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Responsible Supply Chain

A reliable supply chain allows us to deliver on our promise to provide medicines and products to people who need them, when they need them.

Meeting patient and customers’ needs requires a supply chain that operates consistently and with integrity. That’s why we take strong, proactive measures to ensure the security of our supply chain, including quality assessments and audits of our suppliers to ensure they uphold our high standards.

Learn more about our approach

Code of Conduct

We hold our suppliers to high standards

We expect our suppliers to espouse the same social and environmental values that we do: diversity and inclusion, sustainable business practices and human rights protections. To ensure alignment with these values, our suppliers are asked to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct

Social Responsibility

We work with suppliers who, like us, operate with the future in mind

Our commitment to sustainability means we require our suppliers to maintain fair labour practices, foster worker safety, protect the environment and actively assess and manage risk.

To ensure suppliers take these measures, we evaluate them through our Supplier Social Responsibility Programme, which is part of the AbbVie Supplier Sustainability programme.

If our suppliers need support to achieve compliance or have an interest in establishing higher standards, our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) team also offers pro bono services, including EHS audits and sustainability training.

Supplier Risk Management

We assess and audit our critical suppliers. To ensure continuous supply to our customers and patients, we monitor the financial health of our suppliers, conduct quality compliance audits of third parties, and participate in various supply chain security programmes around the globe.

AbbVie continuously evaluates available programmes as part of our commitment to ensure the security of the supply chain and the ability to deliver medicines and products to patients. Participation in these programmes requires AbbVie to work jointly with critical suppliers to perform risk assessments, and where required, we support those suppliers in developing business continuity plans to ensure security processes and procedures that protect the integrity of the supply chain are in place.

Our technology platform allows us to evaluate risk across a number of critical domains, develop and implement risk mitigation plans, monitor our suppliers’ performance, and manage potential disruptions to our supply chain. 

June 2023 | UK-ABBV-230274