Rooted in corporate values of Pioneering, Caring, Achieving and Enduring, employee volunteerism is a valued practice within Abbott. Across the 11 Abbott Ireland sites employees organise many activities that support the local communities. In 2017, 50 percent of employees surveyed reported participating in a voluntary activity, and employees are encouraged to organise projects that:
– promote science and engineering
– support patients and patient organisations
– protect the environment
– meet a pressing community need.
In 2018, to help us give back to the communities that we live and work in, Abbott Laboratories Ireland partnered with 132 community organisations across Ireland, including the Irish Heart Foundation and Enactus. Through these community links, our employees gave 6,839 volunteer hours and fundraised €72,512, in addition to company support of €234,920 in cash donations and €7,340 worth of in-kind donations.