Enhancing the lives of our patients
AbbVie’s goal is simple: to improve people’s lives around the world.
A fundamental focus of this goal is ensuring that our products are
safe and effective, and that they deliver their intended benefits. We
work hard to ensure we use safe ingredients and processes during
product manufacturing, and we hold our suppliers to the same high
standards of quality that we apply to ourselves.
Restricted substances and REACH requirements
Every year governments around the globe introduce new laws and
regulations controlling the use of certain chemical substances in
manufacturing. Some examples of these regulations include:
- The Registration,
Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Because of this increased regulatory focus on restricted substances,
AbbVie asks our suppliers to complete a Restricted Substance Query
that includes complete chemical composition data for all parts
provided to AbbVie. In cases where complete (i.e., 100%) information
is not currently available, the query requests composition data for
the chemical substances currently identified under the regulatory
initiatives mentioned above.
Any questions you have about restricted substances should be
directed to AbbVie.REACH@abbvie.com.
Trusted Trader Programs
AbbVie has committed to ensuring the security of its supply chain by
the participation in various voluntary Trusted Trader Programs,
including Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and
Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). These programs are critical to
AbbVie and help ensure business and operational continuity.
Requirements for foreign suppliers shipping to the United States
AbbVie participates in the U.S. Customs & Border Protection
supply chain security program known as C-TPAT. Our participation in
C-TPAT requires AbbVie to ensure that all our overseas suppliers have
implemented security processes and procedures that protect the
integrity of our supply chain.
As a valued business partner, all non-US suppliers are required to
complete the Supply Chain Security Questionnaire below and sign the
accompanying Memorandum of Understanding or provide evidence of their
own participation in C-TPAT or an equivalent supply chain security
program. Submit completed surveys and questions regarding C-TPAT
requirements to: Trusted_Trader@AbbVie.com.
Failure to complete the security questionnaire may jeopardize our
ability to purchase and import materials from your company.
Download the Supply Chain Security Questionnaire here.