Our Code of Conduct
Every day at Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. This means being exemplary in how we do business and unlock our innovation potential - because when it comes to building trust, the actions we take and decisions we make speak louder than words.
Our Code of Conduct is our constitution, supporting each of us to maximize opportunities while minimizing risks; to make bold and ethical decisions that activate our purpose; and to keep our patients and customers at the heart of all we do.
Sanofi is committed to conducting business with honesty and integrity and creating an inclusive environment where people feel empowered and safe to Speak Up. We want to reassure you that you can raise concerns in good faith without fear of retaliation, even if those concerns turn out to be mistaken or unfounded. If it doesn't feel right, follow your instincts and Speak Up.
Speak Up is Sanofi's confidential reporting channel hosted by Convercent and is not part of the Sanofi website or intranet.
We will listen. We will look into it. We will follow a transparent process. We will have fair outcomes.
Ethics and Business integrity
Sanofi operates in more than 100 countries around the world and is committed to respect the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its business conduct. Embedding ethical values into our day-to-day activities is essential to preserve the trust of patients and communities, to safeguard our image and reputation and to protect Sanofi employees. To sustain our commitment, we have implemented a robust governance. We have established and enforced clear rules in accordance with the legal framework in each country where we operate. A rigorous internal control framework is also implemented to prevent violations of internal rules.
We employ more than 91,000 people in many countries and work with a large number of suppliers and subcontractors. This gives us a duty to respect the human rights of workers both in our own operations and in our supply chain.
Patient safety always comes first
We do everything we can to guarantee quality at each phase of a product’s life cycle.
Medical Ethics and Bioethics
Our Bioethics Committee, chaired by our Chief Medical Officer, ensures we make progress through responsible practices in research and clinical development. It reviews bioethical standards and working practices in R&D for consistency and transparency, and determines relevant policy positions.
Our centralized Procurement team acts on behalf of all Sanofi entities, following a policy based on economic, ethical, environmental, and social principles. We’re an active member of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative, which aims to improve supplier practices through common standards, support, training, and audits. This helps us deliver on our commitments to society.
Our transparency commitments
Animals in research and testing
Our Integrated Research and Testing Strategy reflects our belief that the responsible use of animals in research and testing is essential and extends beyond regulatory requirements. Since 2013, we have reduced our use of animals in research and production by 45%.