Abbott Leads Industry in Sustainability

Abbott named industry leader in sustainability for the sixth consecutive year by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Sustainability|Sep.13, 2018

At Abbott, sustainability is integrated into everything we do, around the world – delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact for the many people we serve.

In recognition of this comprehensive approach, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has once again named Abbott the industry leader for responsible and sustainable business. It's the sixth consecutive year we've received this important recognition. And, we've been included on the DJSI list for 14 consecutive years – which demonstrates our longstanding commitment to sustainability. You can read more about the DJSI news here.

Abbott's approach to sustainability begins with our life-changing technology, and extends across our global operations and the work we do with others. To see the broad scope of our work, see our 2017 Global Sustainability Report – but for a quick view, here's a few examples of how we bring sustainability to life:

  • Sustainability built into our products: To learn more about the many ways our products have a positive impact, see our recent story, Life Changing Tech Meets Sustainability.

  • Creating a stronger supply chain: Our supply chain is integral to our business, and our impact on society and the environment. Abbott was recently recognized for this important work, earning a place on Fortune magazine's prestigious "Change the World" list.

  • Protecting the environment: Across our company, we're working to reduce the impact of our business on the environment, with 2020 global environmental goals. Find out more about our work here.

  • Making an impact through partnership: Beyond our business, we share our expertise and science with others to help address critical needs and build healthier, stronger communities. This includes work to fight malnutrition with fortified rice, hurricane prep efforts in at-risk communities, and a longstanding public-private partnership to strengthen the healthcare system in Tanzania.

For more on Abbott's sustainability work, visit