Energy supply and management policies, water consumption, CO2 emissions, waste control and respect for the environment: these are the issues on which the Sustainability Report of the Rieti and Pisa sites that Takeda Italia presented today is focused in Rome. “This Sustainability Report describes the milestones that highlight the progress made in creating value and supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda,” says Francesca Micheli, Head of Production Sites and new CEO of Takeda Manufacturing Italia.
17 NOV –
Takeda Italia presented this, in a press conference in Rome, the Sustainability Report of the production sites of Rieti and Pisa, among the best global production companies in the field of production of plasma-derived drugs, drawn up according to the Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and certified by KPMG.
The Report focuses on significant issues, such as energy supply and management practices and policies, water consumption, CO2 emissions, waste control and respect for the environment, but also turns the spotlight on other important issues such as employment, health and safety in the workplace, employee training, diversity and equal opportunities, synergistic and virtuous relationships with local communities, digitalisation.
“For the second consecutive year, we are proud to present our sustainability report. We have traced a virtuous path and every day we are committed, together with the network of suppliers and stakeholders, to achieve our objectives and improve our performance”, he declared at the beginning Frances Micheli, Head of production sites and new CEO of Takeda Manufacturing Italia, “This Sustainability Report describes the milestones that underline the progress made in creating value and supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda. We had the opportunity to reflect on the challenges of a rapidly evolving future and laid the foundations for defining new goals. The Sustainability Report represents for us an essential step in reporting on issues related to sustainability and testifies to the path of transparency and continuous improvement of the Takeda plants in Italy.”.
They were present at the press conference Leonardo RanalliMayor of Cittaducale; Frances MicheliSide Head of Takeda Manufacturing; Viviana Massimiliani, Head of EHS Takeda Manufacturing Italy; Gianluca TognaHead of Communication and E&C Takeda Manufacturing Italy; Biagio D’AlessioHR partner, Takeda Manufacturing Italia; Joseph Dodaro, Head of the Natural Capital and Agroecology Area of the Foundation for Sustainable Development; And Silvano FaloccoDirector of the Ecosystems Foundation.
“The role and responsibility of companies in reducing climate and environmental impacts and risks – underlined Silvano Falocco – is growing and mandatory; we must build communities of institutional, associative and research and communication stakeholders, as well as financial ones, who are able to discuss the data and commitments that a company undertakes with a solid and accredited Sustainability Report. This is the right path for the present and the future.”
The 2021 fiscal year, which ended in April 2022, marked the achievement of important milestones such as the presentation of a 2020-2025 investment plan of 270 million euros, aimed at creating a cutting-edge production network. The suppliers who collaborated with Takeda were 982, 30% more than in 2020, demonstrating the growth and consolidation of the potential of the plasma derivatives sector.
The management of energy, water consumption, CO2 emissions, waste control and respect for the environment are essential areas of the report: in fact, by 2040, Takeda intends to establish itself as a zero carbon dioxide company, eliminating all emissions from its industrial operations, and manufacturing plants are perfectly aligned with this strategy.
The identification of new projects for optimizing the use of water resources will also make it possible to significantly reduce water consumption. On the other hand, in terms of alternative mobility, in 2021 Takeda adopted a “Home-Work Travel Plan” for the Pisa office to reduce the use of individual private transport, while promoting sustainable means of transport.
As of 2021, the workforce of Takeda Manufacturing Italia SpA (production sites in Rieti and Pisa) consists of 732 people (+ 19% compared to 2020), of which 94% with permanent contracts. A high percentage of women hold leadership positions (over 40%).
Lastly, support for the local area is essential. Takeda has a significant social responsibility towards the entire community and it is for this reason that the company’s attention, starting from the issues of environmental sustainability, has also extended to social initiatives. In the last year, for example, Takeda has committed itself through financial and equipment donations to non-profit organizations and has carried out various awareness campaigns on the subject of blood and plasma donation.
November 17, 2022
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