November 18, 2020

AbbVie Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Eighth Year in a Row

The company ranked second in the biotech industry.
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AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced for the eighth consecutive year, it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) and Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America). Since AbbVie’s founding in 2013, the company has been listed on the DJSI World and DJSI North America every year. 
 
The DJSI World Index is a global benchmark that represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. AbbVie’s continued inclusion in both the DJSI World and DJSI North America Index reflects its ongoing commitment to advancing sustainable business practices and transparent reporting.  
 
“Making a remarkable impact requires taking the long view – of investment, research and development and how we can be an effective long-term partner in health and well-being,” said Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, AbbVie.

AbbVie placed second in its industry and increased its score by five points from 2019. AbbVie led the biotech industry in nine criteria:
  • Environmental Dimension: Climate Strategy & Environmental Reporting.
  • Social Dimension: Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy; Social Reporting; Health Outcome Contribution; and Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Governance & Economic Dimension: Risk & Crisis Management; Supply Chain Management; and Information Security/Cyber Security & System Availability.
“We congratulate AbbVie for being included in the DJSI World and DJSI North America,” said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global. “A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and planet."
 
AbbVie shares its goals, progress and initiatives in its annual Responsible Action Report, found here. Learn more about AbbVie’s commitment to ESG and corporate responsibility at abbvie.com/responsibility.