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Abbott Honored With Asian CSR Award for Leadership in Science Education
Date:10/24/2011

een found to be critical to inspiring future interest according to a recent report by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development). Other research has shown that parental participation in education is twice as predictive of student academic success as family socioeconomic status.

Abbott's Science Education Programs in Asia are part of the company's broader global efforts to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Over the past five years, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have contributed more than $25 million to support programs that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. These science learning programs and museum exhibits reach more that 1 million young people around the world each year.

About Abbott's Approach to Citizenship

Global citizenship is an integral part of Abbott's mission to improve people's lives, focused on four key areas:  innovating for the future, enhancing access to health care, protecting patients and consumers, and safeguarding the environment.  Working in partnership with others, Abbott leverages its core business expertise and resources to create sustainable solutions in countries around the world.

Abbott was included on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the seventh consecutive year in 2011 in recognition of continued global leadership in economic, environmental and social performance.  Abbott also ranked No. 28 on Barron's magazine 2011 ranking of the world's most respected companies, and has been included on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list compiled by Corporate Responsibility magazine for two consecutive years.  In addition to these global honors, Abbott has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Tanzania and the United States.  

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