Prioritizing environmental sustainability

We recognize that good health requires a healthy environment and that climate change will increasingly impact human health.

Our commitments

We hold ourselves accountable for running our business sustainably and reducing our impact on the environment. Read more in our position statements:

Ambitious environmental sustainability targets

We have set ambitious, long-term environmental sustainability targets for absolute reductions to carbon emissions, water and waste while driving increases in renewable electricity. Through participation in CDP, we make public our progress toward targets.

AbbVie environmental targets:

A table showing sustainability targets for 2025 and 2035

We’re making steady progress against these targets:

AbbVie sustainability targets table

Environmental results are verified externally. Read our 2019 environmental assurance report.

Environmental and energy management

We use robust environmental and energy management systems. All of our manufacturing sites have ISO 14001 certification for effective environmental management systems, nine have ISO 50001 certification for effective energy management systems, and we are working toward three more ISO 50001 certifications.

Two men in suits wearing yellow hardhats in front of a work site

Protecting the Earth, one pound of CO2 at a time

Energy management has been the unseen hero of the sustainability world. Now, it’s finally getting its time in the (energy efficient) spotlight.

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Sustainability in our supply chain

Through our comprehensive supply chain management program, we survey our top suppliers to assess their environmental, social and governance practices.