If a Sanofi Employee has a concern or believes in good faith that a law, regulation, provision of an industry code of conduct, Sanofi policy or standard, or one of the principles of the Sanofi Code of Ethics has been or is about to be violated, he/she has the duty to raise the concern through the channel he/ she considers to be the most appropriate.
In addition, any Sanofi Employee to whom a concern has been reported must promptly refer the matter to the relevant Head of Ethics & Business Integrity (Compliance Officer) or to the secured Compliance Helplines above.
Employees who raised concerns will not be subject to discipline or discrimination, provided that they act in good faith and with no malicious intent, even if the facts reported prove to be inaccurate or no further action is taken.
The Ethics & Business Integrity Department will investigate the allegations reported, supported by other Sanofi functions when necessary.
When the reported allegations have been confirmed by the investigation, Sanofi is addressing them by corrective and/or disciplinary actions and legal proceedings if deemed necessary.