AbbVie is made up of 30,000 employees across the world, contributing in diverse ways to one collective purpose. In this series, we take a closer look at some of the incredible people who embody our company's Principles.
In our fifth and final in the series, a conversation with Jason Cohan, scientific compliance specialist, AbbVie.
On his current role with AbbVie …
As scientific compliance specialist in our research and development sciences organization, I am tasked with overseeing the completion of necessary training requirements for a large volume of folks in my department. In addition, I am responsible for filing all proper documentation to verify workers are qualified to perform each of their daily tasks. Similar to the role of a teacher, I am responsible for keeping a large volume of “students” on track to ensure they are all consistently completing their “homework” and submitting their “papers” by the designated deadlines.
On which AbbVie Principle he finds to be the most meaningful and why …
In our business trust is everything. Our stakeholders, partners, investors, colleagues and patients are counting on us to conduct ourselves in an honorable and ethical manner so I would say the company’s Acting with Integrity Principle resonates the most. From a professional standpoint, our culture of data integrity is key to our mission of ensuring all products meet quality standards. And as my compliance group is tasked with handling, preparing and documenting vast amounts of the company’s records, our code of business conduct demands we do so in an accurate and moral manner.
Outside of work, my wife and I try to set good examples for our twin girls by teaching them the value in serving others. We try to instill that helping others (both human and animal beings) is not only a good thing to do, but the right, ethical thing to do. In fact, each year my girls celebrate their birthdays, in lieu of bringing presents, they ask guests to instead share donations. They then donate all birthday “proceeds” to the cause(s) they (and they alone) feel are the most deserving and mom and dad couldn’t be more proud.