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:
Recent External Recognition of Abbott's Citizenship Efforts
About Abbott's 2009 Global Citizenship Report
Abbott's full report of its 2009 Global Citizenship approach and performance is available online at http://www.abbott.com/citizenship, including a copy of the company's Global Reporting Initiative G3 index. In order to reduce its environmental impact, Abbott produces a shortened printed Global Citizenship Summary Report, which provides an overview of the full information available on Abbott's Web site. The abbreviated print version can be downloaded from the Web site.
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs approximately 83,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's Web site at www.abbott.com.
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