Stewardship and quality
Enhancing the lives of our patients
AbbVie’s goal is simple: to improve people’s lives around the world. A fundamental focus of this goal is ensuring that our products are safe and effective, and that they deliver their intended benefits. We work hard to ensure we use safe ingredients and processes during product manufacturing, and we hold our suppliers to the same high standards of quality that we apply to ourselves.
Restricted substances and REACH requirements
Every year governments around the globe introduce new laws and regulations controlling the use of certain chemical substances in manufacturing. Some examples of these regulations include:
- The Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
- The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Because of this increased regulatory focus on restricted substances, AbbVie asks our suppliers to complete a Restricted Substance Query that includes complete chemical composition data for all parts provided to AbbVie. In cases where complete (i.e., 100%) information is not currently available, the query requests composition data for the chemical substances currently identified under the regulatory initiatives mentioned above.
Any questions you have about restricted substances should be directed to AbbVie.REACH@abbvie.com
Requirements for Non-US Suppliers Shipping to the US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
AbbVie participates in the US Customs & Border Protection supply chain security program known as C-TPAT. Our participation in C-TPAT requires AbbVie to ensure that all our overseas suppliers have implemented security processes and procedures that protect the integrity of our supply chain.
As a valued business partner, all non-US suppliers are required to complete the Supply Chain Security Questionnaire below and sign the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding or provide evidence of their own participation in C-TPAT or an equivalent supply chain security program. Submit completed surveys and questions regarding C-TPAT requirements to Agnieszka.Bobholz@abbvie.com.
Failure to complete the security questionnaire may jeopardize our ability to purchase and import materials from your company.
Download the Supply Chain Security Questionnaire here.