Supplier Diversity

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At Pfizer, we are committed to having a supplier base that represents the diverse patients we treat. We believe that by working with diverse suppliers, we gain a fresh, innovative perspective that ultimately helps us better serve our patients.

We want to help diverse suppliers thrive by not only providing business, but also opportunities for long -term relationships, mentorship and development opportunities.

Program Overview/Certifications Accepted

Classifications Accepted by Pfizer’s Supplier Diversity Program

Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minority group members; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more minority group members and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals. Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American.

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Certified Women Business Enterprise

A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

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Certified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or persons; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender persons; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals.

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Disabled Owned Business Enterprise

A business enterprise that is at least 51% or more owned and controlled by a disabled person or persons; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or most disabled persons; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals. An individual is considered disabled if they possess a physical, mental, or sensory impairment, whether permanent or temporary, that limits the capacity to perform one or more essential activities of daily life, and which can be caused or aggravated by the economic and social environment.

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Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

A business enterprise that is at least 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged persons; the disadvantaged person or owned persons socially disadvantaged and economically disadvantaged, and the firm must be small according to SBA’s size standards. Note: the following individuals are presumed socially disadvantaged: Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian American.

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HUB Zone Business (HUB)

A business enterprise (except tribally-owned) that meets the following criteria: a small business by SBA standards; owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe; its principal office must be located within a “Historically Underutilized Business Zone,” which includes lands considered “Indian Country” and military facilities closed by the Base Realignment and Closure Act; and at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZONE.

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Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVBE)

A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.

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Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)

A business enterprise that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)); or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more one or more veterans; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more veterans.

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National Recognitions & Pfizer Supported Programs

  • Top Corporation for Women-Owned Businesses – Women’ Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Best of the Best – National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC)
  • Corporate Opportunity Award – Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO)
  • Recognized on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index


Pfizer strongly encourages third party certification, but will recognize self-certifications in certain circumstances.

If you are interested in doing business with us, please send an email to [email protected].

Be sure to include an overview of your capabilities and appropriate contact information, and a member of the Pfizer Sourcing & Enterprise Services Team will contact you.