French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has for decades helped discover, develop and distribute therapeutic solutions to patients in more than 100 countries. But over the years, Sanofi has also reached out to far-flung local communities in the countries it operates and hold several social activities that benefit the disadvantaged, usually disregarded members of the society.
Sanofi Cambodia, for one, is a leader in corporate social responsibilities. Within its 25 years of service in the Kingdom, Sanofi has been part of several activities that benefited and are continuously benefiting many Cambodians in different provinces.
In fact last week, the company went all the way to the Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu province to visit the children of Coconut School and the local community. Sanofi initiated social healthcare training to the schoolchildren and led a community cleanup with the residents.
Dao Thu Nga, head of Sanofi Cambodia Operations said, “The purpose of organising this event is to involve our staff in social activities, promote culture of sharing and caring for the community we are living in and to promote the culture of giving back to the society.”
She added that the CSR activities of Sanofi for the local communities is a continuous and endless journey that the company is willing to take. It is working on some new initiatives, exploring new opportunities and strengthening collaboration with key stakeholders in order to launch more new and meaningful CSR campaigns in the future.
The social campaign led by Sanofi Cambodia in Kirirom National Park, according to Coconut School founder Ouk Van Day, reflects the culture of sharing and caring that he, too, is trying to inculcate to his students.
The half-day campaign included training children on the importance of body hygiene, dental care, food hygiene.
Sanofi Cambodia has contributed in various social activities around the country. The company also contributes in promoting and raising awareness on key important events such as Anti-counterfeit Day, World Diabetes Day, World Rabies Day, Dengue Day and other sponsorship and financial support through its half a million-dollar budget. Just last year, it launched its three-year Cambodia Education Programme on Diabetes.