Rankings & Honors

 

Business

Recognition as a Leading Business

  • Abbott Chairman and CEO Miles D. White named one of Barron's World's Best CEOs in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Ranked one of America's most admired companies every year since 1984 by Fortune magazine
  • Scrip 2010 and 2012 Company of the Year
  • Ranked 136 on "The Fortune 500" list of the largest U.S. based corporations (based on 2013 revenues)
  • Ranked 229 on the Forbes 2000 list (based on 2013 figures)
  • Ranked No. 29 in 2012 ranking of world's 100 most respected companies by Barron's
  • Named the global healthcare Industry Group Leader on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for economic, environmental and social performance; this was the ninth consecutive year that Abbott was listed on the DJSI Indices
Workplace Leadership

Global Recognition for Abbott's Workplace Leadership

 

Premier Employer Recognition

 

Abbott's workplace leadership has been recognized around the world – the company has been named a great place to work in the following countries:

Australia

  • Great Places to Work 2012 – Great Place to Work Institute Australia

Austria

  • Great Places to Work 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Austria

Belgium

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2012 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • Great Places to Work 2012; honored as a top employer for three years (2009-2010, 2012) – Great Places to Work Institute Belgium

Brazil

  • Great Places to Work two straight years (2010-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Brazil and Época Magazine
  • Top Child-Friendly Company 2011 – Foundation Abrinq

China

  • Top Employer (2011-2013) – Top Employers Institute

Canada

  • 50 Best Employers for three straight years (2008-2010) – Hewitt Associates

Denmark

  • Best Multinational Workplaces two consecutive years (2011-12) – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • No. 1 Best Workplace in Denmark 2011; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Denmark
  • Life Balance Prize 2011 for longstanding commitment to work-life programs – The Great Places to Work Institute Denmark
  • Best Workplaces in Europe 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe

France

  • One of the Top 10 Great Places to Work; honored as a top employer for two straight years (2009-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute France

Finland

  • Great Places to Work 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Finland

Germany

  • Top Employer for six straight years (2007-2012) – Top Employers Institute

Greece

  • No. 3 Large Employer; included on Best Places to Work list five straight times (2003-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute Greece

India

  • Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the Drug, Pharma & Healthcare sector for 2013 –Fortune India with Hay Group
  • No. 1 Pharma and Healthcare Company, Top 25 Best Companies to Work For 2012 – Business Today and PeopleStrong with Naukri.com

Ireland

  • Best Multinational Workplaces two consecutive years (2011-12) – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • Supreme Training and Development Award 2012; Best in Class Training Effectiveness 2011; Overall Multinational Sector Award for outstanding training and development practices (2009-2010) – Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) National Training Awards
  • Best Places to Work eight straight years (2004-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Ireland
  • Best Workplaces in Europe 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • Overall Award for HR Management and Development 2010 – International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO)
  • Graduate Employer of the Year Award two straight years – GradIreland Graduate Recruitment Awards (2009-2010)
  • O2 Ability Award 2010 – Overall Winner in the Private Sector for supporting people with disabilities and other diverse needs in the workplace

Israel

  • Best Places to Work in Israel 2011 – Business Data Israel

Italy

  • Top Employer for five straight years (2009-2013) – Top Employers Institute

Japan

  • Great Places to Work two straight years (2011-2012) – Great Places to Work Institute Japan

Korea

  • Best Family Friendly Management Accreditation 2010-2013 – Korea Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
  • Happy and Engaging Workplace 2012 – Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • Great Places to Work 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Korea
  • Best Workplace for Women 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Korea
  • Prime Minister Award 2012 for family friendly workplace leadership

The Netherlands

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • Great Places to Work for two straight years (2009-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute Netherlands

Norway

  • Best Multinational Workplaces two consecutive years (2011-12) – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • No. 8 Top Employer; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Norway
  • Best Workplaces in Europe 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe

Portugal

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2012 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • No. 5 Large Employer 2010 – Great Places to Work Institute Portugal

Pakistan

  • No. 1 in the pharmaceutical industry, Top 10 overall preferred employer 2013 – ROZEE.PK
  • Best Workplace Practices 2012 – National Forum for Environment and Health
  • Best HR Practices and Balanced and Effective Talent Awards 2010 – HR Benchmarking Survey

Slovenia

  • Family Friendly Enterprise certification 2010 – Slovenian Development Partnership

South Africa

  • Best Employer 2012-13 – Top Employers Institute

Spain

  • Top Employer two consecutive years (2011-12) – Top Employers Institute
  • Best Companies for Employee Training 2012 – Randstad
  • No. 2 Large Employer; honored as a top employer for two straight years
    (2009-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute Spain

Sweden

  • Best Multinational Workplaces 2011 – Great Places to Work Institute Europe
  • One of the Top 10 Great Places to Work 2011; honored as a top employer for three straight years (2009-2011) – Great Places to Work Institute Sweden
  • Sweden's Best Workplaces 2010 – Veckans Affärer magazine
  • Certification in Health and Wellness 2010 – Korpen

Switzerland

  • One of the Top 10 Great Places to Work for two straight years (2009-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute Switzerland

United Kingdom

  • Great Places to Work for two straight years (2009-2010) – Great Places to Work Institute UK
  • "Outstanding" Place to Work in the UK – Best Companies
  • Investors in People Standard for 13 straight years – Investors in People

United States

  • Top 20 BioPharma Employers 2013; included on the list ten times – Science magazine
  • 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces for seven straight years (2007-2013) – The Dave Thomas Foundation
  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity for 11 straight years (2004-2014) –DiversityInc magazine
  • Top Companies for Executive Women for four straight years (2010-2013)– National Association for Female Executives
  • No. 5 on List of Top Companies for Diversity in 2013; Top 10 Companies in 2010 – The Calvert Group
  • Bravo Award for Diversity, Top 25 Best Companies 2013 – U.S. Hispanic Advocacy Association
  • Ten Best Companies for Generation Y Workers 2013 – PayScale and Millennium Branding Consulting
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for 13 straight years (2001-2013) – Working Mother magazine
  • Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2013, 2010 –U.S. Black Engineer and IT magazine
  • Best Places to Work in Industry 2012; included on the list nine times –The Scientist magazine
  • Best Companies for Diversity for six straight years (2007-2012)–Hispanic Business magazine
  • Ten Best Companies for Kids 2011 for creating a family-friendly workplace –Working Mother magazine
  • Best Companies for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 2011 –Women of Color magazine
  • Top 50 Employers for two straight years (2010-2011) –Minority Engineer magazine
  • Best Places for Managers to Work 2010 –Diversity MBA magazine
  • Best Entry-Level Jobs since 2005The Princeton Review

 

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Scientific Innovation

Recognition for Scientific Innovation

Abbott has been recognized for our many contributions to developing health care solutions for the patients we serve. Recent honors include:

  • Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators
    Abbott was recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies on the prestigious Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators list, which honors companies around the world for their outstanding commitment to innovation.
  • Edison Awards
    Abbott's Absorb® bioresorbable vascular scaffold for the treatment of coronary artery disease was awarded a 2012 Edison Award, with Gold honors in the category of "Science and Medical – Surgical Aids." The awards recognize the best in innovation across a number of industries. Abbott’s MitraClip system was recognized in 2011.
  • The Wall Street JournalTechnology Innovation Awards
    In 2011, Abbott's Absorb® bioresorbable vascular scaffold was recognized in the Medical Device category. In 2010, Abbott's MitraClip system was honored. Abbott's PLEX-ID biosensor was named the overall Gold winner of the 2009 awards.
  • The Scientist Top 10
    The PLEX-ID biosensor was named one of the top scientific innovations of 2009 byThe Scientist magazine.
  • Chicago Innovation Awards
    In recognition of innovative products that improve consumers' lives, Abbott has won six Chicago Innovation Awards. The most recent win was in 2010 for the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combination test. Abbott's Similac® SimplePac™ was the winner of the inaugural People's Choice Award in 2009. Other past winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards have included:
    • XIENCE V™ Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System (2008)
      For additional information about XIENCE V, including important safety and effectiveness information, go to:www.xiencev.com.
    • m2000™ molecular diagnostic instrument, in combination with the RealTime HIV-1 viral load test (2007)
    • PathVysion HER-2 DNA Probe Kit (2005)
    • HUMIRA (adalimumab) a human monoclonal antibody approved to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases (2003)
      For important product information, please access HUMIRAImportant Safety Information and the HUMIRAUS Prescribing Information.
  • Galen Prize for Innovation in Patient Care
    Abbott received the 2007 Galen Prize for Best Biotechnology Product for HUMIRA®. The Galen Prize, considered an equivalent to the Nobel Prize and awarded by Prix Galien USA, is one of the highest accolades recognizing excellence in medical and scientific research and innovation.
    For important product information, please access HUMIRAImportant Safety Information and the HUMIRAUS Prescribing Information.
  • Fast Company
    Abbott's Absorb® bioresorbable vascular scaffold was recognized as a finalist in the 2012 Innovation by Design Awards awarded byFast Company magazine.
Global Citizenship

Global Recognition for Abbott's Global Citizenship Efforts

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Abbott has been recognized around the world for its comprehensive approach to responsible corporate citizenship:

Global Honors

  • Abbott was named the global healthcare Industry Group Leader on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), achieving the highest industry scores in economic, environmental and social performance. This was the ninth consecutive year that Abbott was listed on both the DJSI World Index and DJSI North America Index.
  • Abbott was named Industry Leader with Gold Class distinction for its sustainability performance by RobecoSAM, the  sustainability investment company that manages the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
  • Abbott was selected by leading investment and analysis firm MSCI for inclusion on three of its sustainability indices in 2012: the MSCI World ESG Index, the MSCI World Socially Responsible Index and the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index.
  • Abbott has been included in the global 100 Best Corporate Citizens list compiled byCorporate Responsibilitymagazine for five consecutive years (2009-2013).
  • Abbott was named one of the top three "Best in Class" companies in its industry sector for financial, environmental and social performance in 2010 by Storebrand Investments, a leading socially responsible investment (SRI) firm.
  • Abbott has been included on the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register since 2005 in recognition of the company's economic, social and environmental performance.
  • Abbott was named to the "Lundquist CSR Online Awards Global Leaders 2010" list of the top companies for online citizenship reporting and stakeholder engagement.
  • Abbott received the Asian CSR Award for Educational Improvement in 2011 for advancing science education in the region.

Brazil

  • Abbott was named one of the Best Companies for Corporate Citizenship in Brazil for three straight years byGestão & RH Editora magazine (2008-2010).
  • Abbott was named one of the top three companies for Ethics and Stakeholder Engagement byGestão & RH Editora magazine in 2010.

China

  • Abbott received the prestigious China Best Corporate Citizenship Award in 2011 and 2012 for its overall responsible approach from the Corporate Citizenship Committee of the China Association of Social Works (CASW).
  • Abbott was named one of the Top 100 Good Enterprises Fulfilling CSR 2012 by CAEFI and CFCP in recognition of its commitment to corporate responsibility.
  • Abbott was honored with the Chinese Teenage ScienceEd Contribution Award 2012 by the Chinese Youth Science Center of CAST for its extensive programs to advance science education.
  • Abbott was honored as one of the top global companies for social responsibility in China for three consecutive years (2009-2011) by Southern China Weekly, in partnership with Beijing and Nankai Universities.
  • Abbott received a Top 10 CSR Case Award in 2011 from the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University.

Denmark

  • Abbott received the STAR Award for top patient education program in 2011, sponsored by the international patient organizations PTO, IFPA, EPCCA, ASIF and HIV.

India

  • Abbott received the 2013 Golden Peacock Global Business Excellence Award in recognition of the company's stakeholder engagement, commitment to transparency, leading workplace, high standards of ethics and compliance, and the quality of its involvement with communities.
  • Abbott received the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative 2013 by the Rural Marketing Association of India for its patient care initiatives.
  • Abbott was recognized as the Best Company for Academic Engagement 2013 by the Indian Psychiatric Society for its knowledge-based programs for healthcare providers.

Indonesia

  • Abbott received a "Green" ranking from Indonesia's Ministry of the Environment for its environmentally responsible business practices at the company's manufacturing facility in Cimanggis.

Ireland

  • Abbott receives a European Employee Volunteering Award supported by the European Commission to mark the European Year of Volunteering (2011).
  • Abbott was name the Overall Winner and Best Newcomer at the Irish Employee Volunteering Awards 2011, sponsored by Business in the Community Ireland.
  • Abbott received the Good Neighbour Award at the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2010 by Chambers Ireland.
  • Abbott was named the Marketplace Category Winner at the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2011 by Chambers Ireland.
  • Abbott was honored for the Best International CSR Program at the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2011 by Chambers Ireland.
  • Abbott received the Irish Business and Employers Confederation's Environmental Management Award 2010.

Italy

  • Abbott received the Premio Impresa Ambiente 2011, or Business Award for the Environment, a prestigious recognition for organizations engaged in sustainable environmental management and social responsibility from UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), the Italian Ministry of the Environment and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
  • Abbott's facility in Campoverde obtained the European Commission’s ECO-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration for continuous improvement in environmental performance, compliance with environmental legislation, public information and employee involvement (2009-2011).

Korea

  • Abbott received the Best Company Giving and Volunteerism Award 2010 organized from the National Council of Non-Profit Organizations and Hankookilbo and sponsored by Ministry of Health and Welfare.
  • Abbott received the Asian CSR Award for Educational Improvement in 2011 for advancing science education in Korea and other countries at the 10th Asian Forum on Corporate Responsibility in 2011.

Mexico

  • Abbott received one of the most prestigious awards in Mexico for corporate citizenship, the Corporate Social Responsibility Distinction 2014 award from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía), in recognition of the company’s economic, social and environmental performance.

Pakistan

  • Abbott was recognized with a CSR Excellence Award 2013 by the National Forum for Environment for its commitment to corporate responsibility.

Russia

  • Abbott received the 2013 Platinum Ounce – Project of the Year Award for its Starbrush cystic fibrosis educational program.

Singapore

  • Abbott received the Asian CSR Award for Educational Improvement in 2011 for advancing science education in Singapore and other countries at the 10th Asian Forum on Corporate Responsibility in 2011.

Taiwan

  • Abbott was ranked No. 4 Best Foreign Company as part of the 2010 Taiwan Top 50 CSR Awards byCommon Wealth Magazine

Tanzania

  • Abbott and the Abbott Fund were honored with the 2011 Scrip Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in recognition of the significant results seen through a decade-long, $90 million partnership with the Government of Tanzania to strengthen the country's health care system and train health workers.

United States

  • Abbott was named one of America’s most community-minded companies in "The Civic 50" ­2012 survey, which recognizes companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
  • Abbott received the 2013 Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its programs and results in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change.
  • Abbott was named one of the Top 10 most generous companies in the U.S. byThe Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012.
  • Abbott was named to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index 2011, a list of top-performing U.S. companies demonstrating excellence in climate-related innovation and carbon management.
  • Abbott's operations in north suburban Chicago were honored with Illinois Pollution Prevention Awards for the ninth time in 2010.

For more information on Abbott's approach to responsible global citizenship, visit www.abbott.com/citizenship

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