Letter from the Chairman and CEO
Miles D. White
Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer
To Our Stakeholders:
Abbott is proud to share an update on our citizenship efforts. This section of our website highlights our company's progress toward its economic, social and environmental objectives, and has been updated to reflect the separation of our company on January 1, 2013, into two leading health care companies – one a diversified health care company that retains the Abbott name; the other a research-based pharmaceutical company named AbbVie. Abbott will publish its complete Global Citizenship Report for 2012 later in 2013.
Abbott and AbbVie remain committed to the same historic mission of turning science into caring while adhering to strong values and citizenship commitments. Indeed, our separation into two companies is designed to help both companies better serve more people in more places than ever before, as they continue to enhance their respective leadership in delivering important health care solutions.
Here at Abbott, we remain acutely conscious of the opportunities presented by the world’s growing health care needs. We are equally conscious of the responsibilities that such opportunities confer – in the developed markets where Abbott has contributed major health care innovations for 125 years, and in the emerging markets where we continue to expand our presence.
We appreciate your interest in our citizenship programs and look forward to reporting our continued progress.
Note: All data in the Global Citizenship section reflects activities prior to the separation of Abbott and AbbVie on January 1, 2013.