Abbott is Built to Last

Check out highlights on Abbott’s economic, social and environmental performance in its 2019 Global Sustainability Report.

Sustainability|Aug.14, 2020

Abbott's 2019 Global Sustainability Report is out and spotlights the company's latest work that's helping build a healthier, more resilient world.

For Abbott, sustainability starts with the company's purpose — helping people lead fuller lives through better health. That's how Abbott can make the biggest impact on people's lives and deliver sustainable, responsible business growth in the years to come.

Here's what you should know:

  • Leading life-changing health tech — From Abbott’s multiple COVID-19 tests, to regulatory milestones for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system and structural heart technology, Abbott continues to advance its innovation in critical areas of health where it’s a technology leader.

  • Broader COVID-19 response — Find out how Abbott is leveraging its diagnostics expertise and scale to help combat the pandemic. And get details on Abbott’s work strengthening health systems and communities to take on the global challenge and the company’s efforts to help its employees stay healthy.

  • Boosting supply chain resiliency — Abbott helped mitigate climate-related supply chain issues in 2019 by reducing its carbon emissions 43% against 2010 levels (exceeding the 2020 goal of 40% reduction), adjusted for sales. The company also decreased the total weight of its packaging by 14%, leading to the total elimination of approximately 41.8 million pounds of packaging and saving over $100 million since 2010.

For more details, take a look at Abbott's 2019 Global Sustainability Report.