Sanofi Espoir Foundation: 30 projects in favor of 23 countries, prizewinner for the fourth round of the “Carrying Out Projects Here and Abroad” program

December 13, 2010

Founded officially on October 2, 2010, the Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation, has for mission to contribute to reducing health inequalities, particularly among the most needy, by focusing on key issues in prevention, training and access to care.

The Foundation operates in 3 main areas to enhance the value of the skills and programs developed in recent years, and also to foster social innovation:

  • responding to crisis situations and humanitarian emergencies,
  • supporting international solidarity programs with a strong potential for socially impacting recipient communities,
  • strengthening the mobilization of human potential, especially the various forms of Group employee involvement.

To strengthen employees involvement, the sanofi Espoir Foundation launched in July 2010, its 4th call for internal and international projects "Carrying Out Projects Here and Abroad” to reward the personal support and commitment of the Group's employees.

This time, 89 candidatures were received from employees from 17 countries. Projects had to be dedicated to improving the health of the most vulnerable populations, especially children.

Following an initial selection, the jury composed of social responsibility experts: internal people (CSR, Access to Medicine and sanofi pasteur humanitarian partnership Department) and external people (Admical, IMS Entreprendre pour la cité and Be-Linked) met on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 and chose the 30 projects that met the requisite criteria - utility for the beneficiaries, sustainability, feasibility and representative of the personal involvement of the employees.

Each of the 30 winning projects received a €5,000 booster to support its roll-out to people in 23 countries: Armenia, Benin, Byelorussia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroun, China, Congo, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Palestine, Paraguay, Salvador, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Many thanks to all the affiliates and sites which relayed this call for projects and to all the participants, for their involvement in solidarity projects.