Takeda recognized as global top employer for fifth consecutive year

Takeda, the R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company, has been recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for outstanding people policies and practices worldwide. One of only 11 companies worldwide to receive the global certification for 2022, it is the fifth consecutive year that Takeda has received the title. In addition to being recognized as a Top Employer globally, 39 Takeda offices around the globe also received Top Employer Status, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are part of Takeda’s Middle East cluster, which belong to the ICMEA (India, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East, Turkey and Africa) Area. Operations in the Middle East began in 1991 with the launch of the Saudi Arabia offices, with the UAE launching in 2009.

On receiving the latest certification, Rodrigo Rodriguez, General Manager, Middle East Cluster, Takeda, said “This accolade from Top Employers Institute recognizes the efforts we have made in ensuring that our workplace culture rooted in the values of integrity, fairness, honesty and perseverance. Led by these values, the team is ensuing our abilities to deliver life-transforming treatments to those who need them most. I am especially proud of all our colleagues for remaining steadfast in their commitment to Takeda despite the challenging conditions posed by the pandemic over the past few years. As a Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year, existing and prospective employees can be confident that the Takeda family is a nourishing people-focused organization.” 

The Top Employers Institute program certifies organizations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. The survey covers 20 people-centric topic areas, including Career Development, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning, Sustainability, Values, Well-being and Work Environment. Takeda excelled in the categories of ethics and integrity, values, business strategy, organization and change and employer branding. For more than 30 years, Top Employers Institute has been recognizing companies that provide an outstanding culture, work environment, benefits and opportunities for their people.