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Abbott Launches New Digital Site to Share Updates on Sustainability and Social Impact

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Abbott recently launched a new digital site – Abbott.com/Responsibility  – to better communicate its work to deliver positive impact through sustainable business.

The new site includes engaging stories, videos and photos that show the positive human impact of Abbott’s work across its businesses and in partnership with others. You'll also find data, facts and graphics that demonstrate the company's progress in delivering strong economic, social and environmental results. A few examples:

Pioneering Emergency Medicine in Tanzania

New film highlights work by Abbott and Abbott Fund to create the first emergency facilities and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania.
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Just a decade ago, emergency medicine did not exist in Tanzania. Patients waited hours for the most basic life-saving care.

Today, East Africa’s first-ever emergency room and emergency medicine residency training program save thousands of lives, every year.

Where Life-Changing Technology Meets Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword — it's an integral part of everything we do.
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At Abbott, our goal is not just to help people live their best lives through life-changing technology – it's also to make this important work sustainable for the future.

Abbott Included on 2018 Fortune Change the World list

Fortune recognizes Abbott for creating positive social impact through business
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Today Fortune magazine announced its "Change the World" list, recognizing companies that are delivering shared value by making an important social or environmental impact through their core business strategy and operations. Fortune included Abbott on the list of leading companies, highlighting work to help dairy farmers through a nutrition supply chain initiative.

Delivering Shared Value With Rapid Diagnostics

Abbott delivers shared value across Africa by finding unique ways to expand access to innovative rapid testing technologies.
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Despite health improvements made across Africa in recent years, significant health challenges remain for 1.2 billion people living across the continent. The region shoulders some of the world's heaviest infectious disease burdens: 90 percent of the world’s malaria cases and nearly 70 percent of the 36.7 million HIV cases worldwide. Adding further complication, healthcare access for those living in rural sub-Saharan Africa is limited.

Abbott Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

Abbott and Its Employees Honored by the Executives' Club of Chicago for Building Better Communities
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The Executives’ Club of Chicago has named Abbott the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Each year, the award is given to a company that demonstrates leadership in corporate social responsibility. Abbott was honored this year for building stronger communities around the world, including the significant impact Abbott employees make through hands-on volunteering and employee giving.

In the Chicago area, Abbott employees have helped advance the missions of local education, health and social service organizations by sharing their expertise, time, energy and donations.

Abbott's Dairy Initiative Delivers Shared Value in India

To drive social impact through business in India, Abbott invests not just in products but in dairy farmers themselves.
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Through partnership, Abbott is providing farmers – especially women farmers— with the training and support they need to produce better milk and grow their businesses. This shared value approach is delivering dramatic results – transforming the lives of farmers and their families, while strengthening our nutrition business.

To learn more, click here for the full story.

Abbott Named One of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 10th Consecutive Year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance earns company No. 14 ranking on the list
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Today, Abbott was once again recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine on its annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.  The company ranked No. 14 this year, and has been on the list for 10 consecutive years.

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