Diversity & Inclusion
As diverse as the patients and communities we serve
Our purpose at Pfizer is clear: achieving breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.
We realize that means not just attracting the best and brightest talent. But also ensuring our colleagues can thrive in an environment and culture where we champion Diversity and Inclusion every day, around the world.
Equity runs through everything we do.
We want all patients to have equal access to healthcare, and accessible and affordable drugs. Within our business, we believe everyone deserves to be seen, heard and respected for who they are.
That’s why we focus and invest in making Pfizer an amazing workplace for all. Our Diversity & Inclusion Leads around the world partner with Business Leaders to make sure our approach and processes reflect our key values.
But this isn’t just about what we do as a business:
It’s about who we are. We want all our colleagues to develop, grow, and succeed. We commit to making that happen, and to sharing and celebrating our successes as we bring together people from all backgrounds, geographies and perspectives.
Pfizer’s Opportunity Parity strategy represents our commitment to increase diversity. In 2019, we announced representation goals, by 2025, of 47% for women (globally) and 32% minorities (US) for Vice President (VP) roles and above.
- Representation of women at the VP level and above in 2020 was 38% globally (up 5% from 2019).
- Representation of minorities in the U.S. at the VP level and above in 2020 was 22% (up 2% from 2019).
All areas of our business groups are dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. In Pfizer’s Global Supply organization, we have adapted enterprise-wide initiatives to drive diversity, equity and inclusion across our 40+ sites around the world. Click here to read more about how Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) is accelerating DEI and learn more about the best practices they have implemented on their journey.
Workplace diversity, equality and engagement are critical to unleashing the power of our people and empowering employees to realize their full potential. Therefore, our key performance indicators (KPIs) focus on employee engagement, global female and U.S. minority representation, and measures of pay equity and opportunity parity.
For more information on our people initiatives and performance in 2020, see page 22 of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. Our ESG report represents a new chapter in Pfizer’s commitment to enhance stakeholder awareness of our priority ESG issues and disclose how our performance on non-financial metrics is contributing to long-term value creation and a sustainable, responsible and patient-centric business model.
Colleague Resource Groups
Our site-based Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) help drive inclusion and professional development at Pfizer. CRGs are groups of colleagues who are part of, or believe in, the goals of a diverse population, and are open to anyone who wants to join. These groups provide a forum through which we can collectively deliver on our Bold Move to make Pfizer an amazing place to work for all.
Through participation in CRGs, colleagues collaborate to foster awareness, respect, and inclusion within the workplace. They offer support, developmental opportunities, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help their members enhance their skills and advance their careers.
Pfizer’s CRGs are generally aligned to the following affinities:
- Asian: Global Asian Alliance (GAA)
- Black: Global Black Community (GBC)
- Individuals with Disabilities: disAbility
- Latino/Hispanic: Pfizer Latino Community
- LGBTQ+ Allies: Out Pfizer Employee Network (OPEN)
- Veterans: Veterans in Pfizer (VIP)
- Women: Pfizer Women’s Resource Group (PWR)
To help us build on the solid foundation of our CRGs, we have also developed strong partnerships with a number of external organizations including:
- The Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
- Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) April 21, 2021
We must stand for #equity — as a company and as human beings — and continue to have courageous conversations about race. Here is the message I sent @Pfizer colleagues reflecting on yesterday’s verdict. https://t.co/qpuQdMXLN1
— AlbertBourla (@AlbertBourla) April 21, 2021
Meet Krys Molina, a young Latina who works as a Data Science Associate at Pfizer. Watch this video and learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Pfizer, here: https://t.co/BZg5XSVno2 pic.twitter.com/2l4Xa3lttO
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) October 15, 2020
Mona Babury, Diversity & Inclusion lead recently sat down with Lynn Bottone to find out her views on Equity.
— Pfizer Careers (@PfizerCareers) October 13, 2020