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Our Principles

AbbVie’s identity is shaped by the work we do - producing innovative medicines, continually investing in our pipeline, and giving back to create healthier, more vibrant communities. Most of all, this identity has been shaped by the beliefs we share that have emerged organically since AbbVie began.

Our principles are foundational

Our purpose is profound, and our path is clear. We embrace the responsibility of making a remarkable impact on people's lives through the innovative medicines and solutions we create together. This is driven by our compassion for people, commitment to innovation and inclusion, service to the community, and uncompromising integrity at the heart of everything we do.

Operating as one AbbVie team, we care deeply for our patients, their families, our employees, and our communities. We strive to always do the right thing, pursuing the highest standards in quality, compliance, safety, and performance. In everything we do, we invest and innovate relentlessly to tackle unmet needs, creating new medicines and healthcare approaches for a healthier world.

Our Principles

Globally, our employees embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives and treat everyone equally, with dignity and respect, allowing us all to achieve our best. We proudly do our part to serve and support our communities and protect the environment, making a lasting impact that's felt within healthcare and beyond.

What we do isn't easy, but we persevere because what we achieve inspires hope and transforms lives—every single day.


Our Principles, in focus.

The Principles are at the heart of our company. Hear our own leaders and employees share their passion for and perspectives on living each of our Principles.


Transforming lives

We inspire hope and transform lives every day. We make decisions based on our deep caring and compassion for people, delivering a lasting impact to our patients, their families, our employees and the community. Watch the video


Acting with integrity

We strive to always do the right thing. With uncompromising integrity at the heart of everything we do, we pursue the highest standards in quality, compliance, safety and performance. Watch the video.


Driving innovation

We innovate relentlessly in everything we do to tackle unmet needs. We invest in the discovery and development of new medicines and healthcare approaches for a healthier world. Watch the video.


Embracing diversity & inclusion

We treat everyone equally, with dignity and respect. Around the world, our employees embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives which allows us all to achieve our best. Watch the video.

Our commitment to racial justice


Serving the community

We are proud to serve and support the community and do our part to protect the environment. We make a remarkable impact that's felt within healthcare and beyond. Watch the video.