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).
EEO1 Report Disclosure
Pfizer is publicly disclosing the 2020 EEO-1 Report in the interest of serving greater transparency. We also will disclose future EEO-1 Reports, as they are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The data in the report is based on the last company pay period of the 2020 calendar year (December 21-28, 2020) and reflects Pfizer’s U.S. workforce as of that period. The broad job categories by which the data is portrayed are dictated by EEOC requirements and do not necessarily match the job categories by which Pfizer evaluates its diversity and inclusion data. (Please refer to https://eeocdata.org/eeo1/howto/instructionbooklet#categories for a description of each of the EEOC’s job categories.) Thus, meaningful comparisons between EEO-1 Report data and other descriptions of Pfizer’s diversity statistics and disclosures may not be possible.
We remain fully committed to our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, our opportunity parity goals and our ongoing efforts to make Pfizer a great place to work for all. For a further discussion of Pfizer’s Human Capital efforts, including diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, please refer to the “Bold Moves – Unleash the Power of Our People” section of the ESG report found at https://annualreview.pfizer.com/files/Pfizer-ESG-Report-2020_2021-03-10.pdf.
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)
At Pfizer, our core values are simple, powerful and interconnected -- courage, excellence, equity and joy – We recognize that courage, excellence, and joy are only possible when we ensure that all Pfizer colleagues feel welcome and included at every step of their Pfizer Journey. For applicants, with visual impairment and other accessibility needs please visit our inclusive hiring partner GettingHired to learn more about ways you can join our global community and be part of our purpose: Breakthroughs That Change Patients Lives.
— 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