Clause 29 Annual Public Disclosure of Contracted Services, Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Provided to Patient Organisations

Clause 29

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29.1

(New Clause) Companies must make publicly available annually, a list of patient organisations to which it provides donations, grants or sponsorship (including in relation to events/meetings) or with whom it has engaged to provide contracted services over the reporting period. This information must be disclosed on the company website either on a national or European level. Each reporting period shall cover a full calendar year.

Each company must include a note of methodologies used by it in preparing the disclosures and identifying support and contracted services provided.

29.2

(New Clause and part of 27.7 and 27.8) The disclosure for the provision of donations, grants or sponsorship (including in relation to events/meetings) to a patient organisation must include:

• the monetary value of each financial contribution (grant or sponsorship) to include a description that is sufficiently complete to enable the reader to understand the nature of that support or the arrangements in accordance with Clauses 23 and 10

• the monetary value for each non-financial and/or indirect support (donation); the published information must also include a clear description of each donation that is sufficiently complete to enable the reader to understand the nature of the support or the arrangements. If the non-financial and/or indirect support (donation) cannot be assigned a meaningful monetary value, the published information must describe clearly the non-monetary value that the organisation receives that is sufficiently complete to enable the reader to understand the nature of the support or the arrangements in accordance with Clause 23.

The disclosure for contracted services provided by each patient organisation, in accordance with Clause 24, must include:

• the total amount paid per patient organisation per calendar year including a description of the services provided that is sufficiently complete to enable the reader to understand the nature of the services provided without the necessity to divulge confidential information

• fees and expenses should be disclosed separately.