Sanofi (company)

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Sanofi is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical corporations.[1][2]

Sanofi works in more than a hundred countries. The company is headquartered in Paris.[3]

Overview[change | change source]

The company started its work on August 20, 2004 by merging Sanofi-Synthelabo and Aventis. Since then, Sanofi-Synthelabo owns 95.47% of the share capital of Aventis.[4]

Structure[change | change source]

Sanofi is diversified company. Sanofi's subsidiaries are

Sanofi also has several foundations:

  • Aventis Foundation[5] — charity in the field of arts, public life, science
  • Fondation Sanofi-Espoir [6] — charity in the field of health care in developing countries
  • Patient Assistance Foundation [7] — charitable program for US residents who do not have the finances to buy drugs

Management[change | change source]

From October 28, 2014, the acting head of the company is Serge Weinberg.

The company's shareholders as of June 30, 2009 were:[8]

  • 9.60% of shares in Total;
  • 8.99% at L'Oreal;
  • 1.37% of the company's employees;
  • 0.76% of treasury shares;
  • 79.28% in free circulation.

Activity[change | change source]

The main directions of the company's work now are:[9]

  • Emerging markets;
  • Diabetes;
  • Vaccines;
  • Health products;
  • Innovative products;
  • Animal health.

Sanofi-Pasteur's vaccine division provides vaccines against the following infectious diseases: cholera, diphtheria, meningococcal infection, pertussis, tetanus, tuberculosis etc.

In 2020, Sanofi together with GlaxoSmithKline began developing a vaccine against COVID-19.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sanofi names Viehbacher as new CEO -". Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  2. Annual report form 20F 2017.
  3. "Contact - Sanofi". (in French). Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  4. "Компания «sanofi-aventis» сменила название". Аптека online. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  5. "Aventis Foundation: Home". Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  6. "Home". Archived from the original on 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  7. "Patient Assistance Foundation". Archived from the original on 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  8. "Sanofi Shareholders". Archived from the original on 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  9. "Sanofi Strategy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  10. "Study of Recombinant Protein Vaccine Formulations Against COVID-19 in Healthy Adults 18 Years of Age and Older - Full Text View -". Retrieved 2021-04-23.