Fifty years ago this month, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, the modern movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality was launched in an act of defiance by a group of people who had long been marginalized because of who they are or who they love. During this month of LGBT Pride parades, celebrations and commemorations, our teams around the world walked and talked to show their commitment to diversity and justice. At Sanofi we are committed to a culture where everyone feels included and valued and can bring their whole and best selves to work. Inclusion and diversity is critical in our business. It gives us a deeper and richer understanding of the patients we serve around the world. The fact that we are still talking about it, however, means there is still work to be done.
Pride Sweeps Through Sanofi
Boston Pride Parade, United States
Around 30 people from Sanofi took part on June 8 in Boston Pride Parade. One of those taking part was Suncére Hernandez, Area Business Manager, Multiple Sclerosis, who shares her own story. “At an early age, one of my children shared with me they that they identify as being a part of the LGBT community. For some parents, this may have been a challenge but for me it has never felt like one. One of my children was there with us at the parade and I couldn’t have been more proud of our family, of our company, and all those who helped in making this dream a reality.”
Latin America Celebrates Pride
France Promotes Awareness
What is Sanofi doing to promote LGBT inclusion?
At Sanofi, embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive atmosphere are the backbone of our culture; it is an inherent part of our core values.
Partnering with the UN
In February 2019 we signed a partnership with the United Nations LGBT Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People that defines fives standards of conduct that we will adopt.