As the leader in the healthcare equipment and services industry group, Abbott was one of only 24 companies selected for leading their respective industries. The DJSI leaders are chosen from among the 3,000 largest companies worldwide, including 800 companies in emerging markets. This was the ninth consecutive year that Abbott was included on both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and North America Index.
In addition to being named a broader Industry Group Leader, Abbott also was the leader in its specific DJSI industry sector, healthcare equipment and supplies. The company’s overall score of 82 is significantly higher than the average score of 39 for other companies in the sector.