The Sanofi Espoir Foundation wins the Grand Oscar in Corporate Philanthropy in 2014

July 2nd, 2014

The Grand Oscar in Corporate Philanthropy in 2014 was awarded by a unanimous jury to the Sanofi Espoir Foundation from among 55 contenders at the official ceremony held at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris on July 1, 2014.

The panel recognized Sanofi Espoir Foundation for its commitment and contributions in reducing health inequality. This includes its actions that respond to the essential issues of prevention, training and access to care in order to benefit the most deprived populations in countries with few resources as well as those living in France.

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation wins the Grand Oscar in Corporate Philanthropy in 2014
Patricia Barbizet, CEO of Artemis and Chair of the judging panel & The Sanofi Espoir Foundation's Team

Since they began in 1980, the Oscars in Philanthropy have rewarded the most exemplary, sustainable, creative and ethical philanthropic policies. They are organized every two years by the ADMICAL, an association created in 1979 to support and represent all actors involved in corporate philanthropy. The Oscars are intended to highlight the best models for demonstrating commitment to the general interest and to show recognition to deserving philanthropic organizations.

We first won an Oscar in Philanthropy in 1998. Once again, we feel happy and proud of this recognition from our peers. On behalf of my team, I would like to thank the jury members for their vote that rewards our long-term, demanding and innovative commitment over more than 20 years, which has grown and evolved to meet human needs that are insufficiently satisfied. With all our partners, our aim is to make the right to healthcare far more widely shared by the very poor in a world where inequalities are tending to widen. This Grand Oscar in Corporate Philanthropy 2014 is an incentive for the Foundation team, for Sanofi, and for all the people and partners involved to continue innovating in order to reduce inequalities in healthcare by bringing direct benefits to the most vulnerable communities, and over the longer-term to public health policies themselves.

Caty Forget, Managing Director of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation