Our Inclusive Culture
At Sanofi, diversity, equity and inclusion aren’t just words. They’re part of our foundation. We want to reﬂect the diversity of our communities, unleashing our best selves every day to transform the practice of medicine. Our first DE&I Impact Report serves as both a moment of reflection on the progress we’ve made, as well as a catalyst for achieving greater impact, which our patients, customers, communities, stakeholders, and the broader healthcare community at large depend on.
Inclusion Reimagined 2023
On November 1-2 we hosted our first-ever Trust, Inclusion and Equity (TIE) Summit where we explored brave new pathways to drive greater inclusion and build equity within our healthcare systems. We all know about the disparities that currently exist in accessing healthcare, treatment quality and outcomes. We’re also aware of the limited success that conventional approaches have had in solving them. Which is why over two days Sanofians, policymakers, clinicians and community leaders came together to discuss innovative solutions that reimagine every aspect of how we provide healthcare in the hope of doing it better. As part of the summit we created a Communiqué, summarizing the key themes and ideas discussed and acting as a reference point for action.
A Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Workplace
Sanofi respects the diversity of its people and works to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be their true selves. Its employees represent the variety of Sanofi’s patients, customers and partners, which builds a better understanding of needs and forges stronger connections with the communities we serve. Sanofi people dare to be themselves and to celebrate their differences, be it race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; or veteran or military status, in an environment that helps them achieve their full potential.
“I am resolute in our organization's ability to achieve its ambitious goal to chase the miracles of science to improve people's lives while accelerating Sanofi's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion momentum.”
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, North America and Global Specialty Care, People & Culture
Transcending the Mask
Amelia Conway, Digital Data Change Leader
My name is Amelia. I’m a project manager, programmer, singer, cook, and poet. I also happen to be a trans woman. This is my story of how I managed to face my fears and embrace who I knew myself to be.
Bringing Visibility to the Invisible
Nancy Kennedy, Head of Trade Customer Support
Everyone, at some point, confronts a personal challenge or weakness that has the potential to hold them back. Nancy Kennedy shares her story in the hope of inspiring others.
Inclusion Cafe Podcast #1 Black Lives Matter
A series of open conversations between employees on race, mental health, sexual orientation, disability, and more to break down the walls on the inside to better help those we serve on the outside.
Employee Resource Groups
Sanofi Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) tap into the richness of our diversity and offer employees a forum in which to exchange ideas, network and gain exposure to diverse backgrounds and varied lived experiences.
Diversity in Clinical Trials
Sanofi is working to address current challenges in the recruitment of individuals from diverse populations to clinical trials, such as using broader participant eligibility criteria. Our clinical studies are designed to identify the patient population that may benefit the most from the investigational drug. To that end, we do not exclude participants based on minority status, gender, sexual orientation or age. In addition, although comorbidities can bring increased risk to trial participants, we have been making our trials more inclusive by not excluding patients with comorbidities wherever we can. We are also actively working to both enhance the selection of trial sites to include more diverse population-dense communities and to involve more diverse investigators with the goal of further increasing minority participation in our trials.
In sum, Sanofi believes that to improve both social equity and human health, we should continue to increase the participation of diverse populations in clinical trials by identifying barriers to recruitment, enrollment and retention, and employing strategies that encourage participants from these diverse populations.
To learn more about Sanofi’s efforts and recognitions in promoting diversity in clinical trials, click here.
Clinical Trials Can Make Anyone a Hero
"I am an accidental hero. Because of a choice I made years ago, I have saved lives."
Raolat Abdulai, MD
Clinical Research Director at Sanofi
Commitment to Supplier Diversity
Supplier diversity is an integrated business practice to proactively procure products and services from diverse and small businesses that mirror the diversity of the various communities where Sanofi operates. It is reflective of our workforce, patients, customers and supplier base.