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CSR Activities at Takeda Ireland Ltd

Blue September- Men Facing up to Cancer:

Blue September is celebrated in the USA, Australia, New Zealand & the UK - In September 2011 it came to Ireland. Blue September is an international men's health campaign that seeks to tackle the fact that men are far more likely to develop and die of cancer than women. It is a fun way of delivering a serious message.

By painting faces blue, delivering simple health messages and fundraising for Irish cancer charities we can break down barriers to discussing men's health. It also helps men reduce the risk of developing cancer by making better lifestyle choices. The campaign seeks to raise funds for cancer care in Ireland.

The Blue September campaign is aligned with one of Takeda's key therapeutic areas, oncology. This provides a fitting partnership for Takeda, emphasising our dedication to the health and wellbeing of both our patients and employees. 2,700 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year in Ireland, more than both bowel and breast cancer. Takeda market leuprorelin acetate as Prostap DCS in Ireland. More information on treatments can be found in the "Takeda Products in Ireland" section.

Takeda Ireland Limited ran a programme of awareness and fundraising events for Blue September in 2011 to reinforce our commitment to employee well being and raise awareness for male cancer.
Staff painted their faces blue, wore blue jeans, and donated to the Blue September appeal.

Blue September

Some international assignees in our sister site in Tianjin China also "got blue" in support:

Staff participated in the Blue September "Dip in the Nip", held a Blue Bake sale and participated in a "Takeda's got Talent" event to raise funds.
Educational information on male cancer was made available throughout the month and health screening was carried out by the Company's Occupational Health Nurse.

Blue Jeans Friday:

Staff at TIL wearing blue jeansBlue September Information

Staff at TIL wore blue jeans in an aim to raise awareness for male cancer. Educational information was made available and staff made donations to the Blue September appeal.


A full day of events for staff and guests with presentations from special guests. Staff wore Blue and had their faces painted. In the evening a charity event 'Takeda's got Talent' was held in a local venue which was attended by staff and the general public.

Special guests included: Lilian McGovern, CEO of the Marie Keating Foundation and Chris Donoghue from NewsTalk FM.

"Bring a book, buy a book"

TIL staff raised funds for a local charity via a staff "Bring a book, buy a book" sale.
Staff donated hundreds of books to an internal book bank to raise funds for a local charity, St. Michael's House. The books were displayed in the canteen allowing staff to browse and buy books.

St. Michael's House is a voluntary body that develops and provides community-based services for people with an intellectual disability.
The organization provides services to 1,602 children and adults with an intellectual disability in over 170 centers. Services include: clinical, special national schools, inclusive education, vocational training, adult day services, employment support, residential, independent living, respite, social, recreational and specialised Alzheimer services. Funds raised went towards expanding St. Michael's House's Early Services Programmes.

This event was a great opportunity for TIL staff to re-use and recycle books as well as helping the local community. A diverse range of books were bought and sold, from cookery books to sports books etc. Given the diversity of our workforce, we also sold books in a wide range of languages. A sense of community within TIL ensued and a huge effort was made by all involved to guarantee a successful event.

St. Vincent de Paul

Annually TIL staff contribute to St. Vincent de Paul's Christmas gift and food appeal. Gifts and food collected in December annually are given to families in need within the local community.

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