Allergan's corporate culture is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence, hard work, and a dedication to improving quality of life. As a result, we seek to encourage innovation, personal and career growth, and a sense of meaning that goes far beyond our walls. Allergan was built on the commitment of meeting unmet medical needs. Today, we continue this tradition by recognizing those employees who believe that an idea can change the world.
Every three months, our executive leadership committee selects and recognizes outstanding employees with the Hidden Gem Award. This award program recognizes and rewards employees who embody Allergan's spirit of innovation and serve as an example and inspiration to their fellow colleagues. The work of our outstanding scientists and inventors is also recognized by their peers at our annual Authors' and Inventors' Reception. Across our sales organization, there are also several programs in place to recognize and reward those who are positively contributing to the business.
We feel strongly about recognizing excellence, and Allergan has also been on the receiving end of many such awards. The Company has been recognized by Forbes1 and Business Week2 as one of America's best managed companies and Institutional Investor named Allergan "America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Company."3 David Pyott has also received many accolades for his role as Allergan Chief Executive Officer from organizations including Institutional Investor,4 Orange County Business Journal5 and The Sunday Times.6 Other awards and recognition include: America’s Top 25 Greenest Companies, Top 10% on Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Most Admired Specialty Companies by MedAdNews, Best Places to Work in Healthcare Sales and Best Places to Work in Orange County.