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Abbott 2009 Global Citizenship Report Highlights Company's Progress in 'Redefining Responsibility'
Date:5/6/2010

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the release of its 2009 Global Citizenship Report entitled, "Redefining Responsibility," available online at http://www.abbott.com/citizenship.  Abbott is redefining responsibility by applying its core expertise and resources to improve people's lives around the world, focused on four key areas:  innovating for the future, enhancing access, safeguarding the environment, and protecting patients and consumers.

"We understand well at Abbott that our citizenship work is never done," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott.  "We will keep working to embed citizenship in every aspect of our operations and to build a continually more sustainable business."

Key highlights of Abbott's citizenship work in 2009 include:

  • Innovating for the Future – Abbott supported scientific advancement in emerging markets by opening new laboratories in China and Singapore, and through partnerships targeting new treatments for neglected diseases.
  • Enhancing Access – Abbott is applying its expertise in science, public health, technology and engineering to find sustainable approaches to global health challenges.  Abbott and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund also invested more than
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