Making possibilities real in the community
At AbbVie we care about social causes as well as the health of our patients. We encourage engagement in the communities where we live and work, and that’s why each June is dedicated to the Month of Possibilities. In 2018 more than 150 Australian employees volunteered 646 hours to help with a range of volunteering activities including compiling 400 hampers for women in domestic violence refuges, cooking food for children in foster care facilities, conducting working bees for the Salvation Army and assembling solar lights for children in developing countries who don’t have electricity.
We are a company made up of passionate people. It’s why we care about supporting the causes that are close to the heart of our employees. Throughout the year we participated in fundraising activities identified by the AbbVie team that saw us climb up mountains, go on 90km bike rides and “light the night”.
Each AbbVie employee is given two volunteering days a year to enable them to donate their time to charitable causes.
In addition, our Employee Donation Matching program means that we support employee fundraising, dollar for dollar.
When the business gets behind the causes that matter most to our people it demonstrates that we are united in our commitment to make a difference.