Vienna (OTS) – Pfizer Corporation Austria Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dr. Robin Rumler recently signed the Austrian AIDS Federation “Respect and Matter of Course” declaration. Under the motto #positivework, the initiative fights for the non-discriminatory treatment of HIV-positive people in working life. An obvious thing for Pfizer, because diversity, equity and inclusion have always been anchored in corporate guidelines and lived practices.
With timely diagnosis and treatment, people living with HIV can now live and work like other people. However, they still often experience stigma, prejudice, or needless fear of contact. “
Unfortunately, discrimination is still part of the daily life of many HIV-positive people, even in professional life“, Like this Mag. To Andrea Brunner, CEO of AIDS Help Vienna. “
The exclusion or fear outweighs the health consequences of the infection for many of those affected.”
Declaration for non-discriminatory treatment
In order to call for more solidarity, promote a non-discriminatory work environment for HIV-positive people and break down prejudices on the issue of HIV, the seven Austrian AIDS organizations have launched an initiative for respect and the obvious thing in life working under the motto #working positive. At the center a statement. With their signature, companies undertake to actively combat discrimination and discrimination against HIV-positive employees. The latest supporter of this solidarity campaign is the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. “
Today, medicine has HIV well under control. With timely diagnosis and treatment, an infection no longer has to be restricted“, stressed out Prof. Dr. Robin Rumler, CEO of Pfizer Corporation Austria. “
In this regard, it was a logical step for us to sign the #positivework declaration. This is how we make it clear: we support respectful cooperation in the workplace, where exclusion and stigmatization have no place. “.
Fair Play bei Pfizer
In terms of corporate responsibility, Pfizer wants to offer its employees the best possible career and personal development prospects and an environment of appreciation. To this end, the “Fair Play” team was founded more than ten years ago, dedicated to the themes of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities. It works across departments and locations and ensures that the company is constantly developing in these areas. “
Our Fair Play team is constantly looking for improvements to ensure a work environment where respect is not just a watchword, but is heard every day.“, Like this Rumler.
With each new company that we can conquer for #positivework, the contribution to HIV awareness and destigmatization of people living with the HI virus increases. We are therefore very pleased that Pfizer is also supporting this important initiative” He says Andrea Brunner, managing director of the Vienna Aids Help Center.
More information in the following video: #PositivArbeiten at Pfizer I Declaration for a non-discriminatory approach to HIV – YouTube or at: https://www.aids-hilfe.at/positivarbeiten/
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Pfizer currently employs around 500 people at two locations in Austria: the sales location in Vienna and the vaccine manufacturing facility in Orth an der Donau. To find out more about Pfizer, visit us at www.pfizer.at or follow us on Twitter @pfizeraustria.
PP-UNP-AUT-0077 / 05.2022
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