Sanofi Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Straight Year

Sanofi Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Straight Year

One of seven pharma companies selected out of 60
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Sanofi Global

CONTENT: Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Numbers can be impressive, but they don’t always tell the whole story. For example, it’s the sixth consecutive year Sanofi has been named to the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), the first and most prestigious assessment of corporate social responsibility.  The deeper story includes the value of our CSR programs – and the people behind them – that contribute to our society.

“Being listed on the index is based on a yearly assessment and is never guaranteed,” said John Spinnato, Vice President, North America Corporate Social Responsibility. “This is yet another accomplishment in Sanofi’s CSR journey. Our employees should take pride in knowing that their CSR practices contributed to this recognition and are designed to make a positive difference to people and our planet.”

Although a detailed assessment of Sanofi’s scores is under way, we already know:

·        Sanofi was one of only seven pharmaceutical companies on the index out of 60 applicants from our industry. In total, the DJSI evaluates 2,500 companies from 57 different industry sectors.

·        We improved our scores on 14 of 24 corporate social responsibility topics over last year.

·        A global, cross-functional network of functional and business colleagues, including individuals from North America, assisted the CSR Excellence team in completing a detailed survey. This team provided responses to more than 100 questions from areas including strategy, finance, customer, product, governance, stakeholder engagement, supply chain, environment and human resources. 

Although we are included in the DJSI for 2012/2013, says John, Sanofi’s CSR colleagues strive for continuous improvement of our scores every year to remain a leader in the field.