Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Healthcare Products Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Healthcare Products Sector?
Nov 5, 2014 8:00 AM ET

November 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Healthcare Products Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 27 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Healthcare Products Sector are:

  1. Customer Health and Safety
  2. Products and Services
  3. Water
  4. Indirect Economic Impacts
  5. Remediation
  6. Transport
  7. Marketing Communications
  8. Emissions, Effluents and Waste
  9. Investment and Procurement Practices
  10. Assessment

Results:  The complimentary report examining 35 sectors including top 10 GRI aspects, and top/bottom 10 GRI performance indicators can be downloaded here:

The full rankings for all 84 GRI performance indicators and all 37 GRI Aspects for each of the 35 sectors examined are available for purchase at:

Organizations included in the Healthcare Products Sector study are:

Abbott, Alliance Boots, Amgen Inc., APL, Apoteket, Baxter International, Bilim Pharmaceuticals Company, Colgate-Palmolive, CVS Caremark Corporation, ESTEVE, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Fosun Pharmaceutical, Infinitus China, Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Company, Medtronic, Merck USA, Mölnlycke Health Care, Mustafa Nevzat, Novozymes, Orion Group, Pfizer Corporation Austria, Roche Pharmaceuticals Turkey, Sandoz Türkiye, Takeda, Unimed de Cascavel - Cooperativa de Trabalho Médico, Unimed Vitoria, Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Company


About G&A Institute (
G&A Institute is a New York-based, private sector company providing sustainability-focused services and resources to corporate and investment community clients, including: Issue Counseling & Sustainability Strategies; Sustainability Reporting; Materiality Assessments; Stakeholder Engagement; Benchmarking; Investor Relations; Communications; Coaching, Team Building & Training;  Issues Monitoring & Customized Research; Third Party Recognitions.  G&A is the exclusive Data Partner for the GRI in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

On the G&A Institute web site there is additional information available on the Fact Sheet: What Matters Project (  The resulting "most important" to "least important" ranking for the 35 sectors is available to media on a case-by-case basis please contact:  Peter Hamilton (


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