In addition to the regular questions about animal testing in our assessment of healthcare companies, we started an engagement project on animal testing in the healthcare equipment industry.
As a first step in this project we have made an inventory of the information that the relevant companies in our SRI portfolios publish about animal testing. In 2018, we will use this information as a starting point for engagement.
Our goal is to gain an insight into the size and purpose of animal tests in the HCE industry, to raise awareness of the availability of alternatives and to encourage active replacement of animal tests. Eventually, we aim to improve the transparency of healthcare equipment companies