Our Worldwide Operations and Global Community
Since our founding in 1976, we have grown from a small Minnesota company to a global leader with operations worldwide.
- 21 principal operating and manufacturing facilities worldwide
- 100-plus countries where our products are sold
- 49 percent of net sales in 2015 were international
- 47 percent of employees are based outside North America
See a listing of our global locations.
No matter where our facilities are located, we are one team pursuing a common mission: to create cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives. View some of our global locations.
Global mission, local action
We work and live in a global community. Our pledge to corporate citizenship stretches around the world. We not only sponsor giving programs that advance educational opportunities, help people in need and promote healthy lifestyles, but we also take action to reduce our environmental footprint, making a difference within our communities.
Giving and corporate citizenship
In 2015, Abbott provided more than $23.3 million in cash and in-kind product donations to important causes and organizations worldwide.
Learn more about our giving and corporate citizenship.
Our environmental management programs require adherence to global standards and consistent leadership guidance. We prioritize the awareness of these programs among our global workforce and valued suppliers. Our goals are to:
- Continually reduce energy and water consumption
- Encourage participation in recycling and energy-saving initiatives
We are concerned about reducing the impact our global facilities have on the environment. Many of our locations are ISO 14001-certified, which means we are meeting and improving upon environmental goals. In addition, we work to maintain certification for a number of locations using the internationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification guidelines.