SRI--Health and Safety

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Healthcare
 
We support:
• Proposals asking disclosure on the financial and legal impact of their policies regarding prescription drug information, unless such information is already publicly disclosed.
• Proposals that call for transparency in pharmaceutical promotion. This includes promotional activities; i.e., the disclosure of endorsement benefits and incentives given to physicians.
• Proposals calling for affordable healthcare for employees and their dependents.
 
We do not support:
• Proposals requesting the adoption of principles for health care reform as they put an unfair burden on the companies and ask them to take an arbitrary stance on universal healthcare, a public policy issue.
• Proposals that attribute major health concerns to a specific product when scientific evidence is not available or circumstantial.
 
Product Safety
 
We support:
• Proposals that ask for reporting on the use of known toxic chemicals in product production, packaging, and ingredients.
• Proposals that call for the disclosure of expenditures on lobbying and other activities to prevent the regulation of suspected toxins that are as of yet unregulated.
• Proposals that companies publish reports on policies regarding nanomaterial product safety and the identification of product categories that contain nanomaterials.
 
Occupational Safety
 
We support:
• Proposals that call for companies to provide employees with above minimum legal workplace safety. For US companies, compliance needs to be beyond the minimum set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (http://www.osha.gov/).
• Proposals that call for companies to prevent harm inflicted on employees by chemicals and modern appliances in the workplace.
• Proposals that call for companies to promote mental health in the workplace in terms of working hours, and the encouragement of emotionally safe environment.
 
International Production
 
We support:
• Proposals that ask for companies to report on country and region selection criteria for production facilities.
• Proposals that call for reporting on compliance with domestic and international labor, health and safety standards and regulations. The reporting should include any third party auditing reports, records of violations and improvement strategies.
 
Community Hazards
 
We support:
• Proposals that ask for companies to report on their oversight of the community health effects of their production operations.
• Proposals calling for reporting of placement of production facilities and their related health effects.
 
Access to Water
 
We support:
• Proposals calling for disclosure or reporting on effects of water usage in production on local water supply and community health.