At Sanofi we are committed to the dual purpose of doing well and doing good at thesame time. The last twelve months have shown us the importance of this purpose and itscentral role in guiding all that we do. We do well when our medicines reach the people whoneed them and make a difference to their lives. At the same time we do good for societywhen our contribution is maximized through our activities whether it is our commitment topromoting health in India or improving access to care or building an inclusive and diversecompany where employees can bring their best selves to work.
Through the pandemic your Company has stayed focused on three key priorities: safetysupply and service - affirming the safety and well-being of all our employees andpartners; ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential medicines; and maintaining businesscontinuity of our operations by adopting new ways of working to serve our customersemployees partners and patients.
The scale of infectious and non-communicable diseases continues to call for crucialnew treatments and better access to healthcare. A growing and rapidly ageing populationcombined with prevailing unhealthy lifestyles have led to a growing number of patientssuffering from chronic diseases. Furthermore rapid urbanization and an expanding andaffluent middle class have led to a rising demand for better healthcare. The Indianpharmaceutical industry which is currently valued at $41 billion is thus expected togrow to $65 billion by 2024 and $120-130 billion by 2030.
The pandemic has shown that many aspects of society and the economy are negativelyaffected by a healthcare crisis. It has impacted every part of our society and changed theway we live and work. Pressures across the entire healthcare value chain are resulting inreforms and innovation in business models. Technological advances are delivering new andtransformational outcomes which are capable of being executed at scale. Digitalizationrepresents an opportunity to offer more personalized healthcare for the diagnosis andmonitoring of diseases.
Inspired to be socially responsible our corporate social responsibility strategy meetshigh standards of ethics and transparency and is based on developing a strongunderstanding of the value of good health in young people and future generations throughinteractive education sessions; encouraging employees to participate in local programs forvulnerable or undeserved populations to support initiatives dedicated to environmentupskilling and education. It goes without saying that your Company and our employees(personally) contributed to support the nation in its battle to provide quality care topeople suffering from COVID-19 during the initial lockdown period.
That is perhaps why this year again your Company has won the international TOPEmployer certification for the third consecutive year. This win comes after exhaustiveglobal research and subsequent certification. The selected certified top employers arefuture-forward in exceptional people-first' HR practicesand your Company isthrilled to be one of them.
As a responsible company we act where we can have maximum impact on healthcare needs.I am proud of the work we have done to bring us to this point and we will continue tostrive to create value for our patients their families and society. Together with ouremployees and partners we are committed to providing better health for all.
|Yours sincerely |
|Rajaram Narayanan |