Abbott named for responsible and sustainable business on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

16:00 | 27/10/2017 Companies

(VEN) - Abbott was named industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 5 consecutive years and recognized for sustainability in 13 consecutive years.

The DJSI, one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate sustainability and responsibility, recognizes companies with outstanding efforts in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability, with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value. Leaders are chosen from among more than 3,400 of the largest companies worldwide, including companies in developed and emerging markets.

This is the 13th 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.

abbott named for responsible and sustainable business on the dow jones sustainability index
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"We work to create sustainable business solutions that benefit not just Abbott and the people who use our products, but the broader community, as well" said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott.

Abbott earned the highest industry scores across all three areas of economic, environmental and social performance. The company's score of 87 was more than double the average score of 41 for other companies in the industry.

Abbott's continued recognition as an industry leader by the DJSI demonstrates the company's longstanding commitment to strengthen the sustainability of its business operations in Vietnam and around the world. One example: the company's ambitious 2020 environmental goals, which aim to help protect the planet while boosting efficiency and reducing costs. Since 2010, Abbott has reduced carbon emissions by 28 percent, water use by 18 percent and waste by 39 percent (all adjusted for sales).

In addition to being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 13 years, Abbott has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility magazine for nine consecutive years.

Awards of Excellence by the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Vietnam MOH annually grants the Award of Excellence to showcase the good works of local and foreign organizations, companies, NGOs and individuals in contribution to the development of healthcare of Vietnam.

This year, the MOH presented on August 17 in Hanoi the Health Minister’s Awards to Abbott as an organization by which General Managers of Abbott Nutrition Mr. Douglas Kuo, Abbott Pharma Mr. Ngo Van Huy and Abbott Diagnostics Ms. Le Nu Minh Hoai were present to receive in the ceremony, for Pham Thien, Head of Government Affairs as individual, and especially, Douglas Kuo, General Manager of Abbott Nutrition Vietnam was awarded with Health Minister’s Medal Memorabilia which is given only once in a lifetime to recognize individual who serves above 20 years in healthcare with significant contributions for people's health protection, caring and improving people's health.

Presenting in Vietnam for over 20 years, Abbott has consistently been contributing in Vietnam with long-term commitment in the life quality of people. Abbott create breakthrough products - in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and established pharmaceuticals - that help people, families and communities lead healthier lives full of unlimited possibilities.

“As a global healthcare company, Abbott’s mission is to help people all over the world live their best possible life through the power of health. In Vietnam, over the last years, Abbott is honored to partner with Ministry of Health in addressing Vietnam’s healthcare needs at the national scale through many initiatives that support the important work of healthcare professional communities, and help the Vietnamese people build better lives and stronger communities” - said Mr. Douglas Kuo, General Manager of Abbott in Vietnam.