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Science for the health of our society

Our commitment to science is a commitment to better our society.

At the heart of AbbVie lies a single guiding belief:

That our commitment to science is a commitment to better our society.

As members of the wide-reaching scientific community, we cannot separate our work from the world.

We have responsibilities:

  • To break new ground and set new standards of care
  • To research and innovate with integrity and intention
  • To take care of our patients, our people and our planet

We take pride in our groundbreaking drug discovery and development. But it is our ability to deliver that sets us apart and allows us to uniquely address the needs of our patients and the needs of our times.

In this pursuit, progress is our policy. We are committed to collaboration - with our communities, our patients and customers, our employees, policymakers, and the public. We are dedicated to diversity. We nurture the careers of diverse talent, support diverse communities and facilitate global scientific partnership.

Each day, we work to deliver sustainable solutions that improve the health of our business and the health of humankind.

Our ESG approach

We think about ESG through the lens of scientific stewardship. This means we consider our goals and actions in terms of advancing the health of patients, as well as enhancing people's lives. It means nurturing medical advancements to make possibilities real and innovating with integrity and intention to advance long-term health and business resiliency. In this way, we believe we will create a meaningful and lasting societal impact.

Scientific stewardship requires that we see ourselves not only as individual scientists, researchers and health care and business professionals, but as global citizens of science. Our leaders act as stewards of our ESG mission, and our people are committed to drive progress, seek solutions, and form strong, diverse partnerships to ensure our research, innovations and collaborations can do the most good for the most people.

We track and report our progress to ensure we are delivering on our commitments and supporting our people, communities and stakeholders. We continually evaluate our efforts relative to external frameworks such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, CDP and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Read our latest progress in our 2020 ESG Action Report

Meeting ambitious environmental sustainability targets by managing energy use and our supply chain.

Fostering equity, equality, diversity and inclusion fuels our innovation and supports employee development and education.

Tackling one of the toughest jobs in our company

For the Well-Being of Our Patients