For Sanofi Genzyme, diversity means far more than being an equal opportunity employer. Of course, establishing policies and creating an environment that welcome all types of people into the company is a high priority. But we are also, more broadly, defined by diversity: we serve patients in more than 100 countries worldwide with a wide range of medical needs. Thus it's critical to our business objectives that our employees can understand and address the varying health care and cultural needs of our many patient populations.
Sanofi Genzyme believes that attracting and developing employees – and working with external partners – that represent the diversity of our patients, strengthens our organization and our competitive position. By tapping into the unique talents of a varied pool of individuals, we can foster the kind of collaboration and innovation that yield truly exceptional work.
How does Sanofi Genzyme achieve our vision of a diverse business and culture? By integrating inclusive values and policies into all aspects of our daily operations. This approach is not limited to employment practices: we have a supplier diversity program to promote business relationships with quality-driven minority-owned vendors, and we actively seek out other kinds of business partners who align with Sanofi Genzyme's mission. We also encourage employees to experience and participate in the diversity of their surrounding communities through a variety of volunteering and community relations programs.
Our inclusive recruiting strategy aims to source, attract, and promote high-performing talent from a broad range of people who share our values. Our ultimate goal is to identify the best individuals for every role, deliberately pursuing candidates who offer qualities that complement and expand on our existing strengths. To this end, recruiting tactics include:
- Posting job openings in print and online resources targeted at specific groups
- Encouraging and pursuing employee referrals
- Sponsoring or attending career fairs, networking events, and other opportunities to meet with qualified candidates
Our efforts do not end with recruiting and hiring. Sanofi Genzyme is committed to fostering respectful, inclusive attitudes and promoting employee development at all our offices and facilities. Leaders at all levels of the company encourage a richness of ideas and approaches, soliciting different points of view so that all staff can contribute to business outcomes.
The values of diversity and inclusion are also a core element of our leadership and organizational development practices. We offer educational programs and resources on a range of topics, such as:
- Sustaining a culture of inclusion: driving business results
- Leadership development through professional associations
- Maximizing business results within a multi-generational workplace
- Cross-cultural awareness and communication strategies
- Insights: Collaborating across different work styles to increase performance and productivity