The Week of Possibilities initiative is the company’s signature annual volunteering and community support programme. In 2019, it involved more than 9,000 employees in 50+ countries coming together to make a difference in their respective communities around the world.
Locally, AbbVie joined forces with the national volunteer development agency Volunteer Ireland to implement Week of Possibilities projects in three communities where the company has a major presence.
Employees from AbbVie’s five sites in Cork, Dublin and Sligo joined forces to undertake work that helped transform science education.
In total more than 250 AbbVie employees volunteered 1,200+ hours across a single week to help make a remarkable impact for students of St Mary’s High School, Midleton, Cork; Holy Cross College, Finglas, west Dublin; and Ballinode Community College, Sligo.
This project was judged to be the best CSR programme by any pharmaceutical company in Ireland at the 2016 Pharma Industry Awards.