Engaging with Government
The business environment is greatly influenced by public policy, so Pfizer Australia engages with Government to share its extensive knowledge and global perspectives about public health, disease prevention, health education and affordability for the community. Having a transparent relationship with Government and being able to contribute to policy discussions is important for Pfizer to meet the needs of both its customers and shareholders. Health is a key issue for all Australians, so Pfizer Australia contributes across a range of related issues including access to medicines, efficacy and safety, as well as the dangers to health posed by the counterfeit medicine industry.
While Pfizer Australia does not provide cash donations to political parties in Australia, the company attends and sometimes sponsors conferences, workshops and round table discussions, where decisions may be made about the future of Australia's healthcare system.
From July 2014 to June 2015 Pfizer Australia contributed financially to the following parties:
- Australian Labor Party, $20,000
- Coalition, $20,975
Further information regarding Pfizer Australia's political contributions is available on the Australian Electoral Commission website.