Oakville-Based Pharmaceutical Company Awarded by Great Place to Work®
OAKVILLE, ON, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - After a dynamic year of change for the
newly combined organization, Takeda Canada is honoured to be ranked as one of
the 'Best Workplaces in Canada', an annual list published by the Great Place
to Work® Institute Canada.
After undergoing a rigorous and objective methodology involving detailed
employee surveys, as well as an audit of corporate culture, 100 companies have
made this year's list of best workplaces in Canada.
Takeda's appearance on this list is a testament to its employees. Part of why
the company achieved its #21 ranking this year is the fact that Takeda brings
together the best talent from two recently merged companies - Takeda and
Nycomed - creating an unbeatable workforce and a vibrant local culture.
"Our success for inclusion on this year's list of 'Best Workplaces in Canada'
has been made possible through the passion, efforts and talents of our
employees," says Mike Egli, President & CEO of Takeda Canada. "Takeda
fosters a culture based on our strong values and an environment that is
rewarding, challenging and balanced - making Takeda a place that people want
to work at every day."
While this was a year of change, Takeda Canada built on the best of both
legacy companies while constantly learning from both sides, and ensuring
ongoing and transparent communications during the integration process.
Because of this, employees worked together as a team and trusted each other;
the culture also remained strong by living the corporate values and
"I'm proud to work for an organization that has a culture that strives for
top-notch performance and encourages employees to be their very best," says
Adele Zita, Vice President, Human Resources. "Integrity is at the core of
our corporate culture and it guides us through our day-to-day work, helps us
navigate through times of change, difficulties or challenges, and helps us to
stay focused on our mission of bringing better health for patients worldwide
through leading innovation in medicine."
How 'Best Workplace' Rankings Are Achieved
This year, the judges for the Best Workplaces in Canada assessed a total of
57,000 employees from a variety of Canadian businesses ranging in size from 50
to >1,000 employees. Two-thirds of a company's total score comes from
employee responses to the 'Trust Index' survey (comprised of 59 scaled and two
open-ended questions). The questions centre on the critical characteristics of
credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The remaining third of
the score comes from the evaluation of the culture audit submitted by each
The winners of the 2013 Best Workplaces in Canada were announced in a special
national report published in The Globe & Mail.
About Great Place to Work® Institute Canada
The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada is dedicated to building a better
society by helping companies transform their workplaces. The Institute's work
is based on the major findings of more than 20 years of research - that trust
between managers and employees is the primary defining characteristic of the
best workplaces. The Institute offers services and tools to help companies
build trust and become more effective organizations - www.greatplacetowork.ca.
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,
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