Embracing equity, equality, diversity & inclusion (EED&I) is one of our foundational values, and our commitment to improving it is universal and unchanging. We are committed to treating everyone equally, with dignity and respect, and to continuously improving.
We are focused on solidifying AbbVie as an inclusive employer of choice and are tracking employee representation, in our workforce and in our management.
However, we have seen that the legal industry is behind in meeting these same standards. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), as a profession
- 5% of active lawyers in the United States are African American,
- 5% are Hispanic, and
- 3% are Asian,
numbers which materially fail to represent the United States’ changing population demographics.
In 2018, we launched our Diversity in Law initiatives in line with our commitment to creating a self-sustaining culture of promoting equity and leveraging partnerships to demand the change we want to see.
We are also a signatory to ABA Diversity Resolution 113 that seeks to create a legal profession that reflects the public it serves.