Healthy planet

Building sustainability for a healthy planet

Environmental management is a key consideration for Sanofi. We minimize the potential environmental impacts of the business through an environmental sustainability program, Planet Mobilization, which covers the entire lifecycle of products, from the raw materials used in production to their use and disposal by patients.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our age and has an enormous impact on people’s lives and health. The rise in the earth’s temperature can lead to extreme weather conditions, food shortages, difficulties in accessing drinking water and increased air pollution, as well as creating conditions for the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria or an increase in pollen-related allergies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2030 and 2050 climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths each year. Carbon neutrality is a critical strategy to limit the consequences of global warming and the further buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Today, we aim to minimize the potential environmental impacts of our business by aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050, improving the environmental profile of our products, and limiting our environmental footprint and adopting circular solutions.

By promoting an environmental culture across our sites worldwide, we are striving to raise awareness and engage our employees to actively participate. We also work with suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact to create more sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

4 ambitious objectives to illustrate a bold ambition

  1. 100% blister-free
    vaccines by 2027
  2. 100% eco-design
    for all our new products by 2025
  3. 100% renewable electricity
    on all sites by 2030
  4. 100% carbon neutral
    car fleet in 2030

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Sanofi aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% resulting from on-site energy and by 14% those linked to our value chain by 2030 (vs 2019). These objectives are validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), a scientific recognition of our contribution to limit global warming.

100% renewable electricity

In 2020, Sanofi joined the RE100 initiative to source 100% renewable electricity across all our global operations by 2030. Promoting the use of renewable energies and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions are part of our strategy towards our overall goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Since January 2021, all French sites have been powered with 100% renewable electricity. This first step is decisive in achieving 100% renewable electricity sourcing by 2030. Half of our electricity supplied on our sites worldwide is now renewable.

Committed to a healthy planet

Water stewardship and climate change mitigation are part of our environmental sustainability program #PlanetMobilization.
We are proud to have gained a place on the CDP’s prestigious “A List” for our role in protecting water resources.

We have also obtained an A- for our reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change, and for transparency in our reporting practices, reaffirming our leadership position among the companies evaluated.

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