Abbott Only U.S.-based Company Recognized for Leading Its Industry in Sustainability

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) names Abbott the healthcare industry leader for five consecutive years
Sep 7, 2017 5:15 PM ET

For the fifth consecutive year, Abbott has been named the leading company in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate sustainability and responsibility. As the Industry Group Leader in Health Care Equipment & Services, Abbott is the only U.S.-based company of the 24 recognized by DJSI for leading their respective global industry groups.

The DJSI designation recognizes companies with outstanding efforts in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability, with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value. Leaders are chosen from among more than 3,400 of the largest companies worldwide, including companies in developed and emerging markets. This is the 13th consecutive year that Abbott has been recognized for sustainability through its inclusion on the DJSI, including both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and North America Index.

"We work to create sustainable business solutions that benefit not just Abbott and the people who use our products, but the broader community, as well," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott.

For more information on Abbott's DJSI performance and examples of the company's work, see the Abbott Newsroom story and news release; you also can see the DJSI list of industry leaders, and more on the assessment.