Environmental Management & Policy


Abbott’s Global Environmental, Health and Safety Policy sets and achieves targeted objectives, including requiring contractors working on behalf of Abbott to conform to regulatory requirements and meet applicable internal Environment, Health and Safety standards.


Abbott’s Energy Policy sets aggressive goals to further reduce our environmental footprint, including our commitments to dramatically reducing CO2 e emissions.


Abbott’s Water Policy details our commitments to improving access to clean water in communities around the world and to reducing and efficiently managing our company’s own use of water.


Abbott’s Environmental Procurement Guidelines formalizes our approach and provides guidance on incorporating sustainable sourcing principles into the purchasing process.


Abbott’s EHS Technical Standards enable Abbott to set consistent technical expectations at all of its sites around the world, to prevent and minimize work-related injury and illness.


Abbott engaged an environmental consultant, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. (BVNA), to conduct an assurance of its greenhouse gas emissions data, water and waste data, as well as the related management systems. A copy of BVNA's report, covering this work, is available on our Web site.

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