No. 19: Abbott
Abbott trains health-care staff to serve in disadvantaged areas, sponsors programs that promote scientific discovery and career paths for students, and helps support public institutions such as libraries, homeless shelters, and food banks. In Haiti, Abbott’s scientists and engineers have joined forces with Partners in Health, a nonprofit health-care organization, to fight the war against malnutrition. Prior to the 2011 hurricane season, the company donated $1.2 million in products to clinics and shelters along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and Central American coasts.