The document 'GSK Public Policy Position Statement on Nanotechnology' (May 2019) was downloaded from the GlaxoSmithKline website, www.gsk.com, in April 2020.
The document stated that the company had no products on the market that contained deliberately engineered nanomaterials but also stated that it sold sunscreen containing "nano-sized titanium dioxide" and that it was "using nanotechnologyin our development programmesto explore ways of enhancing the effectiveness of new antigensor to potentially expand the uses of existing commercial vaccines".
Ethical Consumer considered nanotechnology to be a technology that carried potential environmental and health risks, and had not yet been sufficiently established as safe. The company therefore lost half a mark under the Controversial Technologies category.
www.gsk.com (16 April 2020)