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

Health and Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for everyone working at Pfizer facilities or otherwise executing Pfizer's business.

We require our commercial, manufacturing and R&D facilities to have active health and safety programs. Our goal is to avoid injuries and ill health caused or made worse by work—we call this injury-free. Over the past four years we have made great progress reducing injury rates by more than 40 percent and now have lower rates than the industry average. A key area of focus has been global fleet safety. Since Pfizer's launch and implementation of the fleet safety program in the U.S., we have made significant progress in reducing the number of motor vehicle accidents and associated injuries. Now we are building on the success of this program by rolling out similar fleet safety programs across the globe.

We have strict controls to ensure that our work with chemical and biologic materials is well managed to protect human health and the environment. We use the outcomes from risk assessments to identify and apply risk mitigation strategies to assure workplace safety at every stage of research and development, production and distribution.


For more on Pfizer's commitment to health and safety in the workplace, view Workplace Responsibility.