2: Embed a patient-centric and science-driven approach from discovery through
commercialization to ensure rapid, global access to all transformative medicines and vaccines.

PRIORITY 3: Ensure the high-quality, uninterrupted supply and delivery of our medicines and vaccines to people by harnessing innovation.


Accelerate access to improve lives worldwide
We partner with diverse stakeholders to support the sustainability of health care systems.

PRIORITY 1: Provide timely, broad and sustainable access to our innovative medicines worldwide.

PRIORITY 2: Ensure sustainable access to our innovative medicines for patients diagnosed with a serious condition in underserved communities, in particular where there are no medical alternatives.

PRIORITY 3: Improve patient outcomes and create societal value through partnerships.






Create an exceptional people experience
We aim to create a diverse and inclusive organization where people can thrive, grow and realize their own potential while enabling our purpose.

PRIORITY 1: Develop and attract top talent to deliver our vision with a highly engaged workforce.

PRIORITY 2: Focus on improving employee health, well-being and resilience.

PRIORITY 3: Drive positive change by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

PRIORITY 4: Create an environment that fosters lifelong learning and a growth mindset, enabling employees to thrive inside and outside of Takeda.






Protect our planet
We will harness our unique capabilities to deliver a high standard of environmental leadership that protects our planet’s natural systems and human health.

PRIORITY 1: Minimize the environmental impact of products and services based on the principles of a circular economy.

PRIORITY 2: Decarbonize our operations and value chain.

PRIORITY 3: Empower our employees to go above and beyond to conserve the world’s natural resources.



Data and Digital



PRIORITY 1: Provide personalized digital experiences to patients across the care pathway.

PRIORITY 2: Harness data as a digital enabler to generate sustainable value by acting on insights derived from analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

PRIORITY 3: Democratize technology and develop digital talent to speed innovation, improve outcomes and deliver on our commitments to patients.