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Life-Changing Technology for the Sustainable Future of Healthcare

Published 02-05-19

Issued by Abbott

Summary

“By driving our business to achieve positive economic, social and environmental impact, Abbott is delivering life-changing technologies, creating value in communities worldwide and achieving sustainable growth.” – Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Report Highlights

“By driving our business to achieve positive economic, social and environmental impact, Abbott is delivering life-changing technologies, creating value in communities worldwide and achieving sustainable growth.” – Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Abbott, a global healthcare leader, strives to help people live their best lives through life-changing technology – but also focuses on making this important work sustainable for the future. With leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines, the company serves people in more than 160 countries and employs 103,000 people.

Abbott recently released its Global Sustainability Highlights Report, which provides key examples of their long-standing sustainability performance, including:

  • A look at the many ways the company's work has a sustainable impact, through the lens of a single product: FreeStyle Libre system, a groundbreaking continuous glucose monitoring system designed with simplicity and access in mind
  • Dedication and vigilance in incorporating cybersecurity considerations throughout the product development process for medical and diagnostic devices
  • Operational resilience following natural disasters in Puerto Rico
  • Packaging innovations developed with a focus on safety, efficiency and end-to-end sustainability

Abbott also continues to be recognized for leading its industry in sustainability. In 2018, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index named Abbott the Global Industry Leader for the sixth consecutive year, and Fortune recently named Abbott the No. 1 company in its industry for social responsibility for six consecutive years. Fortune also included Abbott on their "Change the World" list, highlighting the company's shared value work to empower dairy farmers and build a stronger local supply chain in India.

For a comprehensive look at Abbott’s economic, social and environmental progress and performance, visit their website at www.abbott.com/sustainability and check out their 2017 Global Sustainability Report.

Contact:
Abbott Media: Matt Bedella, +1-224-668-3394
Abbott Sustainability: Susan Beverly, +1-224-668-9096

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About Abbott and the Abbott Fund

The Abbott Fund is a philanthropic foundation established by Abbott in 1951. The Abbott Fund's mission is to create healthier global communities by investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care and strengthen communities worldwide. For more information, visit www.abbottfund.org.

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's website at www.abbott.com.

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