CITIZENSHIP IN IRELAND

At Abbott in Ireland, we are aware that everything we do impacts not only our businesses but also our environment, the communities where we work and the people we serve. So we strive to be good citizens both globally and here at home. Our Citizenship strategy in Ireland focuses on these priorities:

 

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SHINGO PRIZE FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Abbott’s vascular manufacturing plant in Clonmel and diagnostics plant in Longford have been recipients of the prestigious Shingo Prize, awarded to organisations that exhibit operational excellence.

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R&D AND INNOVATION IN IRELAND

Abbott established its first Nutrition R&D base in, Moorepark, Ireland in 2013. A global scientific team from Abbott is working with Moorepark scientists, focused on innovative research around alternative milk-based ingredients, including protein functionality.

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FASTER HEART ATTACK DETECTION

Loss of blood flow can cause irreversible heart muscle damage, making early detection the most important key to successful heart attack treatment. Abbott’s ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnl) test can measure very low levels of the protein, which allows doctors to evaluate whether patients are having a heart attack within two to four hours.

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INSPIRING STUDENTS

In communities large and small, Abbott seeks to make a significant and long-lasting difference in the quality of people’s lives. In 2015, Abbott employees in Ireland volunteered more than 7,000 hours through our Croi an Óir volunteering programme.

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TOP EMPLOYER

Abbott wants to be known as a great place to work. We offer innovative employee programmes that help our people reach their full potential and live healthy, well-balanced lives.

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SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT

At Abbott, we are committed to reducing our global environmental impacts across our business, from the sourcing of raw materials and the manufacturing and distribution of our products, to the use and disposal of our products by their end users.

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FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME

The hospital discharge process can be difficult for patients and their families, as well as complex and labour-intensive for hospital staff. Abbott’s pioneering Hospital to Home nutrition service is aimed at easing the burden for both.

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MODERNISING HEALTHCARE IN AFRICA

Like many countries, Tanzania faces a host of healthcare challenges, including lack of resources, poor infrastructure and a shortage of doctors – only one for every 100,000 people.

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