For the fourth consecutive year, Abbott, a leading pharmaceutical company in the United States, 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 one of only two U.S.-based companies of the 24 recognized for leading their respective global industry groups.
The DJSI leaders are chosen from among 3,400 of the largest companies worldwide, including companies in developed and emerging markets. This is the 12th 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.
Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Abbott said that the primary way Abbott helps people live the best and fullest lives they can have is by bringing high-quality healthcare products to them around the world.
Abbott earned the highest industry scores across all three areas of overall economic, environmental and social performance. The company’s score of 85 was more than double the average score of 38 for other companies in the industry.
Abbott also achieved the top industry scores in 13 of DJSI’s 22 specific economic, environmental and social criteria, including corporate governance; talent attraction and retention; human capital development; customer relationship management; strategy to improve access to drugs or products; health outcome contribution; innovation management; supply chain management; risk and crisis management; tax strategy; environmental reporting; operational eco-efficiency; and social reporting.