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12 Sep 2006

Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Company responses to Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility report "Benchmarking AIDS"

In August 2006, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility issued a report, "Benchmarking AIDS: Evaluating pharmaceutical company responses to the public health crisis in emerging markets"...The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 15 benchmarked companies to respond to the report; the results to date are indicated below. - Abbott Laboratories statement - AstraZeneca response - Boehringer-Ingelheim response - Bristol-Myers Squibb response - Eli Lilly - declined to respond - Gilead Sciences - declined to respond - GlaxoSmithKline response - Hoffman-La Roche - declined to respond - Merck response - Novartis response - Pfizer response - Tibotec (part of Johnson & Johnson) response - sanofi-aventis: We invited sanofi-aventis to respond; no response has been received. - Schering-Plough - declined to respond - Wyeth - press release sent in response to ICCR report