Abbott Ireland for EUSEA July 2012

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Abbott Ireland
Science Partnerships, Employees
& the Public
Abbott at a Glance
• Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the
discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of
pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices
and diagnostics.
• Corporate Headquarters: Chicago, U.S.A.
• 90,000 employees
• Global reach
• 100 facilities
• Markets products in 130 countries
Abbott in Ireland
• Presence in Ireland since 1946
Donegal
• Nearly 4,000 people
• 13 sites with eight of these
manufacturing
Sligo
Westport
Cootehill
Longford
• Great Places to Work for nine years
Dublin
Clonmel
Cork
Why Science?
Three reasons:
1. We are an innovation-driven health care company
2. Support the Knowledge Economy
3. Low numbers of students studying science at higher levels
Abbott Science Programmes
Operation Discovery
• 14-16-year-olds
• Abbott scientists lead students in
experiments related to facility
• Day-long visit to Abbott
Abbott Science Programmes
Family Science
• 8-10-year-olds
• Students, parents & teachers engage
in hands-on experiments
• After-school event
Reach
• Nearly 2,000 Irish students and
parents
• 291 employee volunteers from
8 Abbott sites
• Won 2011 European Employee
Volunteering Award
• Seven more countries
participate
Impact
99% enjoy Family Science
“Both myself and my son had such a wonderful, fun evening. The
experiments were thrilling, the volunteers were so helpful.”
Do hands-on science learning activities at home
Discuss careers in science
Before
31%
After
78%
37%
82%
“Working with Abbott was fun and great experience for future career.”
Before After
I would enjoy studying science 39%
82%
Working in science would be fun 40%
74%
Communication Platforms
• Science Ed Website
(abbottfund.org/scienceed)
• Abbott Citizenship Report
Government Partnership
Industry Partnerships
•
Sponsor annual science fair
•
4,400 participating students
•
Partner with Intel, the main organiser
•
Industry cohort with interest in science
& engineering
•
Conduct national survey
Educational Partnerships
• 96 employees volunteer through
Junior Achievement Ireland
• 28 schools in Ireland through
Abbott programmes
• Increase our presence in local
communities
Other Partner Programmes
Engaging Employees
Annual event
It starts at the top
Team Building
Top leaders
Public Results!
Final Tips
• Make the business case
• Utilise all resources
• Talent
• Geography
• Connections
• Multi-year plan
• Form a cohort
Thank you!
www.abbott.ie
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