Pfizer is dedicated to collaborating across our supply chain to reduce the environmental footprint of our packaging throughout its lifecycle. To do so, we leverage innovative and functional packaging materials, designs and systems that minimize our impact on the environment, provide benefits to our patients, and reduce costs.
In particular, we aim to:
Notable actions we're undertaking to meet our climate change commitments include:
Establishing Green Packaging Design Guidelines to assist in the development or modification of a package to reduce its environmental impact;
Forming a Sustainable Packaging Team, which works with brand managers and packaging designers to advance sustainable packaging throughout the company;
Supporting a recycling initiative for our Prevnar 13® brand's ProPak, which has resulted in 60% of all packaging being returned to a Pfizer recycling center thus far; and
Significantly reducing the size of the product packaging for Pfizer brand Lipitor® to minimize materials used and avoid unnecessary waste.