Beyond the work place

Building an inclusive work place

We are reinforcing our social impact strategy with our people and the communities we serve by ensuring diversity at all levels of the company. We want to build an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their best selves to work, while fostering inclusion and sustainability in the local ecosystems in which we work and serving our communities through volunteering. We are embedding our commitment to society in our leaders’ career development paths to strengthen the social impact of their decisions.

Senior leadership to reflect society by 2025

We have put in place a diversity and inclusion policy, convinced by the benefits it triggers for the company and the patients it serves: increased innovation and creativity, stronger performance, better quality of life at work and improved well-being for our teams.

We aim to achieve gender parity in our senior leadership population by 2025, with 40% women at the executive level. These targets are included in the performance criteria that determines the annual variable compensation of our Executive Committee.

To achieve this ambition, we have established a Gender Council whose members support regional networks around the world and sponsor initiatives to promote gender parity in the company.

Strengthen engagement in our communities

We will support the local ecosystems where we operate to make them more inclusive and sustainable by working with local stakeholders (local authorities, associations, local residents, etc.).

Since 2018, Sanofi has developed a territorial footprint methodology on six representative pilot sites in France and the US: production sites (Aramon, Swiftwater, Vitry-sur-Seine); R&D site (Chilly-Mazarin); and tertiary sites (Gentilly, Bordeaux-Bègles).

The territorial footprint measures the environmental, social, and economic impact of a site’s activity and provides insights into how we can work with the local community to address the challenges identified.

The evaluation of the territorial footprint is based on 20 indicators of environmental, social, and economic impacts (direct and indirect).

Economic, environmental and social footprint at local level

Discover the guide to drive the approach locally and the factsheet

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Serving communities through volunteering

We support the social and economic development of the communities where we work through partnerships with local stakeholders, engaging with underserved populations and pursuing initiatives to inspire the next generation.

Through global and local initiatives our employees support access to health and improve quality of life for disadvantaged populations.

  • In China, Sanofi employees volunteered in “The Guangzhou Golden Ribbon’s Project”, animating sessions on Chinese traditions and arts and crafts in hospital for children with cancer.

Our employees also provide support for careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

  • For many years in Waterford, Ireland, Sanofi volunteers have provided mentoring and encouragement to students wishing to pursue studies in STEM, and partnering with the NGO Junior Achievement during Math’s Week.

Employee volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, Sanofi volunteers worldwide organized fundraising and collections to support local populations in need. In some countries, Sanofi employees who are also licensed medical professionals, volunteered in community hospitals, providing relief organization or supporting testing efforts.

  • During lockdown in France, employees from support functions offered support at industrial sites, keeping operations moving at full capacity.
  • Employees from Sanofi Czech Republic & Slovakia joined the project, “A Tree of Fulfilled Wishes”, to collect funds for six NGOs.
  • Sanofi Italy launched its campaign #NoiCiSiamo (We are here), which saw 2000 employees donate one hour or more of their time on a voluntary basis. The funds collected were donated to the National Civil Protection.
  • The Sanofi US project, “Discovery Education STEM Careers Coalition-Covid-19 Initiative”, brought together Sanofi’s scientists to make short videos discussing problem-solving, innovation and the challenges presented by COVID-19. The videos were made available to teachers and students across the US and Canada during lockdown. COVID-19 SOLUTION SEEKER – Director of Clinical Development, Sanofi

Sanofi global volunteering 2020 at a glance

  1. 8,130
    Employee volunteers
  2. 115,500
  3. 24,400
    Volunteer hours
  4. 53

Countries : Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zeland, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, South Africa, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, US, Vietnam