Abbott Leads Industry in Sustainability for 8 Years

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index names Abbott the top company in its industry for the eighth consecutive year.

Sustainability | Nov. 16, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing social, economic and environmental challenges continuing to impact our world, business is being called on to step up and respond like never before.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) recognizes the companies that are doing exactly that – delivering top economic, social and environmental performance to help build a more sustainable future for us all. And once again, they've included Abbott among the top companies leading the way.

For the eighth consecutive year, DJSI named Abbott the industry leader in sustainability, earning top scores in governance/economic and social performance. This is the 16th straight year that Abbott has been recognized as a sustainability leader on the DJSI, including both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and North America Index.

For details on Abbott's leading sustainability performance on DJSI, see our news release.

Bringing sustainability to life in 2020

Guided by our purpose of helping people live more fully through our life-changing technologies and products, here are just a few examples of how we've delivered results across our business and in partnership with others.

For more examples of Abbott's work, see our Newsroom stories on sustainability. And for a full look at our comprehensive approach and transparent disclosures on sustainability, see Abbott's latest Global Sustainability Report.

Looking ahead to 2030

As demonstrated by our continued inclusion on DJSI, Abbott has a longstanding commitment to sustainable, responsible business. We intend to further extend this commitment with the launch of our 2030 sustainability strategy and plan later this year. With forward-looking targets closely aligned to our purpose of helping people live fuller lives through better health, our 2030 plan will build a stronger, more sustainable Abbott that better serves the many people who depend on us, for years to come.

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can learn about our approach to sustainability here.