Now more than ever, the sustainability of business and the sustainability of society are interconnected. We at Abbott believe that innovative, responsible and sustainable business plays an important role in building a healthy, thriving society.
Our global citizenship strategy continues to focus on four key priorities: Innovating for the Future, Enhancing Access, Supporting Patients and Consumers and Safeguarding the Environment. These four priorities give us a framework for applying our scientific expertise, business acumen, resources and employee talents to make a positive impact on the world around us. We strive to foster economic, environmental and social well-being – with our products, in the way we operate our company and through our involvement with the communities where we live and work.
By integrating our core business practices with our global citizenship efforts, Abbott enhances the health, prosperity and quality of life in the communities we serve while rewarding our employees, partners and investors. In the process, we gain knowledge and experience that help us create new products and services, bring new efficiencies to our business operations and strengthen our relationships with stakeholders around the world.
Note: All data reflects Abbott activities in 2012. Some content has been adjusted to remove data specific to AbbVie, which became a separate company on Jan. 1, 2013.