Supporting Local Communities in the UK

Sanofi in the UK is committed to contributing to local communities as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Through volunteer activities and charitable donations we fulfil this pledge.


We support various local charities throughout the year and all Sanofians are given two volunteering days. One day is designated for the individual to help a charity of their choice. The other day is focused on working as a team to support a nominated local charity.

SATRO mentoring programme

Since 2017, we have collaborated with SATRO, an educational charity. They provide school children with inspirational workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our latest programme, started in 2020 in one school in Reading, allows mentors from Sanofi to share experiences and expertise with the students.

Charitable donations

We also offer our employees the ‘Pennies from Heaven’ scheme. It is a simple, easy, and effective way to make a difference to our nominated charities. It is the largest micro giving scheme for employees in the UK. Employees who opt in automatically donate the extra pennies on their monthly salary to these charities.

Examples of charitable donations

Berkshire Community Foundation

In January 2021 we entered into a collaboration with Berkshire Community Foundation to promote the health and wellbeing of people in Reading. Through the foundation our first donation goes to Parents And Children Together (PACT), an award-winning Reading-based adoption and family support charity. PACT builds and strengthens hundreds of families every year through community projects in Reading. Their flagship project is Alana House, a women’s community project, that supports women who have multiple disadvantages such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, homelessness, and mental health issues.

Our contribution will also go towards funding Berkshire Community Foundation’s core activities, including fundraising and supporting their local charities and volunteer groups that provides crucial social services and address vital community needs across Berkshire.

Giving Tree

In the spirit of the winter holiday season, we again in 2023 supported KidsOut, a charity that supports children who have escaped domestic violence. Through their Giving Tree initiative we, employees of Sanofi, donated new toys for children in local refuge homes.

Local communities we support

Charity requesting donation

If you represent a local or national charitable organisation in the UK and wish to request support from Sanofi for an activity or project, please submit your request below.


Who may request support?
- Charitable organisations registered in the UK.

When will my request be reviewed?
- It will be reviewed by the CSR Committee which sits each month.

When can I expect a receipt for my request?
- Your request will be acknowledged within 5 working days.

Will I need to provide additional information?
- Yes, further information will be required ahead of confirming the donation.

How long does the approval process take?
- The total approval time is likely to be around 8-12 weeks.

Contact the Sanofi CSR team

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