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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Sanofi-Aventis

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Sanofi-Aventis and the 210 companies in the Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing industry.  Sanofi-Aventis’ overall rating moved up to 64 from 62.

This change may have been driven by progress that Sanofimade in the past year. See Sanofi-Aventis’ Corporate Social Responsibility website here.

Some figures from Sanofi-Aventis’ 2012 sustainability report include:

  • 14% reduction in overall water consumption since 2010
  • 12% drop in CO2 emissions for their medical sales fleet since 2010
  • 80% of their products moving between continents were transported by sea.

The average rating for the other companies in the Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing industry maintained a rating of 51. Sanofi-Aventis moveddown to 10thplace on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile, from 7th place. Also see information aboutSanofi-Aventis at

Sanofi-Aventishas a particularly strong score in the Employees area of 73.  This is due to a high score in Diversity & Labor Rights of 73—well above the average for this industry of 49.  The area with the greatest opportunity for improvement for Sanofi is Resource Management. Here,Sanofi-Aventisgets a 58, howeverwell above the average for its industry of 48.


CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 7,400 companies from 135 industries in 96 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 257 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

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Comment by Marcus Westling on October 17, 2013 at 9:25am

Thanks for sharing, how are the overall ratings determined?

Comment by Cynthia L Figge on October 17, 2013 at 12:29pm

Hi Marcus, 

The ratings are based on the aggregation of 20+ ratings sources and then . Please visit the following link for a more detailed description. CSRHub Ratings Methodology. Here is an overview of the schema.



Comment by Marcus Westling on October 17, 2013 at 8:12pm

Thanks!  Will check it out


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