The certification was no small feat, requiring the completion of a rigorous, evidenced-based questionnaire and a detailed evaluation by McKinsey & Company, Mercer, and Willis Towers Watson. Among the various types of certifications offered - Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum - Sanofi Canada has been awarded the Gold certification.
Inclusion as a Core Corporate Value
The foundations for gender parity were already in place at Sanofi, with inclusion and diversity at the core of how we operate. As an organization, we recognize the benefits in the workplace, and strive to foster an environment where differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of patients.
The certification is made possible by Women in Governance, a not-for-profit organization founded to empower women in their roles as employees and leaders in their quest towards excellence. Their objective is to close the gender gap in the workplace and achieve parity at every level and department of an organization.
- More information on Women in Governance is available at www.womeningovernance.org
Parity as a Key Corporate Objective
The next steps for Sanofi Canada: using this first recognition to inspire our team to seek an even higher level of certification, the highly-coveted Platinum level. As such, we will continue to support and empower every member of our organization to embrace an inclusive culture from coast to coast. It’s a priority that extends beyond Canada’s borders for our company. Globally, Sanofi has committed to achieving a balance between men and women at the top of the organization among our 1,900 leaders by 2025. Our approach is based on a culture of inclusion and diversity and an environment that guarantees equal opportunities for the benefit of all.
Whether it’s solely in Canada, or at Sanofi sites around the world, we know that gender balance is a real force for attracting, developing and retaining talent. It drives our innovation and helps us better imagine the solutions of tomorrow, as we work together to understand and solve the healthcare needs of people in Canada and around the world.