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Category Source Code Comment Rating Date  Subject Climate Counts compares companies on their commitment to tackling global warming. Change from previous year's score: +2 Review: 13/22 points. Climate Counts has found that Pfizer measures much of its companywide impact on global warming annually since at least 2000. Reduce: 32/56 points. Climate Counts has found that Pfizer has established clear goals to reduce its energy use, and has reduced its impact on global warming (i.e., its greenhouse gas emissions or climate footprint). The company also encourages energy conservation by others. Policy Stance: 7/10 points. Pfizer has openly demonstrated its support for public policy that addresses climate change. Report: 10/12 points. Pfizer actively makes information public on its companywide efforts to address global warming. May 12, 2011 Pfizer
McSpotlight In 1992, Greenpeace listed a Pfizer plant as one of the ten worst polluters in the South East of England. The plant had breached its discharge consent four times since the beginning of 1991 and also discharged ten chemicals for which it did not have a permit, including organochlorines .Pfizer was the target of a Greenpeace campaign in 1988 for dumping industrial waste in Eire, and a US group listed Pfizer as one of the top fifteen corporate contributors to global pollution, based on 1987 figures. (Noted here as 'additional information only' due to age of report).' Pfizer
Amalgamated Research UN Global Compact participant The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. However it's non-binding nature has been widely criticised, and many signatory corporations continue to violate the Compact's values. May 17, 2011 Pfizer Profile is a wiki based amalgamated research site raising awareness of corporate abuse and ethical consumerism. Follow source link for further information on this company's histroy and involvements. Pfizer
Social :: Human Rights Global Exchange Human Rights Abuse: Killer price-gouging Pfizer is one of the largest and most profitable pharmaceutical companies in the world with revenues of $52.5 billion in 2004. In addition to Viagra, Zoloft, Zithromax, and Norvasc, Pfizer produces the HIV/AIDS-related drugs Rescriptor, Viracept and Diflucan (fluconazole). Like other drug companies, they sell these drugs at prices poor people cannot afford and aggressively fight efforts to make it easier for generic drugs to enter the market. They have even cut off drug shipments to Canadian pharmacies that sold Pfizer drugs to patients in the United States for costs more affordable than those offered in US pharmacies. To ensure its profits, Pfizer invests heavily in US campaign contributions. Though it can't seem to afford to offer life-saving drugs at affordable prices, it was able to scrounge up $544,900 for mostly Republican candidates in election cycle 2006 (still in progress) and $1,630,556 in the 2004 election cycle. Drug companies' refusal to put human beings' health ahead of their own greed and profits is especially deadly for people with HIV/AIDS. AIDS killed 3.1 million people in 2004, a shocking death rate that could be greatly reduced if treatment was made available to people who right now cannot afford it. Pfizer and other drug companies have refused to grant generic licenses for HIV/AIDS drugs to countries like Brazil, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic, where patients are forced to pay $20 per weekly pill for drugs like fluconazole, though the average national wage is only $120 per month. Instead of helping eradicate the world's worst pandemic in history, the World Trade Organization has made matters worse. Beginning in 1995, the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) protected companies by stopping WTO member countries from making generic versions of their drugs. Because of public pressure, the WTO announced a new agreement in 2003 to allow poor countries to access cheap generic antiretroviral drugs, but in practice, the drugs are just as inaccessible to poor countries as they were before. Dec. 2, 2007 Pfizer
Environmental :: Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Leadership Listed in the Health Care sector, with a score of 84. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2010 is a ranking applied to companies responding to the Investor CDP questionnaire about how they actively manage their impact on the environment. Jan. 1, 2010 Pfizer
Illegal marketing Pfizer copped the largest US criminal fine ever (US$2.3 billion), in the settlement of allegations that it had illegally marketed its painkiller Bextra. Pfizer This company is a customer of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), the largest contract testing laboratory in Europe. HLS have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds and monkeys. Pfizer
Multinational Monitor Named one of Multinational Monitor's Pfizer
Social :: Human Rights 100% on Corporate Equality Index Company listed under the Household Products category. Jan. 1, 2011 Pfizer
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