Achievements

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

Great Places to Work

AbbVie has been listed among the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland for the sixth successive year. The announcement was made at the Great Place to Work Awards in Dublin in February 2019.

AbbVie was listed as the No. 2 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2019 at the workplace awards ceremony. It remains the highest placed company in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry across all categories.

The Great Place to Work Institute also recognised AbbVie as a Best Workplace for Women at the awards event. This is the first time the Institute has awarded the accreditation to businesses in Ireland and AbbVie is one of only 13 companies to receive the prestigious honour. The programme recognises top organisations which, while providing a great work environment for everyone in general, are also creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.

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.

Winner 7, Pictured at the Green Awards 2019, in Clayton Hotel on 26/02/2019

Great Place to Work—2018

AbbVie was named as the country’s No. 1 large workplace at a special awards event in February, 2018.

The company is listed among the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland for the fifth successive year and was placed third on the prestigious list in 2016 and 2017. AbbVie’s first place finish ensured it remained the highest placed employer in the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry across all categories. 

The Great Place to Work Institute audits the policies and practices in place in organisations which enter the assessment across nine key areas. These include employee development, hiring practices, recognition and communication. It then benchmarks these against other organisations.

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.