CSR is a key asset of our strategy and has always played a fundamental role within our business by enhancing our ability to deliver our strategic objectives.
Our CSR agenda focuses on the four key areas: Ethics and Transparency, Access to Healthcare for the Underserved, Engage with Communities, and Healthy Planet.
We are committed to improving the way we conduct our operations while contributing to addressing global challenges and creating sustainable shared value.
Awareness Program on Type 1 diabetes in school children
KiDS is an international collaborative project of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and multiple partners, including Sanofi. The KiDS project aims to foster a safe and supportive school environment for children with diabetes. The objective is to prevent discrimination while raising awareness about diabetes and the benefits of healthy eating habits and physical activity among school children.
In 2021, Sanofi and National Education Foundation (NEF) jointly held awareness sessions in Muzaffarabad, AJK as part of their collaboration on the global educational program KiDS and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS)
64 faculty members and 145 students in Muzaffarabad were trained on the signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle from an early age.
Sanofi received overwhelming response from the teachers who benefitted immensely from a comprehensive training which focused on Type 1 diabetes management in schools and the role of teachers in providing a strong support system to children with diabetes.
Brining hope to rare disease patients
Sanofi’s commitment to patients extends beyond developing therapies.
Sanofi Genzyme’s Humanitarian Programs provide several of its therapies free to people for whom treatment may be financially or logistically beyond their means, and who qualify. Our Rare Humanitarian Program is the first humanitarian initiative of its kind for people with Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD) – a group of rare genetic conditions caused by enzyme deficiencies.
Between 1997 and end of 2021, 20 patients of LSDs in Pakistan have benefitted from our ongoing global humanitarian program. Of the 20, 17 patients are of Gaucher disease, 2 patients of Pompe disease and 1 patient of MPS 1 who was onboarded in June 2021.
Gut Health Classroom
The gut is often called the “second brain” because it is intricately linked with the nervous system. The gut influences mood, the immune system and brain function. Sanofi launched a robust awareness campaign in schools to impart education to children on gut health. Sanofi volunteers conducted engaging activities in 40 schools across 5 cities in Pakistan, engaging 1,000 children on this important health topic.
Donation for the Nation
Sanofi Pakistan conducts annual blood drive in collaboration with the Indus Hospital Blood Center. The annual event gives employees an opportunity to donate blood and make a contribution to the wellbeing of fellow countrymen/women.
Indus Hospital Blood Donation Center and Sanofi Pakistan jointly organized a blood donation drive in December 2021, at Sanofi Pakistan’s Head Office.
17 employees donated blood at the camp, each saving 3 lives.