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Gender balance

The promotion of gender equality lies at the core of Sanofi's strategy.

In 2015, we continued to uphold our commitment to promote gender equality at Sanofi. As of December 31, 2015, 45.5% of the Company’s workforce and 40.3% of managers were female.

Since 2014, the Global Gender Balance network has operated through correspondents across all of Sanofi's regions and functions worldwide and helped implement local initiatives to promote gender balance and equality at work. The network is administered by seven members, three of whom also sit on the Executive Committee.

Several initiatives to promote gender balance and equality at work were introduced in 2015 for various countries and activities. For example support for organizations that promote gender balance like the the Women’s Forums, International Women’s Day celebrated in over 35 countries with a variety of initiatives, conferences and debates on the topic of gender balance with members of the Executive Committee and/or the Board of Directors, a new mentoring program.



Sanofi continues its commitment to employing people with disabilities, placing a particular emphasis on the following goals, while ensuring respect for local cultures and compliance with local regulations:

  • priority support for employees with disabilities to ensure that they retain their jobs
  • depending on the activity, the continued integration of employees with disabilities, regardless of the nature of their disability
  • improved information and communication, as well as ongoing efforts to raise awareness about disabilities
  • continued relations with specialized centers and disability-friendly structures
  • ongoing actions to improve accessibility to buildings and information

Other measures to promote diversity and equal opportunity

Sanofi has initiated projects to promote equal opportunity, prevent discrimination and foster a culture that is inclusive of all employees. Some noteworthy initiatives:

  • the diversity policy specific to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals, which was put in place two years ago and aims to challenge stereotypes about sexual minorities, was recognized at the 2015 Diversity Awards in Paris
  • the integration of young people of all origins into the working world is an important issue for the future, and we are developing partnerships to meet this challenge, internships, apprenticeships, work-study programs and International Corporate Volunteer Program (VIE)
  • employees taking part in sponsorship initiatives focused on equal opportunity
  • employees taking part Employee Resource Groups focusing on various topics such as Generation Y, and caregivers
  • animation of a global network: identify countries priorities, implement local actions (helped by headquarters), share best practices
  • empower employees through trainings on Bias and stereotypes

Enfants de Sanofi

In 2015, 83 children with special needs in 24 countries received assistance for healthcare needs, education or family aid through Enfants de Sanofi, a non-for-profit association aimed at helping employees’ children in need. The program has assisted nearly 2,800 families and over 3,000 children in 75 countries.


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