Sanofi Consumer Healthcare’s B Corp Journey

What is a B Corp? 

B Corp is an international certification awarded to for-profit companies who achieve high standards of social & environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It is one of the most well-respected – not to mention difficult – certifications for a company to earn. And a big step on our journey to contribute towards a healthier planet and a healthier society. B Corp measures what matters using the B Impact Assessment tool which covers five major areas: governance, workers, environment, customers and community. 

Becoming B Corp certified in Sanofi Consumer Healthcare North America, Germany, Italy and Hispanic Latin America means we’re part of a global community that’s transforming business into a force for good.

B Corp certification demonstrates our brands’ commitment to better health

As a brand-led Consumer Healthcare company, we’re working to build a healthier future by helping people take care of themselves through our consumer-inspired, science-based products. 

This certification recognizes our commitment to increase our business and products’ positive impact on both people and the planet. To learn more about our sustainability strategy and concrete actions.

Our B Corp journey

We’re incredibly proud that in July 2023, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare North America became the first large Consumer Healthcare business to become a certified B Corp. 

In early 2024, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare announced three more B Corp certifications independently in: Italy, Germany and Hispanic Latin America. 

We are working towards certifying all Sanofi Consumer Healthcare entities globally as the B Corp assessment now forms an integral part of our business transformation roadmap.  

B Corp certification is not an end goal in itself, but a milestone on our journey of continuous improvement to contribute towards a healthier planet and healthier society.

Where Sanofi Consumer Healthcare has achieved B Corp certification

The Five Pillars of the B Impact Assessment  

The B Impact Assessment is a credible tool a company can use to measure its impact across five key areas:

Governance 

Transparency & accountability to stakeholders

B Corps must achieve a verified score of 80 points or over on the B Impact Assessment and the certification must be renewed every three years.

Progress we’re proud of as part of our B Corp journey

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Italy achieved 52% representation of women in senior leadership roles, as part of the global goal to reach 50/50 gender parity in senior leadership positions by 2025. Italy obtained the Gender Equality Certification in 2023.

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Germany has been providing support for young people and senior citizens by partnering with German Red Cross in Hessen, including organizing activities and preparing meals. In 2023, the team supported the work of several local Tafel association branches by sorting and handing out food to people experiencing poverty.

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Hispanic Latin America is committed to providing communities across the region with better access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation services. Probiotic brand Enterogermina has partnered with charities and NGOs including Save the Children, Yanapaqui, and Glasswing on several initiatives, including the donation of water filters and awareness campaigns focusing on personal hygiene and the importance of hand washing. 

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare North America is committed to accelerating a Waste-Free Future. Its Allegra and Xyzal brands are working to remove packaging waste, eliminating the plastic windows on packaging to ensure the cartons are plastic-free and fully recyclable. This will eliminate 3.7 metric tons of plastic on an annual basis.