In May 2019 Ethical Consumer viewed the Teva website for the company's environmental policy or report. There were a few mentions of the environment and Teva said in very vague terms that it was concerned about protecting it. However, there was no detailed discussion, no quantified targets, and no independently verified environmental data.

A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within the two years and have its environmental data independently verified.

Teva did not meet any of these criteria therefore it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for Environmental Reporting.

Reference:

Teva website (13 May 2019)

In May 2019 Ethical Consumer searched the Pfizer website for the company's policy on the use of the hazardous chemicals parabens, triclosan and phthalates.

Some forms or uses of these chemicals are banned or restricted in the EU or the USA.

Triclosan is an antibacterial and is a suspected endocrine disruptor. Parabens are also endocrine disruptors and have been linked to breast cancer and are used as preservatives. Phthalates, usually DEP or DBP, are used in fragrances and are endocrine disruptors.

A strong policy on toxics would be no use of these chemicals or clear, dated targets for ending their use.

Nothing could be found that specifically mentioned these three chemicals.

Therefore the company received Ethical Consumer's worst rating on toxics.

Reference:

Teva website (13 May 2019)