This is ABB

ABB employee at natural gas plant in Norway (photo)

ABB is one of the world’s leading power and automation technology companies. We operate in around 100 countries and employ about 150,000 people.

We are present throughout the entire renewables value chain, from power generation to transmission, distribution and electric mobility.

We provide solutions for secure, energy-efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, and for increasing productivity in industrial, commercial and utility operations.

For ABB, sustainability is about balancing economic success, environmental stewardship and social progress to benefit all our stakeholders.

Sustainability considerations cover how we design and manufacture products, what we offer customers, how we engage suppliers, how we assess risks and opportunities, and how we behave in the communities where we operate and towards one another, while striving to ensure the health, safety and security of our employees, contractors and others affected by our activities.

We report our sustainability performance according to the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines. Our self-declared level of application of the GRI Guidelines is B. A summary table of numerical performance indicators is included. The indicators in this table have been verified by the independent verification body Det Norske Veritas.

$42 billion
revenues in 2013

$61 billion
market capitalization at December 31, 2013

$8 million
spent on community projects in 2013

20 awards
for good corporate citizenship worldwide

$1.5 billion
invested in R&D in 2013

400 TWh energy
saved by ABB drives


company delivering power and productivity for a better world

400+ managers
trained on human rights

99% of employees
received face to face integrity training






reduction in water use
in water-scarce areas since 2011


in energy efficiency in 2013


supply chain sustainability
assessments in 2013


critical suppliers trained
since 2011