Pfizer UK, based in Tadworth, were announced as “Winner of the Social Value Recognition Awards” at a #WeAreSurrey event, in recognition of their skills based employee volunteering.
Pfizer offers all its staff 5 employee volunteer days each year. As well as participating in team volunteer days, staff from Pfizer have been using their skills to help local charities. Age Concern Merstham Redhill and Reigate received assistance to create a new website. The support included training in how to update and maintain the website making it a sustainable asset for the charity. Pfizer has also worked with a group of five local charities, including VARB, to create a joint marketing campaign for Christmas donations. The Marketing team shared tips on using social media and helped achieve local press coverage resulting in increased donations of gifts and food.
By using their particular skills and professional experience to assist charities, Pfizer have added significant value; providing expertise that the charities would struggle to afford.