|Industry||Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals|
|CEO||Christopher A. Viehbacher|
|Products||Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology|
- 1 About Sanofi
- 2 Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
- 3 Employment Policy
- 4 Education
- 5 Notable Activities
- 6 External Links
Sanofi has subsidiaries all over the world, in both established and emerging markets to ensure that individual needs are met locally. Furthermore, the company has 18,000 research staff working in over 20 R&D centers, spanning three continents, with its headquarters in Paris. The company is a global healthcare leader that focuses on patients’ needs. The company offers diverse medicines, vaccines and innovative therapeutic solutions. Moreover, it is actively engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of healthcare products Sanofi brings solutions for 7 growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
Sanofi’s involvement in the community is performed through cultivation of partnerships with several international and local health organizations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim is to improve health conditions and reduce the spread of diseases by fostering health solutions, which account for its involvement in the community. Moreover, Sanofi tries to foster cultural exchanges and to stimulate teamwork between people from different nationalities through its 16-year-long “Holiday Exchange” program. The program is provided to Sanofi employees’ children with the aim to become more culturally aware through exchanges in different countries.
As a global healthcare company operating in more than 100 countries with more than 110,000 employees, Sanofi benefits from a wide range of talent in its multicultural workforce. The corporation has adopted a Diversity Policy outlining the framework and principles governing non-discrimination, equal opportunity and respect for individuals. In addition, Sanofi strives for a male-female gender balance in the company; therefore 45.4% of its total workforce is represented by women.
International Internship Programs
On their corporate website, Sanofi has a section dedicated to international internships, research fellowships and job opportunities for young graduates or students which take place in Sanofi’s subsidiaries worldwide. In addition, the company has created an International Corporate Volunteer Program (VIE) for European graduates in which opportunities for young university graduates are offered in different locations worldwide.
Grants and Scholarships
Sanofi US funds high quality educational activities that have the potential to improve health outcomes and patient care. The Aventis Foundation’s support is aimed at science and higher education. It supports visiting professors as well as two scholarship programs for doctoral candidates and university lecturers. Supporting research projects in the fields of chemistry, biology and medicine is of special interest to the company.
Activities in the Field of Humanitarian Aid
Sanofi has launched a series of philanthropy projects in collaboration with local NGO’s worldwide; in collaboration with the International Union Against Cancer, the »My Child Matters« project was launched with the purpose of fighting childhood cancer. Furthermore, the company has delivered supplies to numerous areas affected by different natural catastrophes. Furthermore, Sanofi-Aventis is also dedicated to ensuring broader access to medicines through partnership with humanitarian aid and solidarity agencies in different countries. Sanofi tries to improve access to healthcare to the poorest countries. Therefore, the Access to Medicines (ATM) Department develops sustainable solutions to provide medicines at preferential prices for the most disadvantaged patients and to promote quality healthcare. Created in 2010, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is committed to reducing healthcare inequalities, particularly among the world’s poorest communities. The goal is to strengthen local expertise in prevention, training and access to care.
Supporting Music & Visual Arts
The Aventis Foundation supports a variety of projects in the area of art and culture as well as science and higher education. Sanofi has sponsored a variety of musical events and concerts, for instance the Music at Moorland, in which Sanofi US sponsored the open-air fundraising event for the Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey, the Sanofi-Aventis Jazzfest at Madison's Drew University in partnership with the New Jersey Jazz Society and others. Through the Aventis Foundation, Sanofi also aims to promote film and theatre. Moreover, Sanofi has commissioned some small artistic and visual arts projects such as the Gathering Place public art installation at Sanofi-Aventis' research and development center on Innovation Drive in Oro Valley.
Promoting Human and Civil Rights
In the field of Human Rights enforcement, the corporation has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2003. Their commitment is materialized in an annual Communication on Progress addressed to the UN Secretary-General, outlining the progress of the company in the areas of Human Rights. Sanofis’ Human Rights approach, reflected on the company’s “Code of Conduct” and the “Suppliers code of conduct”, is based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights endorsed by the United Nations in 2011. At the same time, Sanofi is a founding member of Entreprises pour les Droits de l’Homme (EDH); an initiative uniting highly motivated businesses that aim to increase respect for human rights through their activities. In addition, the corporation offers training sessions specifically adapted to the pharmaceutical industry with the purpose of raising awareness on this topic to senior executives. Sanofi is also a member of CSR Europe.