Supplier Resources

We partner with suppliers who share our commitment to creating medicines and solutions that put impact first.

What we expect

We require our suppliers to read and comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code provides in-depth detail about beginning and managing a relationship with AbbVie, and makes clear our expectations on:

  • Ethical behavior
  • Business integrity and fair competition
  • Human rights
  • Privacy
  • Labor rights and worker protection
  • Animal welfare
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health and safety practices
  • A secure supply chain

The importance of sustainability

To ensure AbbVie’s success in the long term, we work with suppliers that operate with the future in mind. Through our Supplier Social Responsibility Program, we evaluate new and existing suppliers to ensure they provide safe working conditions, dignified and respectful treatment of independent contractors, maintain environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, ethical practices and sufficient management systems.

For more information about AbbVie’s Supplier Social Responsibility Program, contact [email protected].


What we purchase

We purchase goods and services from suppliers around the world, including, but not limited to, the following categories:

  • Advertising
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Banking
  • Biological products
  • Capital equipment
  • Chemical products
  • Commercial services
  • Computers/computer suppliers
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Disposables
  • Electronics energy/utilities
  • Engineering services
  • Financial
  • Fleet vehicles/services
  • Food services
  • Fuels/lubricants
  • Glass containers
  • Health care professional (HCP) services
  • Health care organizations (HCOs)
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Injection-molded parts
  • IT/telecom services
  • Janitorial/laundry services
  • Landscaping/paving/blacktopping
  • Legal services
  • Logistics/transportation services
  • Machined parts
  • Market research
  • Metal fabrication
  • Maintenance, repair, operations (MRO) supplies
  • Meetings and events
  • Needles/cannulas
  • Office supplies/services
  • Packaging/supplies/labels
  • Pest control/waste removal
  • Printing
  • Professional services
  • Public relations (PR) safety supplies
  • Scheduled drugs/specially denatured alcohols (SDA)
  • Third-party manufacturing
  • Training
  • Transportation/delivery
  • Vehicle maintenance




How to register as a new supplier

Registration and approval as a supplier are required to do business with AbbVie. To make registration as straightforward as possible, we’ve partnered with SAP Ariba to provide a portal for would-be suppliers. The link to the Ariba Network portal is included in the email from your AbbVie business or procurement partner, inviting you to register.

To start the registration process, you’ll first need to create an Ariba Network account. This account provides access to the portal. Control over who has access to the portal is yours – you can add users and create roles to allow different users different access. If you are approved to be an AbbVie supplier, you will also use the portal to keep your information—including addresses, points of contact, and bank accounts—up-to-date.

Registration with AbbVie does not guarantee business; however, it does increase the chances of your business being reviewed by the appropriate persons on our procurement team. 

Ready to get started?

The Ariba Portal User Guide for Suppliers provides instructions on how to create your Ariba Network account and complete your AbbVie registration. Refer to the Ariba Portal User Guide for Suppliers for additional instruction on adding users, creating roles and assigning roles to your Ariba Network users.

How to submit an invoice

Submit U.S. invoices using one the following:

For OUS invoices, please work with your site contact for information on where to send your invoices.

AbbVie’s standard payment terms are net 90 days after receipt of an undisputed invoice. Suppliers must have an up-to-date supplier registration for orders to be placed. Invoices must use the unit of measure on the purchase order for the invoice to be paid.

For questions concerning invoice status or payment, please reach out to the CDO helpdesk at [email protected].


Resources for diverse suppliers

AbbVie’s small business/supplier diversity policy ensures that we provide equal opportunities for small and diverse-owned businesses. 

Working with our supplier diversity team, our on-site supplier diversity champions provide oversight, monitor spend and facilitate diverse supplier development activities. 

You can request additional help and information at any time by contacting [email protected].

Suppliers we track

Currently, AbbVie tracks spend with suppliers that have the following ownership classifications:

  • Veteran-owned
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned
  • Women-owned
  • Minority-owned
  • LGBT-owned
  • Disability-owned business enterprises
  • Small disadvantaged, 8(a)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANC)/Indian tribes

We accept third-party certifications from the following:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) 
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) 
  • Disability:IN
  • WEConnect International

Outreach and advocacy activities

AbbVie representatives participate in local, regional and national matchmaking events, trade fairs and conferences hosted by our advocacy partners where suppliers are given the opportunity to discuss their products and services in person with one of our procurement team members. A few of these events include:

  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) 
  • Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council (PRMSDC) 
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S)
  • National Veterans in Business Network

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