No. 44 | AbbVie | Fair360 Top 50


Led by Chairman and CEO Richard A. Gonzalez, AbbVie moves up five spotsin its second year on the list after being spun off from Abbott. Gonzalez chairs the executive diversity council, which establishes and signs off on diversity goals and metrics.

AbbVie spends more than 15 percent of its total procurement with Tier I (direct contractor) minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Gonzalez personally signs off on goals and achievements for supplier diversity.

AbbVie has a strong cross-cultural mentoring program, with almost athird of its managers participating. The program has cross-cultural training for mentors, measurable goals and formal follow-up. Gonzalez and his direct reports all participate in the mentoring program. There is also a formal mentoring program outside the U.S. that encourages cross-cultural mentoring.

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Richard A. Gonzalez

Chairman and CEO

“Our mission is to create medicines that have a remarkable impact on the lives of patients around the world and from all walks of life. By mirroring the diversity of our patients, we’re able to better understand their needs so we can do everything possible to improve their lives.”

Mark Green

Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion

“AbbVie views diversity and inclusion as key to our mission of providing life-changing products to patients who need them most. Our vision is to build and maintain an inclusive culture that recognizes, embraces and leverages our differences, and that in turn serves as a driver for innovation and economic performance.”


U.S. Headquarters:North Chicago, Ill.

Global Employees:26,513

U.S. Employees:12,279

Last Year’s Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 49