Sustainable Supply Chain
At AbbVie, we work with the future in mind—collaborating with suppliers to reduce our impact on the environment and manage costs.
Partnering with Our Suppliers
We partner with our suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint and our use of natural resources. This also helps us ensure ongoing material supply, encourages ethical and environmentally sound business practices and enables us to continuously address unmet health care challenges. Learn more about AbbVie’s supply chain and see our suppliers guidelines and resources.
by 2017, our goal is that 100% of our key suppliers are designated sustainable
Sustainable Supply Chain Program
We purchase goods and services from more than 55,000 suppliers. Through our Sustainable Supply Chain Program, we work with our supplier network to ensure quality, compliance and social responsibility. Annually, we track, measure and report the progress that our suppliers and our purchasing and supplier management personnel make toward meeting sustainability goals.
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)
As a member of PSCI, we contributed to its three-day conference in 2015 to build capabilities of suppliers in India. Our support provided free training to suppliers in areas such as labor, ethics, industrial hygiene, process safety management and waste water management.
Restricted Substances Management
Every year, we monitor and review the presence of newly identified chemicals of concern as part of our Restricted Substances Management program. This helps us assess changes to the composition of materials we purchase. We’re in the process of developing systems to better manage anticipated future regulations and changes.
AbbVie complies with global chemical regulations for purchased chemicals, mixtures and parts.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program
The security of our supply chain is of utmost importance. That’s why our Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program communicates and verifies the security of our suppliers, focusing on facilities, suppliers and transportation providers that ship products from outside the United States to one of our domestic operations. Suppliers whose security practices fail to meet AbbVie’s Minimum Acceptable Security Level must make improvements before they’re allowed to continue to conduct business with us.
Water Security Program
Water scarcity affects many parts of the world. We use a framework of awareness and greater understanding of the possible impacts water scarcity may have on AbbVie’s supply chain. It helps us identify potential risks and opportunities and we work with suppliers to determine areas of possible collaboration.