Photo: Coastal clean-up, Waterford, Ireland. ©E.Fohlen-Bambasi Prod
Beyond healthcare, we care for the planet by minimizing the environmental impacts of our products and activities while strengthening our resilience in the face of environmental changes.
Ahead of the UN climate change conference, the COP26 November 2021, we joined the Race to Zero initiative, a global commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
We’re pursuing these three goals:
Build the road to carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero by 2045
Limit our environmental footprint and adopt circular solutions
Improve environmental profile of our products
Climate change is one, if not the greatest, challenge of our age
It has an enormous impact on our lives and health. The rise in the earth’s temperature can lead to extreme weather conditions, food shortages, difficulties in accessing drinking water and increased air pollution, as well as creating favorable conditions for the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria or increasing pollen-related allergies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2030 and 2050 climate change will cause an estimated 250,000 additional deaths each year. To limit the consequences of global warming, the United Nations presents carbon neutrality as the solution to counterbalance the buildup of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere.
On the road to carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero by 2045
Today, nearly every industry around the world has one thing in common: We’re all racing towards net zero.
That’s why we're accelerating our commitments and transforming our climate ambition into action. And we're stepping up to lead by example internally, and externally with our partners.
How? By reducing emissions across our full value chain to the maximum, and then offset what cannot be reduced.
We’re transforming our ambitions into concrete actions
Engaging our global suppliers with ENERGIZE
We’re uniting with nine global pharmaceutical companies to support suppliers adopt 100% renewable electricity and reduce scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn will reduce our own scope 3 emissions.
Upping our climate efforts down under
We’re installing 1,500+ solar panels across our manufacturing campus in Brisbane, Australia. When completed, it will save approximately 720 tons of CO2 per year.
A bright future for our Aramon & Montpellier sites
Our French teams in Aramon and Montpellier are partnering with EDF Renewables to install new self-consumption ground-mounted solar power plants which will be running on renewable electricity in early 2023.
Evolutive vaccines facility in Singapore
Evolutive Vaccines Facilities (EVF) represent the future of vaccine manufacturing. Our new 100% electrified vaccine facility in Singapore will maximize energy recovery in all processes, replace gas-boilers with heat-pumps and source other green electricity.
Biodiversity and natural resources
Through our environmental sustainability program, we strive to ensure the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. That’s why we joined act4nature international.
Celebrating our teams’ commitment for the planet
The energy and creativity of our employees is driving new ways to make Sanofi’s sites and activities environmentally sustainable. We dedicate €3 Million each year to turn their ideas into actions and help reduce our environmental footprint.