Poverty, sickness, war and every other form of injustice are part and parcel of the world in which we live today. No one can ignore them. If we wish to achieve a more equitable human environment, we must make an even greater effort to meet the demands of humanitarian partnership.
How we behave and what we do will form the measuring rod for our humanity and sense of social responsibility. For more than 15 years, Sanofi has been committed to humanitarian partnership, building on its rich heritage, broad expertise and core values.
When we created the Sanofi Espoir Foundation on October 2, 2010, our goal was to provide an appropriate framework and resource platform for helping reduce healthcare inequalities over the long term, in addition to our capacity to respond immediately to humanitarian emergencies. Our actions are determined by the quality of the partnerships we have forged, and a creative approach to helping those who are most in need to escape from the vicious circle of disease and poverty.
I am convinced that these humanitarian partnerships - fruitful blends of ideas and skills closely tailored to the needs of specific communities and countries - will stimulate social innovation and help reduce major healthcare inequalities.
Humanitarian partnership means giving a small part of ourselves to others. It should be a global standard, and a powerful beacon of hope to a world in need.
President of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation