Our Policies

We are committed to protecting and respecting our employees, customers and their patients, and the Earth. The following policies outline these commitments and our actions to fulfill them.

Environmental Management Policies

We have always sought to be a proactive steward of the environment through the vigorous application of our divisional policies and compliance with all applicable environmental, legal and other rules and regulations.

Affirmative Action And Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Learn about Abbott diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity employer commitment.

European Union Data Processing

We respect and protect personally identifiable information that we process. As part of our commitment to data privacy and security, our company works to ensure that all data transfers from the European Union to the United States are appropriate and allowed under applicable laws, regulations, certifications, contractual agreements and consent forms. This policy describes the principles we follow with respect to transfers of personal information of our employees, customers and patients.

Global Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. This privacy statement describes how we protect, use, disclose and safeguard personal information of individuals visiting this site. We may change this privacy statement at any time for any reason and will post changes to this site.

Financial Reporting

Abbott has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs aimed at increasing the understanding of scientific, clinical and healthcare issues that improve patient care.  We partner with a broad range of organizations to help address today’s healthcare challenges.  We want to do our part to ensure that patients, and the healthcare providers who treat them, receive the information and support they need.

Abbott supports the goals of transparency in relationships with healthcare organizations.  Abbott believes that interactions with healthcare organizations bring value to patient care.  Demonstrating the integrity of our relationships with healthcare organizations through transparency and disclosure is an important part of these relationships.

Conflict Minerals

Our Conflict Minerals Policy Statement discusses our support of the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict and human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries and our commitment to comply with the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals legislation.

Our Commitment To Cybersecurity

To protect the devices, products, and systems that connect patients to healthcare professionals and institutions, we take a broad and deep approach to ensuring safety and security.

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