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

$580 million in grants and product donations to expand access to health care around the world.
  • Safeguarding the Environment – Abbott reduced its normalized CO2 emissions by 36 percent in recent years by improving energy efficiency and switching to low carbon fuels and renewable energy.  The company also is saving 1 billon gallons of water annually through production process improvements across its global operations.
  • Protecting Patients and Consumers – Abbott holds its suppliers to the same high standards for quality, safety and social responsibility that are applied internally, and conducts audits to ensure compliance.  Abbott also partners with many organizations to support patient and health care professional education around the world.

  • Recent External Recognition of Abbott's Citizenship Efforts

    • Abbott was included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and North America Index for the fifth consecutive year in 2009 in recognition of continued global leadership in economic, environmental and social performance.
    • Abbott ranked sixth overall on the global "100 Best Corporate Citizens List 2010" compiled by Corporate Responsibility magazine.
    • Abbott has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Tanzania and the United States.
    • FORTUNE magazine named Abbott the No. 1 Most Admired Company in
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