The Accreditation Process
The process involves three key stages: Self-Assessment and Evidence Review, Feedback and a Post-Assessment Report provided by Health@Work consultants. Sanofi started the assessment during the pandemic so in this time they were focused on employee all-round health, especially while working from home. The company was quick to realise that everyone faced their own challenges and as such, a complex, accessible wellbeing programme was required to meet each employee’s unique needs.
Declan Doyle, Workplace Wellbeing Consultant at Health@Work, who conducted the Sanofi assessment noted:
“During the digital accreditation process Sanofi provided multiple examples that demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of employees, such as their Take Care & Bwel! programme and a confidential counselling service which has been well utilised by staff. We are delighted to award Sanofi with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and hope that industry peers will be inspired to achieve a shared goal of improving all aspects of health – mental, physical, and social.”
Sanofi notably demonstrated a proactive approach to employee health and wellbeing prior to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation, which led to their excellent results. With wellbeing built into their framework of their employee policies, with a wide variety of communication channels to support and inform both colleagues on management, many individual employees noted the wellbeing opportunities offered to them and the high regard placed on these by Sanofi.
This is achieved largely through Sanofi’s company-wide health and wellness initiative, Take Care & Bwel!, launched all the way back in 2012, marking Sanofi as market leaders in employee wellbeing. Focused on promoting health through balanced diet, physical exercise, sleep and stress management, and illness prevention, the Take Care & Bwel! initiative allows all employees to become more involved in with their personal health and wellbeing. In addition, Sanofi employees also benefit from the company’s own digital walking tool, Walk Well, to encourage more physical activity.