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Abbott Named One of America's Most Generous Companies, Sets Company Records for Employee Giving
Date:11/16/2010

mployees continue to make signification contributions in funding and through volunteer efforts, which is a clear reflection of our culture of giving and citizenship," said Katherine Pickus, divisional vice president, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott.  "Employee giving also is an important part of Abbott's broader philanthropic investment to build healthier communities around the world."

Abbott employees pledged donations to more than 5,300 different civic organizations, non-governmental organizations and other non-profit groups.  A significant part of this support, including matching grants from the Abbott Fund, goes to long-standing community organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and United Way.

About Abbott's Approach to CitizenshipGlobal 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 has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for six consecutive years, and ranked sixth overall on the global "100 Best Corporate Citizens List 2010" compiled by Corporate Responsibility magazine.  The company was named one of the top three "2010 Best in Class" companies in its industry sector by Storebrand Investments, and was named among the global leaders for online citizenship reporting and stakeholder engagement by Lundquist.  Abbott also was among the top 10 percent of companies on Newsweek magazine's "Greenest Companies in America" list, and was named to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index for excellen
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