Empowering the lives of all South Africans through healthcare solutions and partnerships

As a health journey partner and with a presence in more than 100 countries and more than 100,000 employees, we are committed to making a difference in our communities and we contribute to local and global socio and economic footprint.

Because life is a health journey, we believe in close relationships with our stakeholders and we believe we are responsible for contributing to the sustainable development of our communities. Sanofi’s core purpose is to empower lives and make a real difference in our communities.

Community Engagement

Through our varied initiatives, we are impacting lives by improving access to healthcare, providing support to address critical needs in our communities, and promoting environmental sustainability.

As a health journey partner, we focus on one objective: improving access to healthcare and high-quality medications for underserved populations. In doing so we opened a clinic in in Manxili, located 62km away from Nquthu – the nearest town with a health care facility. The population is approximately 13 800. The Manxili community only has access to basic healthcare services through a mobile clinic which come every two weeks. Due to the fact that there is no primary healthcare facility, this clinic provided dignity, brought healthcare facility close to the community and reduced unnecessary death due to lack of facilities.

Bring healthcare facility close to the community and stop unnecessary death due to lack of facilities Develop the area of Manxili Create sustainable employment opportunities. Clinic was officially opened and handed over to Government. This project serves as a pilot in line with the National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI’s and TB (NSP) launched by President Jacob Zuma and the Health Minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi.

Clinic was officially opened and handed over to Government. This project serves as a pilot in line with the National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI’s and TB (NSP) launched by President Jacob Zuma and the Health Minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi. Watch the opening of the clinic here

Noordwyk Primary School

Over the years Sanofi has invested a great amount of time at Noordwyk Primary School in Midrand, from chartable work by employees and donations. It is tradition to live the Madiba spirit and 2018 being the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, this provided a unique opportunity to collaborate and work together and promote Mandela’s legacy. This has been a great success and well done to the team”, said Thibault.

“I am so happy with the work that has been done, I couldn’t wait to see the children’s faces when they came back from school on Monday. Everything is just spot on and fresh, our school has been revived and I’m grateful that our school was identified for this wonderful project. On behalf of the Noordwyk Primary school and teachers at the school, I want to thank all Sanofi employees for the wonderful work” said the school principle Mrs. Eloff

“Due to its geographical location the school doesn’t get prioritized. The school currently has a feeding scheme which only supports 22 destitute children. The food parcels, and the R15 000 donated by the employees, will go a long way towards feeding these kids” concludes Mrs Eloff.

Ikhayalethu- Our home

Seven out of ten households are infected by HIV. Parents will have passed away due to this pandemic, leaving many of these jubilant children alone in this poor, uncompromising yet beautiful part of South Africa.

In 2005 Sanofi made the decision to support this rural village. Thus our project “Ikhaya Lethu” emerged and has grown out of the passion and desire of our employees to help disadvantaged South Africans.

Within a year, after extensive collective fund-raising (including staff) the beginning of a place of refuge for the children of Rorkes Drift..

The center provides the following services:

  • Counselling and care for children affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Assistance including DOT support for Children infected and affected by TB
  • Assistance with administration of medicines as prescribed by the local healthcare clinic
  • Three meals a day
  • Homework supervision and assistance



Watch the journey of opening Ikhayalethu