Novartis AG is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical analysis and clinical research.
“Novartis is committed to transparent reporting of the numbers of animals needed for research and development purposes in the discovery and study of molecules and chemical compounds to find out if they are safe and effective for treating specific diseases.”
Novartis AG develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products. It operates through the following segments: Pharmaceuticals, Alcon, Sandoz, and Corporate Activities. The Pharmaceuticals segment provides patent-protected prescription medicines. The Alcon segment offers surgical, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, and vision care products. The Sandoz segment supplies generic pharmaceuticals. The Corporate Activities segment includes other items of income and expense which are not attributable to specific segments such as certain expenses related to post-employment benefits, environmental remediation liabilities, charitable activities, donations, and sponsorships. The company was founded on February 29, 1996 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company Website: https://www.novartis.com