Engaging with Community
Our community engagement program encourages employees to become involved with the community by volunteering their time to work with community organisations. Pfizer Australia provides charitable support to organisations, while colleagues across the country use their corporate volunteer days to assist organisations. Use the links on the right to find out more.
Some of our program goals include:
• Increasing colleague volunteering and participation
• Increase blood donations
• Increase recycling and reduce waste
• Engage meaningfully with our Charity of Choice
Our Charity of Choice in 2016 is The Smith Family
Pfizer colleagues around Australia voted for this Charity. Some of the activities we are supporting include:
• Student Profile Checking
• City to Surf Running & Fundraising Team
• Clothing Collection from all Pfizer sites
• Local fundraising initiatives
Global Health Fellows
Pfizer’s Global Health Fellow program connects colleagues with programs in the developing world to help improve health in communities worldwide.
Pfizer colleagues commit to up to six-month assignments working with non-government organisations (NGOs) addressing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other devastating diseases in developing countries.
Fellowship assignments are designed by our partners according to their needs, and Pfizer funds the Fellows' transportation, lodging and other expenses while maintaining their positions within the company. During their assignments, colleagues train and support their local counterparts, transferring skills so that the important contributions they make are sustainable over time.
Since 2003, 194 Global Health Fellows – including seven colleagues from Pfizer Australia – have been selected to work with NGOs in 38 countries to deliver healthcare and health system support to those in need around the world. These Fellows include Pfizer physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, marketing managers, financial administrators, and health educators.
Global Aid and Social Investments
Pfizer Australia is proudly part of a generous, global organisation. Pfizer has a team of experts dedicated to ensuring the support Pfizer provides is to the most needy people and places throughout the world. In some cases this may be product donations such as in tragic weather or social disasters or it may be investing in sustainable and improved health care. The Pfizer Foundation is an independent charitable organisation that supports other charities and social investments around the world.
More information can be found here: http://www.pfizer.com/responsibility/global-health-grants-investments
Other key initiatives:
Colleagues around the country pull together to support this well-known environmental, community cause. Enhancing the environment near where we have a commercial presence is important to colleagues at Pfizer.
Pfizer is a CARERS friendly workplace and with support from Carers Australia is developing policies and practices that are best practice in this regard. We proudly support initiatives of Carers Australia, raising awareness of the important role the millions of unpaid carers in our community make. Many of our colleagues are carers, and we seek to support them with these responsibilities.
We check in on each other and support the awareness activities of RU OK? This day offers a unique platform for the conversation around metal wellbeing.