Supporting UK communities
As a global company Pfizer has the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities in which we work across the world. In the UK, our community investment strategy is linked to our aim of working together for the nation’s health.
Beyond our medicines
Here in the UK we are an active corporate citizen and make positive impacts through a range of social investment programmes which aim to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across the country. We support and empower colleagues to volunteer and fundraise for local, national and international charities.
At a local level, we are committed to being a good neighbour and provide support to small organisations and projects that are making a difference in the communities close to our UK sites. Support takes the form of financial donations, matched-funding, in-kind support and the donation of our colleagues’ time and business skills.
Innovative science is very important to us so we also support the UK Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and life sciences agendas, providing grants and sponsorship to events and academic institutions that promote science to young people. In 2014 we became involved with the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) agenda which encourages young people to get involved in the science industry. We support this programme with our SIP Ambassadors, Pfizer colleagues who are trained to deliver experiential sessions to young people to inspire and engage them.
Our activity also involves the development of campaigns that address strategic issues that affect health on a national basis. In 2014, we embarked on an ambitious campaign aimed at investigating and reducing missed appointments in the NHS, also known as ‘DNAs’ or ‘did not attend’. This campaign began with research into the scale of the challenge but now includes the development of practical responses to the issue, working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including GP surgeries and hospitals.
PP-PFE-GBR-0132/Date of preparation: June 2016