Takeda Canada is Once Again One of GTA's Top Employers

Company Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row as a Great Place to Work 
OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - After fierce competition, Takeda Canada is 
honoured to be selected for the fifth year in a row as one of Greater Toronto 
Area`s (GTA) Top Employers, which was announced today in the Toronto edition 
of the Globe and Mail. 
A part of Canada's Top 100 Employer project, the GTA Top Employers are 
compared with other organizations in their field to determine which offers the 
most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Takeda was selected as a GTA 
Top Employer from over 15,000 companies who were invited to apply. 
"At Takeda, investing in our employees is a top priority and goes beyond the 
traditional benefit packages," said Mike Egli, President and CEO of Takeda 
Canada. "Winning the GTA TOP Employers award for the fifth time reinforces 
what we have worked so hard to create - a culture based on strong values and 
an environment that is rewarding, challenging and balanced - making Takeda the 
place where people want to work." 
The GTA Top Employers is awarded to organizations that provide exceptional 
workplace environments and is based on eight criteria, including physical 
workplace (e.g., on-site gyms and lounges); work atmosphere and social events; 
health, financial and family benefits; vacation, and time off; employee 
communications; performance management; training and skills development; and 
community involvement. 
Takeda places a strong emphasis on employee programs. For instance, Takeda 
has an exceptional health and benefit program, which includes assistance to 
parents who adopt. Parents are offered a generous subsidy to help cover the 
cost of adoption. Takeda also invests heavily in employee communications, 
performance management, community involvement and training, which all 
contribute to a strong culture that is aligned to internal values. 
While reflecting on her experience working at Takeda for over three years, 
Renata Poljak, Marketing Coordinator said "Takeda truly stands out as an 
organization that puts employees first in so many ways. It is an organization 
that actually practices what it preaches when it comes to investing in 
employees - it is the first place I have worked that lives and breathes its 
About Takeda Canada 
Takeda Canada, located in Oakville, Ontario, is Canada marketing's and sales 
organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. 
As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and a leader in the global 
industry, Takeda's mission is to strive toward better health for patients 
worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. It has a commercial presence 
covering around 70 countries, with particular strength in Asia, North America, 
Europe and fast-growing emerging markets including Latin America, Russia-CIS 
and China. Takeda is ranked 12th by global Rx sales, 14th in the BRIC 
countries and 18th in Europe.Areas of focus include cardiovascular and 
metabolic diseases, immunology and respiratory diseases, oncology and central 
nervous system diseases, among others. Through the integration of Millennium 
Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed, Takeda has been transforming itself, broadening 
its therapeutic expertise and geographic outreach. 
Additional information about Takeda Canada is available through its website, 
Jeanne Menard Corporate Communications Takeda Canada Inc. 
jeanne.menard@takeda.com Tel: 905-469-5432 
SOURCE: Takeda Canada, Inc. 
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