Dow Jones names Abbott industry sustainability leader
17 November 2020 -

Global healthcare company Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has been named the industry leader in sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a global benchmark for corporate sustainability, it was reported on Monday.

Abbott received top scores for governance/economic and social performance and is being recognised for the 16th consecutive year.

The company achieved the top industry score in 11 of Dow Jones Sustainability Index's 25 specific governance/economic, social and environmental criteria, including strategy to improve access to drugs or products, health outcome contribution, social reporting, human capital development, risk and crisis management, information security/cybersecurity and systems availability, customer relationship management, marketing practices, environmental reporting, operational eco-efficiency and occupational health and safety.

In addition to being included on DJSI, Abbott was named the 2020 World-Changing Company of the Year by Fast Company and was highlighted on Fortune's Change the World list.