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At Pfizer, we believe that collectively across our colleague population, our individual experiences allow us to better meet the needs of our patients and further our work to make the world a healthier place. Pfizer celebrates the array of unique qualities, perspectives and life experiences, which define us as individuals. This includes our visible differences such as gender, age, ethnicity, physical appearance, as well as other characteristics including work styles, sexual orientation, religious or national identity and education.
These traits create a vibrant community and a supportive culture that allows our people, regardless of where they work in the world, to feel valued, involved, supported and respected. And while we celebrate the differences that create the mosaic culture of Pfizer, it is diversity of thought that we value most.
We believe these same principals apply to the supplier base that supports our business. As such, we are committed to building and sustaining relationships with minority and women owned businesses.
About Our Program
Pfizer’s Supplier Diversity Program is administered by Pfizer’s Global Procurement. Our intent is to give qualified diverse suppliers an opportunity to compete for Pfizer’s business every day and everywhere possible. Supplier Diversity is embedded in our operations.
- We have a Global Corporate Policy defining our program.
- Our commitment to Supplier Diversity is affirmed by our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in a policy statement.
- We have dedicated resources within our Global Procurement organization focused exclusively on identifying new diverse suppliers and managing existing supplier relationships.
- We establish internal goals for all areas of spend and report our progress accordingly.
- We participate actively in all external organizations and trade events which promote opportunities to connect buyers with diverse suppliers.
- We have provided over $150,000 in scholarships for diverse businesses to attend various Leadership Training and Mentorship programs.
- We spend more than $500 million dollars annually with over 2,500 diverse businesses in the United States. We are increasingly expanding our program to other parts of the world.
Others have seen the depth of our commitment and recognized our efforts. Pfizer, and its colleagues, have been awarded with the following:
- Million Dollar Club – U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
- Done Deals Winner – Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO)
- Corporation of the Year – WPEO
- Corporation of the Year – Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S)
- Outstanding Corporation – WPEO
- Done Deals Winner – Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC)
- Top Corporations for Women Owned Businesses – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- Corporation of the Year – Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Councils (PRMSDC)
- Div50 List – Top 50 Corporations for minority businesses Mentorship Programs
Pfizer also supports the following supplier development programs:
- Tucks Minority Business Education Program at Dartmouth
- Kellogg Advance Management Education Program
- Centers of Excellence – National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum – Mentorship Program
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Mentorship Program
- DA4S Mentorship Program
- WBENC Student Mentorship Program
If you are interested in doing business with Pfizer, please send an email to [email protected] . Be sure to include an overview of your capabilities and appropriate contact information. A member of the Pfizer Global Procurement Team will contact you. In order to do business under our Supplier Diversity program, prospective suppliers must be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT or US Federal Government categorized Small Businesses by one of the following certifying organizations that we recognize. These organizations are:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) at (212) 944-2430 or www.nmsdc.org
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at (202) 872-5515 or www.wbenc.org
- WeConnect International at (202) 810-6004 or www.weconnectinternational.org
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at (202) 606-4000 or www.sba.gov
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) at (202) 234-9181 or www.nglcc.org