Corporate Social Responsibility
All Pfizer colleagues are entitled to one day’s paid volunteer leave to assist in the community in human or animal health related activities.
Pfizer New Zealand supports Cure Kids, a charity which raises money to fund research into cures for childhood diseases. For the past seven years, our colleagues have been participating in the annual Cure Kids Adventure Race. Over this period of support, Pfizer colleagues and the company have financially contributed around NZ$150,000 to Cure Kids.
Pfizer New Zealand instantly responded to the call for assistance following the Christchurch Earthquake by providing a NZ$250,000 donation to the New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Appeal 2011 to assist the people of Christchurch. Within 24 hours Pfizer New Zealand donated a large supply of Mediwipes to assist with on-the-ground first aid. The company also worked through the Infant Nutrition Council in meeting requests for infant formula, despatching supplies of ready-to-feed liquid product to the three established relief centres to help those families with formula-fed babies who were not able to access their regular formula supply or freshly boiled water.
Donations to this appeal from New Zealand and Australian colleagues reached just over NZ$13,000 - with Pfizer matching then doubling this amount to NZ$26,000.
World-Wide Health Initiatives
Pfizer partners with many worldwide health and charity organisations to help treat disease. We currently have programmes in place to help developing countries better treat diseases like malaria, trachoma and HIV.
These programmes require significant long-term financial investment and colleague commitment. To learn more about our world-wide health initiatives please visit the Pfizer global website: www.pfizer.com
Global Health Fellows Program
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHF) is an international corporate volunteer programme that places Pfizer colleagues in short-term assignments with leading international development organisations in key emerging markets. During assignments, Fellows transfer their professional medical and business expertise in ways that promote access, quality and efficiency of health services for people in greatest need.
Since 2003, over 300 Pfizer Global Health Fellows from offices around the world, have participated in the program working in close to 45 countries. Assignments are focused on optimising supply chains and business functions, and scaling up promising health prevention approaches. Via the program, Pfizer has partnered with over 40 international development organisations.