Alere is now Abbott
Our Culture Pillars

Our Culture Pillars

Alere Toxicology operates in a fast paced, changing and fiercely competitive environment. To succeed as a high performing global enterprise, we are joining forces as One Alere. This means we strongly agree, and act on, what matters most in achieving our mission – to be the most quality-focused, innovative and cost-effective provider of drug, alcohol and health testing solutions in the world, by ensuring every decision made is customer-driven.

Having a strong and cohesive culture makes achieving our mission possible. Our culture is a driving force behind an employee's engagement and performance, and ultimately, our success in the markets we serve. We engage deeply caring and talented employees who want to establish One Alere. They are people who make a difference, leading change in their teams and workplaces, and inspiring others to take action consistent with our culture pillars.

Building One Alere is a journey for us; we embrace transformational leaders and encourage all employees to reinforce the culture pillars in their daily work lives.

We believe in…


Do the right things and get the right things done. We believe it is up to us, and none other, to ensure success. Creating higher levels of ownership engages and empowers us to do all that we can to ensure results are achieved.

Customer Focus

We empower employees to make the right choices with the customer in mind. And our actions have a profound impact on people’s lives. 


Collaboration fuels our business. Whether it happens between employees, partners or customers, collaboration unlocks innovation, insight, and engagement.

Quality First

Quality touches everything we create, do, and deliver. It strengthens our Alere brand and stimulates great pride for employees and customers.


We deliver new ideas that work. We lead our industry by deploying transformational diagnostic products and health information solutions. We do not chase the market – we create it. We do not react - we lead.

Inspire and Influence

We need everyone in the company to be inspiring and influencing others in their team and in the company as a whole. This allows us to constantly challenge perceptions and suggest bright new ideas.


Sharing information is everyone’s responsibility. It is a significant tool for greater engagement and strategic alignment.


Our comprehensive benefits package rewards you financially, increases your wellness and helps you achieve your personal development goals.

Behind every test is a life

We are ultimately responsible to the individuals whose samples we test and to organisations that rely on this information.