Update on Ukraine Support

Sustainability|Apr.29, 2022

Abbott stands with the international community condemning the war in Ukraine, mourning the horrible human suffering and calling for peace and stability for Ukraine and its people.  

Our first priority is for the safety and wellbeing of the hundreds of employees we have in Ukraine. We are in regular contact with our colleagues in Ukraine, and thankfully they are all accounted for at this time.

In addition to the $2 million monetary donation to humanitarian partner organizations we announced on March 4, Abbott has begun donating health care products in Ukraine to support the Ukrainian people and in Poland to support Ukrainian refugees. We’ve donated medicines and diabetes care products through relief partners and through the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. We continue to evaluate the on-the-ground needs and will do what we can to support the health of Ukrainians, which has been unbearably impacted by violence.

As a healthcare company we have an important purpose, which is to preserve and restore health and save lives. We do this in more than 160 countries. Healthcare products including food, medicine and medical products are generally exempt from sanctions for humanitarian reasons. In Russia, where Abbott provides healthcare products including life-sustaining medicines for cancer and organ function, we are suspending non-essential business activity in the country, including all new investments, business development and advertising.

We will continue to closely monitor and assess this evolving crisis.

March 4, 2022

Abbott Condemns the War and Violence in Ukraine and Pledges $2 Million to Support Humanitarian Efforts

Abbott stands with the international community condemning the war and the violence in Ukraine against its people, and calls for peace.  

Our top priority is supporting the safety and wellbeing of our Ukrainian employees and we are taking all steps we can to assist them.

To support Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, the Abbott Fund is donating $2 million to humanitarian organizations including International Medical Corps, Americares and Project HOPE to deliver emergency and primary health care services, supplies and basic needs for people in Ukraine and in border countries serving Ukrainian refugees. We were able to ensure ample supply of our health care products in Ukraine and we will do everything we can to continue serving the Ukrainian people, including donating products based on our ability to do so through appropriate channels.

We join those calling for peace and will continue to monitor the situation to see how we can further support the health and wellness of the Ukrainian people and our employees.