Pfizer Green Packaging

Pfizer

Pfizer is dedicated to collaborating across their supply chain to reduce the environmental footprint of their packaging throughout its lifecycle. To do so, they leverage innovative and functional packaging materials, designs and systems that minimize their impact on the environment, provide benefits to their patients, and reduce costs. Notable actions Pfizer is undertaking to meet their product packaging goals include:

  1. Establishing Green Packaging Design Guidelines to assist in the development or modification of a package to reduce its environmental impact;
  2. Forming a Sustainable Packaging Team, which works with brand managers and packaging designers to advance sustainable packaging throughout the company;
  3. 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
  4. Significantly reducing the size of the product packaging for Pfizer brand Lipitor® to minimize materials used and avoid unnecessary waste.
Keywords: 
sustainability; design; dematerialization; takeback; alternative materials; final manufacturing; packaging; logistics
Metrics: 
Percent of packaging returned; Percent change in packaging