Driven by our Principles

Our purpose is profound, and our path is clear. We know we are at our best when all voices are heard and valued and when our employees can contribute their best. That’s why embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is one of our core Principles.

At AbbVie, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion means:

Equality is
appreciating differences and treating people with dignity and respect. It is the fair treatment of people regardless of their visible or less visible characteristics such as gender, race, physical or mental disability, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age.

Diversity is
valuing and sharing an infinite range of ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds to broaden our perspectives. We seek to build diverse teams at every level of the organization.

Inclusion is
actively accepting each person as an important part of our organization, and encouraging collaboration between individuals and teams with different points of view. Inclusion enables a sense of belonging and it is how we create the most value from a diverse team.

How we are doing

We are proud of the external recognition we’ve received as a top employer, the actions our Employee Resource Groups are driving, and our commitment to building and supporting a diverse, high-performing workforce highlighted in our Responsible Action Report. Learn more.

Recognition and ratings

The work we do at AbbVie hasn’t gone unnoticed. We are consistently recognized for our diversity and inclusion.

See the full list of recognition awards

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) enrich our workplace by promoting awareness and appreciation of our diversity, and supporting people of all backgrounds to develop and thrive in the organization.

Learn more about our ERG programs

Responsible Action Report

Our annual Responsible Action Report details the approach we’ve taken to advancing our responsibility priorities, and the progress we’re making on key performance indicators across our global business.

View the report

Our focus on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion enables us to continue growing

With a focus on recruiting, developing, retaining and performing, our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy enables us to raise the bar and continue growing. It includes:

  • Driving Awareness & Understanding
    • Instilling an inclusive mindset in all leaders and employees
  • Attracting & Sourcing Talent
    • Proactively finding and engaging top talent
  • Developing & Engaging Talent
    • Creating opportunities for talent to thrive
  • Creating Connections & Community
    • Bringing people together to promote inclusion

Why it matters

For our people: When everyone can be themselves at work and when they’re treated with respect and dignity, we maximize every employee’s potential.

For our patients: Developing and delivering innovative life-changing medicines for our diverse patients with unique health challenges requires thoughtfulness and creativity that only comes from a wide range of inputs.

For our business: ED&I is good for our people and patients, and also for our business—strengthening performance, helping us innovate and understand our customers, and retaining the best talent.

Our people stories

AbbVie is made up of 30,000 employees across the world, contributing in diverse ways to one collective purpose. In the below series, we take a closer look at some of the incredible people who embody our company's Principles.


5 minutes with … Tahira Payne

First up, a conversation with Tahira Payne, Area Director, Site Management & Monitoring, Research & Development.

See the story


5 minutes with … Kevin Chedda

In our second in the series, a conversation with Kevin Chedda, Associate Director, Category Management.

See the story