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Making a real impact

Corporate responsibility is ingrained in everything we do. It’s how we run a successful business that makes a genuine and lasting positive impact for patients, employees and communities.

As follow-up to our 2019 Responsible Action Report, we are evaluating additional disclosures to further address company stakeholder interest by the end of 2021, including a report mapped to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework.

Going beyond medicine: Our responsibility approach

Our approach is guided by our Principles, which are foundational to our culture. We align our
business strategy with these principles to set our responsibility priorities:

Use our expertise to improve health
Create an innovation-driven organization with the unique ability to create health impact that is
meaningful to patients.

Steward our ethical and sustainable business
Build and maintain the trust of those who rely on us to be a good partner in health and well-being.

Support long-term community strength
Use our scale and resources to contribute to the vitality of communities where we operate
and beyond.

Living our priorities for patients, employees and communities

We turn our priorities into action by focusing on the specific ways our business can most positively impact our stakeholders. 

Advancing patient health and well-being

Patients are the reason we come to work every day. We put them at the center of our research, seeking new treatment approaches and developing medicines that will make a real impact. To do this, we must deliver medicines reliably and with the quality and safety patients can trust. Going beyond medicine, we support patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Prioritizing employee diversity and development

Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental at AbbVie. It makes us more innovative by encouraging diversity of thought and experience. We maximize the performance of people and teams by creating an environment where they can thrive, focusing on capability development and nurturing a culture of respect and support.

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Making a positive impact in communities

Giving back is integral to who we are. We recognize that we have the opportunity to use our unique capabilities and resources for social good. We also know that good health around the globe requires a healthy environment. We set environmental sustainability targets and hold ourselves accountable for reducing our impact.

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Our progress

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.

AbbVie’s commitment to global philanthropy

See some of the ways we support our local communities.

How we got here

Formal materiality assessment and ongoing stakeholder engagement help us to define both our
priorities and the ways we’ll pursue them.

Materiality analysis

We use materiality analysis to identify those issues that are both significant to our business success and important to our stakeholders.

Responsibility framework

Our responsibility framework aligns our principles, our goals, our business strategy and our material topics as they impact
key stakeholders.

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more about how we contribute to the global development priorities established by the United Nations.

Contact information

Please contact us with questions about
corporate responsibility.

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