Roche notes patent policy in sustainability report:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Basel, Switzerland-based Roche has introduced a new sustainability report to be published in tandem with its usual annual report. The new document follows guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative, a "multi-stakeholder initiative" comprising organisations as diverse as British American Tobacco and Oxfam International, working in partnership with various UN programmes. In the report, the company emphasises its policy of abstaining from patent enforcement in least developed countries and its financial support for health initiatives in Africa, as well as its progress in eco-efficiency.