Each year, Med Ad News releases its ranking of the world's Top 50 Pharmaceutical Companies (http://www.pharmalive.com). In addition to providing in- depth information on the how the world's leading pharmaceutical companies have fared during the past year, their September issue includes an extensive profile on Roche and their website features an in-depth interview with Roche CEO Franz Humer (http://www.pharmalive.com/extra/2007/090407.cfm).
The criteria used to select the pharmaceutical company of the year are based on a model developed by the editors of Med Ad News. Each one of the top 50 companies is evaluated on a number of categories, including: recent and projected future financial strength, number of billion-plus drugs on the market, number of potential billion-plus drugs in the pipeline, recent number of new drug introductions, number of new drugs to be launched in the near future, quality of new products, quality of management and vision, marketing ability and activity, strength of the product pipeline, first-half current- year performance, formative events and actions, business strategy, corporate governance and ethics, Wall Street standing, responsiveness to market forces, shareholder value, and future direction and future potential.
This selection follows the first Financial Times / Citi Private Bank Environmental Award where Roche was awarded "The Greatest Improvement in Carbon Efficiency Achieved by a Large Enterprise both on a European and a Global level." These Awards underline the company's leadership in environmental protection and its commitment to meet the climate change challenge by concrete and measurable steps. Since 1996, Roche has reduced its CO2 emissions, the main factor of the climate change, by more than 70% relative to its total turnover.
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