- Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) publishes 2010 Global Citizenship Report

The report demonstrates how the company is redefining the concept of 'responsibility'
May 6, 2011 7:00 AM ET

 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 6, 2011 - Global health care company Abbott has published its 2010 Global Citizenship Report at

The report demonstrates how Abbott is redefining the concept of “responsibility” - applying its expertise in science, technology and engineering to build sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing health care challenges.

Abbott’s enhanced online report offers a wide range of new features including photo and video essays, a custom PDF builder capability, expanded external commentary, and interactive data charts documenting the company’s economic, social and environmental performance.

Highlights of the company's accomplishments against its citizenship priorities include:

  • Innovating for the Future: Increasing the breadth and scope of collaborative research partnerships with universities, biotechnology firms, peer companies and other experts.
  • Enhancing Access: Investing more than $625 million in grants, product donations and capacity-building partnerships to increase access to medicines and health care services around the world.
  • Protecting Patients and Consumers: Increasing the scope and frequency of supplier audits to ensure quality, safety and social responsibility.
  • Safeguarding the Environment: Reducing absolute carbon emissions by 13 percent and water use by 47 percent.

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company that employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. It has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for six consecutive years.

To order a paper copy of Abbott's 2010 printed summary report, send an e-mail to