Annual Review 2014
Annual Review 2014

At Pfizer, we understand that good governance is essential to the success of our business and we conduct ourselves accordingly.

Board of Directors

Pfizer's Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of management, including the overall strategic direction of the company, and for the company's policies on governance, executive compensation and compliance, and is committed to enhancing shareholder value.

Read more about our Board of Directors here.

Ethical Sales and Marketing

We are committed to promoting our products responsibly, educating patients and providers about their appropriate use, and reporting about our business practices in a fashion that promotes transparency.

Read more about our Ethical Sales and Marketing here.

Advertising in the U.S.

Our strict internal standards, going beyond compliance with the law, have been developed to ensure that the information we share with patients is scientifically sound, balanced, easy to understand and helpful in encouraging them to consult with a health care professional.

Read more about our Direct-to-Consumer Advertising here.


We believe that compliance with all applicable laws is integral to our ability to serve society. We train colleagues extensively in compliance and have an organizational structure designed to ensure good oversight of our colleagues, vendors and business partners.

Read more about our Compliance here.

Disclosing Payment to
Health Care Professionals

We do not pay health care professionals for prescribing our medicines or as an inducement for promoting our products. We believe it is appropriate and ethical to fairly compensate health care professionals for work they do on our behalf.

Read more about our Disclosing Payment to Health Care Professionals here.

Human Rights

Pfizer supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We were an early signatory to the U.N. Global Compact — a document that asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the U.N. — that endorses ten principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Read more about our Human Rights here.