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Integrity in our business practices

To maintain trust in our relationships with company stakeholders—patients, customers, shareholders, suppliers and other business partners, and members of the civil society—in which Sanofi operates

Dealing with  conflict of interest
Dealing with conflict of interest
it is essential to identify any potential conflict of interest and handle it effectively.
Dealing with  conflict of interest

A conflict of interest is a situation posing a risk that personal interest will interfere, or has the appearance of interfering, with Sanofi’s legitimate business interests. Any conflict of interest creates an appearance of impropriety, which may undermine confidence in Sanofi. For these reasons, it is essential to identify any potential conflict of interest and handle it effectively.

Sanofi is committed to proactively detecting and disclosing any conflict of interest situations, and provides a measure to eliminate or mitigate them.

To prevent a conflict of interest, any Sanofi employee must be vigilant and adopt appropriate behavior in situations in which the objectivity of his/her business decision may be impaired, especially in:

  • External commitments
    • Working for or receiving compensation from a Sanofi vendor or customer.
    • Maintaining a financial interest in or a relationship with a Sanofi competitor, customer or vendor, or with any third party doing business with Sanofi.
    • Acquiring or owning, directly or indirectly, any interest in property or assets of any kind for the purpose of selling or leasing it to Sanofi.
    • Soliciting personal benefits from a third party for influencing a favorable decision by Sanofi towards such third party.
    • Engaging in any outside activity substantial enough to raise questions about your ability to devote appropriate time and attention to your assigned responsibilities.
  • Personal relationships
    • Interacting with a relative working for, or applying to work for, Sanofi, a competitor, vendor or customer of Sanofi.
    • Purchasing goods or services on behalf of Sanofi from a relative or a firm in which a relative has any interest.
  • Receiving an item of value
    • Accepting a gift might cause the receiver to feel an obligation, potentially undermining the objectivity of his/her decisions, and may be perceived as a gift intended to corrupt him/her or another Sanofi employee.