Sanofi Continues its Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Support for New Jersey Non-Profit Organizations

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Sanofi Continues its Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Support for New Jersey Non-Profit Organizations

-- $100,000 donated to Area Non-Profits --
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Hyacinth AIDS Foundation receives $15,000 from the Sanofi Foundation for North America at the 2016 Sanofi in Our Communities event. The organization will use the funds for psychosocial supportive services to link and retain people living with HIV/AIDS in care who are newly diagnosed or have unmet need for HIV care. Pictured are members of the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, members of the Sanofi PRIDE Connect Employee Resource Group, along with Sanofi executives representing Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion.

Ophra Rebiere, MD, vice president, Sanofi head of Corporate Social Responsibility, highlights Sanofi’s focus on local community engagement at the at the 2016 Sanofi in Our Communities event.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Sanofi Foundation for North America

CONTENT: Press Release

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sanofi announced today its donation of $100,000 to select non-profit organizations serving New Jersey communities at the second annual Sanofi in Our Communities, Celebrating Diversity (SOCCD) event. The program highlighted the immense diversity and talents within Sanofi’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and the company’s sustained commitment to supporting community initiatives. Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care.

Led by Sanofi North America Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Sanofi Foundation of North America, SOCCD is an opportunity to commend the positive impact generated by select New Jersey-based non-profit organizations and to acknowledge the important work of the company’s ERGs.

The Foundation allotted each of the ERGs a total of $10,000 to fund up-to-two non-profit organizations. Selections were based on the priorities of each ERG, community needs, and how organizations addressed those needs in New Jersey. The SOCCD event is held in October to recognize National Diversity Awareness Month.

“Community support is a priority for our company, as evidenced by the relationships we’ve cultivated in New Jersey, home to our U.S. headquarters,” said Ophra Rebiere, MD, vice president, Sanofi head of Corporate Social Responsibility. “As a responsible corporate citizen and neighbor, we have a particular focus on programs that reach New Jersey residents in need. I’m inspired and proud of the work these organizations and our Employee Resource Groups do to model diversity and inclusion.” 

Sanofi’s ERGs tap into a wealth of corporate diversity and offer a forum for employees to exchange ideas, network and gain exposure to different aspects of the organization. Company-supported, executive-sponsored, and employee-managed, ERGs enrich Sanofi by enhancing career development through personal and professional growth.

The SOCCD reception was held at Sanofi U.S. Headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J., and was attended by representatives from the non-profit recipient organizations, the North America CSR team, the Diversity & Inclusion Council, Sanofi leadership and the company ERGs, including ADVANCE (Alliance for DiVersificAtion, iNClusion and Enrichment), CancerConnect, CareGIVE, DiabetesConnect, MILL (Millennials Influencing Learning & Leadership), ParentsConnect, PRIDE Connect, V.E.T.S., and WISE (Women Inspiring Sanofi Excellence). Please see below for additional details about the ERGs and the non-profits they supported.

Funding awarded at this year’s event will aid the following non-profit organizations in New Jersey:

Sanofi Employee Resource Group  Non-profit Recipient
ADVANCE – ADVANCE (Alliance for DiVersificAtion, iNClusion and Enrichment) is aimed at celebrating and enhancing employee diversity throughout all levels of the organization while bringing Sanofi closer to our diverse customer base and increasing our understanding of diverse communities, patients and healthcare providers. National Kidney Foundation:  Support the transplant workshop, "What You Need to Know about Kidney Transplantation" to provide patient and caregiver education to understand the process and obstacles they will face in the transplant process.
ADVANCE – ADVANCE (Alliance for DiVersificAtion, iNClusion and Enrichment) is aimed at celebrating and enhancing employee diversity throughout all levels of the organization while bringing Sanofi closer to our diverse customer base and increasing our understanding of diverse communities, patients and healthcare providers. Sheltered Yoga:  General operating support to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed emotional and behavioral health and wellness curriculum to shelters, alternative and public schools, transitional housing, foster homes and outreach programs.
CancerConnect – Sanofi has a variety of resources that can help employees cope with cancer and make informed decisions for themselves and loved ones. CancerConnect utilizes resources including knowledgeable colleagues, relationships with advocacy and community groups, and a helpful information and support system. Camp Quality NJ:  General operating support to help fund summer camp programs and other activities throughout the year for children with cancer.
CareGIVE – CareGIVE provides information, ideas and a comprehensive support system for employees who are caregivers or actively support someone who is a caregiver. This ERG works through a wide range of challenges in providing suitable care for loved ones including aging populations, physical disabilities and mental health caregiving. VNA of Somerset Hills:  Hospice care to provide patients with a team of health care professionals that provide expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support, tailored to patient needs.  Funding will also support their adult daycare program.
DiabetesConnect – DiabetesConnect is for employees who have been diagnosed with diabetes, care for someone with diabetes or just want to learn more. DiabetesConnect builds a network providing resources needed to answer questions, offer support, and work together to be a better informed community. As a company strongly committed to the well-being of our employees, Sanofi US has countless resources that can help anyone affected by diabetes. Camp Nejeda:  Our funding helped to support Camp Nejeda's summer residential programs for children with Type 1 diabetes.
MILL – MILL, which stands for Millennials Influencing Learning & Leadership, aims to grow a network of new talent within the Sanofi community, as well as to raise awareness and bring to light the value that generational differences play within the workplace. NJ SEEDS:  Young Scholars Program to provide Health Sessions to students on topics such as nutrition, exercise and stress management.
ParentsConnect – ParentsConnect is for working parents and guardians to provide a support network and resources at any stage of parenting, including a focus on parents of children with special needs. Deirdre’s House:  Individual and family clinical counseling program that provides individual, group and family counseling to child victims, non-offending caregiver (NOC’s), and survivors of abuse.
PRIDE Connect envisions a positive and inclusive environment for all Sanofi employees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, networking and workplace collaboration. Garden State Equality Education Fund:  Addressing the health and housing concerns of LGBT seniors with the new program Pledge and Protect.
PRIDE Connect envisions a positive and inclusive environment for all Sanofi employees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, networking and workplace collaboration. Hyacinth AIDS Foundation:  Psychosocial supportive services to link and retain people living with HIV/AIDS in care who are newly diagnosed or have unmet need for HIV care.
V.E.T.S. – V.E.T.S. provides a network of resources and support for veterans and members of military families, as well as guidance and insight on our recruitment practices for veterans. Rutgers University Foundation:  Vets4Warriors call center support program offered to all Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard Service Members, Veterans and their families.
Women Inspiring Sanofi Excellence (WISE) – WISE develops leaders and furthers their advancement and impact through opportunities focused on skill development and techniques for personal and professional growth. Sanofi gains from the diversity of thought, agility, and leadership that WISE fosters through its commitment to continuous learning, growth and development through the organization. Dress for Success: The Foundations of Success Workshops provide opportunities for women to develop professional and personal effectiveness through exercises designed to address foundational, internal barriers.

 

   

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