At Abbott, we’re committed to creating life-changing technologies and products that help people live their best lives. For 130 years, we’ve brought new inventions — in medical devices, diagnostics, nutrition and medicines — to people in more than 150 countries around the world.
Abbott is a mainstay on DiversityInc’s list because of its commitment to talent-development and accountability. We value diversity — of people, products, technologies and geographies — and believe that diverse perspectives and shared goals inspire new ideas and better address changing healthcare needs.
Abbott links executive compensation to diversity metrics. This includes individual goals such as being an executive sponsor of an employee resource group or a cross-cultural mentor, as well as corporate diversity goals.
All of the executives in the top three levels of Abbott participate in the formal mentoring program. Mentors receive cultural-awareness training, and the pairings are designed to be cross-cultural. Abbott also has formal sponsorship for high-potential employees from underrepresented groups.