February 11, 2015
In 2011 Sanofi Group acquired two businesses, Genzyme and Merial. In the same year, Sanofi Pharmaceutical Operations UK and Ireland were combined as a single operating unit. To connect both employees and the different CSR activities across three businesses and 13 locations, a new corporate and social responsibility strategy was launched in February 2012, ‘Sanofi Inspires’.
About the Sanofi Challenge
The Sanofi Challenge was the first element to be launched within the 'Sanofi Inspires' corporate social responsibility programme. Encouraging health, fitness and personal challenge, Sanofi offers employees, friends and their families the oppotunity to take part in "Sanofi Challenges" across the UK and Ireland in support of our corporate charity partners Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK and the Children's Medical & Research Foundation in Ireland.
To date, since its launch, over £200,000 has been raised for these worthwhile causes. In 2015 a number of "Super Sanofi Challenges" will be created, the first being announced in Febuary The Sanofi Surrey Classic Bike Ride on the 28th June and is supported by Chris Robshaw, the England Rugby Captain. More details can be found at http://www.surreyclassicbikeride.co.uk/
National Fitness Day
Sanofi is an official partner of National Fitness Day which takes place on the last Friday in September each year. It aims to become the biggest nationally celebrated fitness-focussed day of the year. Our third annual UK National Fitness Day which took place on the 27th September 2014 quadrupled the number of people taking part with over 30,000 people involved in it’s focal point, the ‘Empower Half Hour’ at 1pm. The day successfully helped raise further awareness for the event’s charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust and was a offered a gateway to our Sanofi Challenge programme for those that wanted to do more. For more information, please visit www.nationalfitnessday.com.
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