Pfizer Austria has signed the #positivework AIDS Help declaration

Vienna (OTS) Pfizer Corporation Austria Managing Director Prof. Dr. Robin Rumler recently signed the declaration “Respect and Commonness” of the Austrian AIDS Federation. The #positivework initiative promotes non-discriminatory treatment of HIV-positive people in working life. A matter of course for Pfizer, as diversity, fairness and inclusion have always been enshrined in company guidelines and practice.

With early diagnosis and treatment, people living with HIV can now live and work like other people. However, they still often experience stigma, prejudice or unnecessary fear of contact. Unfortunately, discrimination is still part of the daily lives of many HIV-positive people – even in professional life“, so Andrea Brunner, Executive Director of AIDS Help Vienna.Exclusion or fear of it outweighs the health consequences of the disease in many sufferers.

Declaration of non – discriminatory treatment

In order to call for greater solidarity, to promote a non-discriminatory working environment for HIV-positive people and to dispel prejudice around the subject of HIV, seven Austrian AIDS organizations have launched an initiative for respect and taken for granted in working life. under the slogan #positivework. In the middle is a statement. By signing, the 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, HIV is well controlled by medicine. With early diagnosis and treatment, infections may no longer result in limitations“, stressed Prof. Dr. Robin Rumler, CEO of Pfizer Corporation Austria. “In this regard, it was a logical step for us to sign the #positivework statement. This is how we show it: We want respectful cooperation in the workplace, where exclusion and stigma have no place. “.

Pfizer Fair Play

In the area of ​​social responsibility, Pfizer wants to offer its employees the best possible prospects for professional and personal development and a friendly environment. To this end, the “Fair Play” team was set up more than ten years ago, focusing on inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities. It operates across departments and locations and ensures that society is constantly evolving in these areas.Our Fair Play team is constantly looking for improvements to ensure a work environment where respect is not just a buzzword is felt every day“, so Rumler.

With every new society we can get for #positivework, the contribution to raising HIV awareness and destigmatizing people living with HI increases. We are therefore very pleased that Pfizer also supports this important initiativehe says Andrea Brunner, Executive Director of the Vienna AIDS Help Center.

More information in the following video: #PositivArbeiten at Pfizer I Declaration on non-discriminatory access to HIV – YouTube or at: https://www.aids-hilfe.at/positivarbeiten/

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Pfizer currently employs approximately 500 people in two locations in Austria: a sales office in Vienna and a vaccine production site in Orth an der Donau. To learn 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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