Social Impact Ranking

Each of the companies in the VV-Good Index are listed here in order of their social performance.

Across the sector, there is much more room for transparency in social impact reporting. In the company reports, there can be detail about training courses provided/ drugs donated but there is an opportunity to put this information into context and show what the impact has been overall, particularly on key issues, like those cited by the Millennium Development Goals, as pharmaceutical companies can have a very direct impact on society through impact on health and well-being. Closely monitoring the performance of companies, both in the developing and developed countries is therefore crucial. 

Only Astra Zeneca, Novartis and GlaxoSmith Kline published this in 2011. With hundreds of cases of misconduct being investigated each year, it pulls into question the effectiveness of corporate governance and ethical practices in maintaining high ethical standards.