Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Sanofi Canada has recently joined the growing number of corporate members that support Canadian women-owned businesses through their supplier diversity programs and Corporate Membership with WBE Canada.
Headquartered in Paris, France, Sanofi is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to healthcare solutions from prevention to treatment. Sanofi Canada, based in Toronto, ON, has more than 2000 employees dedicated to making a difference in patients’ daily lives through research, development, manufacturing and distribution of Sanofi products to Canadians and around the world.
Sanofi, as a global and pharmaceutical company, has at its foundation a commitment to society, focusing on building a healthier, more resilient world by ensuring access to healthcare for all including the most underserved communities, reducing the environmental impact of their products and worldwide operations and building a diverse and inclusive workplace.
“Sanofi’s Supplier Diversity program is about intentional, inclusive and responsible sourcing. It aims to encourage social economic growth, stimulate innovation and strengthen our supply chains by creating equal opportunities for small and diverse owned businesses,” said Rakhi Agarwal, Head Global Supplier Diversity, Sanofi. “We are very excited to be partnering with WBE Canada as doubling Women owned business spend by 2025 is our top priority. This partnership will help us open doors to the supply base that will help us grow the Women owned business spend and also help in creating a significant positive socio economic impact.”
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work together with Sanofi Canada as they embark on a journey of increasing diversity and inclusion in their supply chain,” said Silvia Pencak, President and CEO, WBE Canada. “It is exciting to see more organizations in the pharmaceutical sector pioneering supplier diversity efforts, engaging more women-owned businesses in their supply chain and making a direct impact on the Canadian economy.”
Sanofi is an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: chasing the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Sanofi’s team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. The company provides potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of its ambitions.
In Canada, Sanofi employs approximately 2,000 people and in 2021, it invested more than $143 million in research and development, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country. In 2021, Sanofi announced an investment of $925 million (CAD) in a new vaccine manufacturing facility at its existing site in Toronto.
For more information about Sanofi Canada, please visit https://www.sanofi.ca
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
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