Pfizer 2011 Annual Review | Pfizer: the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Pfizer, and for good reason. The ownership culture we want to build is rooted in inclusion, the recognition that good ideas come from all sources. The willingness to encourage diversity of thinking sharpens both planning and performance. Consequently, we place a high value on inclusive behaviors and respect for individuals, communities and cultures. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps all our colleagues connect their special skills, knowledge and life experiences with those of stakeholders outside our company.

We have a long history of all-colleague groups that take an active role in creating an inclusive environment and developing diverse talent, finding ways to increase our business among diverse groups, and ensuring that the company is treating people fairly wherever we operate. In 2011, we intensified and expanded upon this approach by creating a number of Pfizer Colleague Councils, an internal network of specific groups, each with a sponsor from the Executive Leadership team. The seven groups formed to date represent individuals from the Asian, Black, Latino, Women, Veterans, Disabled, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) colleague populations.

We are committed to being a global employer of choice and are proud of the recognition we have received over the past year for being a good place to work, including the following.

2011 Accolades

Top 20 Best
Companies for

Named one of the Global Top 20 Best Companies for Leadership by the Hay Group

25 Noteworthy Companies

Named one of DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies

Working Mother
Best 100 Companies

Named in 2011 Working Mother Best 100 Companies

Corporate Equality
Index 100% Rating

Pfizer earned the highest possible score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index

Top 50 Companies
for Women

2011 Top 50 Companies for Executive Women

2011 Diversity
Council Award

Pfizer Animal Health's Diversity & Inclusion Council recognized for outstanding contributions and achievements