SUPPLIERS

INTEGRAL TO OUR SUCCESS

Learn about our expectations, the products and services we purchase, and more supplier requirements.

SUPPLIER GUIDELINES


OUR SUPPLIER GUIDELINES HELP ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A STRONG BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

Abbott suppliers are required to read and agree to our supplier guidelines (English), which describe expectations for the following:

 

  • Ethical behavior
  • Business integrity and fair competition
  • Privacy
  • Labor rights and worker protection
  • Animal welfare
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health and safety practices

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


OUR SUPPLIERS MEET IMPORTANT STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBIILITY 
It is a part of our mission of being a socially responsible company to evaluate new and existing suppliers. We evaluate their ability to provide safe working conditions and respectfully treat independent contractors, as well as maintain ethical practices, environmentally responsible manufacturing processes and excellent management systems.

For further information about Abbott’s Supplier Social Responsibility Program, see our FAQs or contact AbbottSupplierSocialResponsibilityProgram@abbott.com.

PERFORMANCE


We drive supplier performance through feedback 

We’ve established criteria for measuring the performance of the suppliers that have the greatest impact on our business. Performance monitoring, as described in the Supplier Performance Program brochure, is conducted for this group of suppliers.

For further information, contact AbbottSPM@abbott.com

Operating Procedures


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR OPERATING PROCEDURES

These procedures apply to Abbott's interactions with US health care professionals (HCPS)/customers and are based on requirements effective January 1, 2013.

 

This document is intended to be a reference guide to assist Abbott suppliers to comply with Abbott’s Operating Procedures for Program Funding when performing functions on Abbott’s behalf related to HCPs/customers. The division Ethics and Compliance Officer must pre-approve any exception to these procedures.

SUPPLIER RESOURCES


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