Abbott, one of Ireland’s largest healthcare companies with 11 local sites, has published its third citizenship report for Ireland.
Abbott is a diversified, global science-based company dedicated to fulfilling the promise of human potential through better health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has focused on unlocking the power of health to help people build better lives and stronger communities, through our own actions and in partnership with others.
With nearly 3,000 employees, Ireland has the largest population of Abbott manufacturing employees outside of the United States. The company’s healthcare products in Ireland are exported to more than 130 countries around the world. Since 2005, Abbott has invested almost €500 million in operations in Ireland.
Abbott’s citizenship report presents the company’s new global citizenship strategy, which builds upon and strengthens its long and distinguished record of making responsible business a fundamental part of the way the company operates. Abbott has identified three strategic priorities where its core business can have a significant impact on society: delivering product excellence, improving access and safeguarding the environment.
“At Abbott, we believe that innovative and responsible business practices are imperative for our business to grow and evolve. Throughout the divisions in Ireland we aim to ensure that our operations are thriving by implementing economic, environmental and social initiatives that meet the demands of a fast-moving global business environment,” said John Kilcoyne, Chair of Abbott’s Business Advisory Council in Ireland.
Some highlights of Abbott’s citizenship work include:
Abbott has won numerous awards in Ireland for its contribution to communities and the environment, as well as being recognised as one of the country’s leading employers. In 2015, Abbott won Excellence in Marketplace at the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards for the second year in a row.
For more information, please visit Abbott’s Global Citizenship website: www.abbott.com/citizenship
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