PM360 2018 Trailblazer Awards Gold Pharma/Biotech Company of the Year AbbVie

AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines that make a remarkable impact in the lives of patients.

Today, AbbVie medicines benefit more than 28 million patients living in more than 175 countries, and the company is making significant advancements with a robust pipeline of potential new treatments.

AbbVie believes that while its impact begins with its medicines, it does not end there. It also dedicates products, resources, and expertise to improve health outcomes, contribute to communities, and support education.

AbbVie is committed to developing therapies for complex conditions. Its mission: Use its expertise, people, and unique approach to improve health solutions for people around the world.


  • Science and innovation are the cornerstones of AbbVie’s business, which focuses on discovering, developing, and delivering medicines in areas of proven expertise, such as immunology, oncology, virology, and neuroscience.
  • In addition to key therapeutic areas of focus, AbbVie also applies its scientific expertise to discover and develop medicines for diseases where patients still have limited treatment options, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and cystic fibrosis.

Talent Development

  • For the fifth consecutive year, DiversityInc named AbbVie to its “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. The list evaluates businesses that make diversity a key component of their management principles, based entirely on empirical or experience-based data.
  • AbbVie is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. The ranking is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements of the workplace.
  • For the third consecutive year, AbbVie earned a perfect score of 100% in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. It reflects efforts in building a diverse, innovative, and open culture that values all employees and their contributions.
  • AbbVie is No. 6 on the “World’s Best Workplaces 2017” list. Great Place to Work surveyed employees at 6,600 companies for their perspectives on leadership, organizational culture, and trust.
  • Working Mother Magazine has recognized AbbVie on its annual “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” list. The list is composed of companies excelling in workforce representation of women, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies, and more.

Social Responsibility

  • Community engagement is part of AbbVie’s culture. This year during the company’s annual volunteer event, Week of Possibilities, over 9,000 employees volunteered over 37,000 hours in 56 countries.
  • AbbVie scientists donate their time—over 20,000 collective hours annually—and expertise to addressing neglected diseases such as malaria, onchocerciasis (river blindness), and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis).
  • Giving back, with a focus on making a real impact, is fundamental at AbbVie. In 2018, the company is contributing $350 million to support nonprofits serving families dealing with serious illness, communities hit by natural disasters, and underserved students studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The impact will be felt in North Chicago—home to AbbVie’s global headquarters—to Puerto Rico and cities across America.


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