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Human Rights

Pfizer is committed to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. This includes respecting internationally recognized human rights throughout our operations.

Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. These rights are enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights1 and other international treaties and instruments2.

Pfizer is proud to have been one of the early signatories to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, an initiative that calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals. In honoring our commitment, we seek to prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts in our global operations, and remediate any adverse human rights impacts we may inadvertently cause or contribute to. Wherever we can, we also seek to advance human rights. Our approach to human rights risks is informed by international standards, industry best practice, and expert assessment.

In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Pfizer’s human rights policy focuses on addressing risks that could have the most severe impact on people: our patients, our colleagues, the workers of our business partners, and the communities in which we operate. Our responsibility to respect human rights extends throughout our operations, from lab to patient, including our diverse global supply chain of numerous local, third-party vendors. Learn more about Pfizer’s Human Rights Policy Statement and Modern Slavery Statement.

  1. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols.
  2. Such as the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.