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Abbott recognized for environmental performance, corporate social responsibility reporting


Abbott has been recognized for its global citizenship efforts in the areas of environmental performance and online corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting on three recent rankings:

  • Abbott was named among the top 10 percent of companies on NEWSWEEK magazine's 'Greenest Companies in America' list. Abbott was ranked No. 42 out of the 500 largest public U.S. companies evaluated by NEWSWEEK. The NEWSWEEK list quantifies companies' environmental footprint, policies and reputation, and is conducted in partnership with leading environmental and CSR research organizations.
  • Abbott was named to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, a list of top-performing U.S. companies demonstrating excellence in climate-related innovation and carbon management. Abbott ranked No. 38 among the top 100 largest public U.S. companies evaluated by Maplecroft, a leading global risk analysis firm. The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index rates each company against 100 performance-based criteria, including carbon emissions reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, sustainable process improvements and environmental management.
  • 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 ranked No. 18 on the list. The Lundquist list evaluated how the world's most sustainable companies (as determined by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index) are reporting on their CSR programs and results online.

About Abbott's Approach to Citizenship
Global citizenship is an integral part of Abbott's mission to improve people's lives, focused on four key areas: innovating for the future, enhancing access to health care, protecting patients and consumers, and safeguarding the environment. Working in partnership with others, Abbott leverages its core business expertise and resources to create sustainable solutions in countries around the world.

In addition to recent recognition from NEWSWEEK, Maplecroft and Lundquist, Abbott has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for six consecutive years. Abbott also ranked sixth overall on the global '100 Best Corporate Citizens List 2010' compiled by Corporate Responsibility magazine, and was named one of the top three '2010 Best in Class' companies in its industry sector by Storebrand Investments, a leading socially responsible investment (SRI) firm. FORTUNE magazine also named Abbott the Most Admired Company in its industry sector in 2010, in part for the company's strong performance in social responsibility. In addition to these global honors, Abbott has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Tanzania and the United States.

To learn more about Abbott's sustainability initiatives and to read or download the company's 2009 global citizenship report, please visit www.abbott.com/citizenship.

About Abbott
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's website at www.abbott.com.

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