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Achievements

We are proud of the independent recognition we’ve received.

Great Places to Work

AbbVie has been listed as the No. 3 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2021. The announcement was made at the Best Workplace 2021 Virtual Awards.

It is the eighth consecutive year that the company has featured on the list and its sixth placing in the top three.  AbbVie, which employs more than 2,500 people across nine sites in Ireland, remains the highest placed company in the Irish biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry. 

The Great Place to Work Institute also recognised AbbVie as a Best
Workplace for Women at the awards event for the third year in a row.

Health & Safety Awards

AbbVie was presented with the Pharmachem Health & Safety Excellence trophy at the inaugural Health & Safety Excellence Awards 2020.

The award recognises the company operating in the Pharma industry who has most effectively demonstrated best practice in health and safety, compliance to standards, training, technical and behavioural improvements over an 18-month period.

Pharma Industry Company of the Year

AbbVie was recognised for making a significant contribution to the biopharma industry at the 2019 Irish Pharma Industry Awards. The company was awarded the top accolade of the event, ‘Pharma Industry Company of the Year’. The company also won the ‘Pharma Company of the Year (Large)’ award.

The Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the Irish pharmaceutical sector.

In 2018, AbbVie won both the Biopharma Company of the Year and the Health & Safety Award at the ceremony.

American Chamber of Commerce ‘Créafóg’ Award

AbbVie was recognised for its leadership role in sustainability and environmental stewardship recently as the company won the inaugural Créafóg (earth) Award at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland Community and Sustainability Awards.

Columba McGarvey, Site Director at AbbVie in Ballytivnan, Sligo, pictured below with the award.

Ibec KeepWell Mark 

AbbVie Vitality, the company’s strategic approach to employee health and well-being, was awarded the Ibec KeepWell Mark in early 2019. The KeepWell Mark is an evidence-based accreditation and an award that recognises Irish employers for investing in workplace health and well-being. Its aim is to help business benchmark workplace well-being activity through a set of systematic and methodical steps.

Whilst the Ibec KeepWell Mark has been in operation since 2017, AbbVie is one of the first pharmaceutical companies to receive the workplace health and well-being accolade.
 

Green Awards 

AbbVie was recognised for its leadership role in sustainability and environmental stewardship recently as the company won the prestigious Green Sustainable Energy Achievement trophy at the 2019 Green Awards.

Launched in 2018, the Green Awards recognise the contribution and commitment companies now frequently make towards promoting a greener future in Irish business.​The Green Awards is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland.

Biopharma Company of the Year

AbbVie was recognised for making a significant contribution to the biopharma industry at the 2018 Irish Pharma Industry Awards. The company was awarded the ‘Biopharma Company of the Year’ and ‘Health and Safety’ trophies.

The Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the Irish pharmaceutical sector.

AbbVie’s commitment to sustainability, health, safety and environmental performance earned it the sought-after Responsibile Care Award at the 2017 awards ceremony while AbbVie won the Corporate Social Responsibility title the previous year.

Shingo Prize

In early 2018, AbbVie’s Ballytivnan site in Sligo was awarded the renowned Shingo Prize in recognition of its enterprise excellence. AbbVie is one of only four companies in the world to be awarded the global accolade in 2018.

The Shingo Prize is an annual award given to organisations worldwide by the Shingo Institute, which is part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State in Logan Utah. The Prize is named after a pioneering Japanese industrial engineer who advised Toyota and it recognises organisations which demonstrate an exceptional culture that fosters continuous improvement.

Irish Early Career Awards

AbbVie was among the winners at the 2018 Irish Early Career Awards. The company was announced as the best in Ireland for ‘Early Career - Best Organisation Learning and Development’ category. In 2017, Michael Redmond, a mechanical engineer at the company’s Manorhamilton Road site, won ‘Professional of the Year’ and ‘Best Engineering Professional of the Year’. AbbVie is the only company in the award’s history to win all three of its top prizes.

The Irish Early Career Awards provides an important opportunity to recognise exceptional young professionals in the early stages of their careers and the organisations who are leading the way in fostering talent and supporting employee training and development.