By John Fritchman, Marketing Brand Lead, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Business Unit
At Sanofi, Diversity and Inclusion is foundational to how we operate as a company by successfully leveraging differences in people, perspective and ideas to drive business outcomes. Our nine Sanofi US employee resource groups (ERGs) are an essential part of creating an inclusive culture by helping us uniquely connect with our patients and communities. If you’re unfamiliar with ERGs, these are employee-managed groups that are built on a shared affinity, background or experience.
Originally launched in 2009 at Sanofi US in Bridgewater, NJ, CancerConnect was founded at Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, PA, through a conversation that the late Dave Brown, Director, FFIP Filling, Formulation, Inspection, and Packaging Projects and Christine Farner, Senior Director, Industrial Operations Projects, had over lunch. Talking about cancer; they both wanted to give back to the employees of Sanofi that supported them through their own cancer journeys. It was at that moment in 2013 that CancerConnect was born.
MGM Resorts International’s joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) council and its employee Network Groups (NGs) have been recognized for providing one of the Top 25 employee resource group programs in the nation.
Company leaders attended the annual ERG & Council Conference presented by diversity consultants PRISM International in Washington, D.C. MGM Resorts was named among the top companies in the U.S. for employee resource group programs, ranking sixteenth overall.
The inclusiveness of Darden’s culture is engrained throughout the organization, so much so that we continuously try to see how our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can do more for our employees and the diverse networks we all represent. Like the five other ERGs at Darden, members of Darden’s Pride Alliance ERG are not only active within the organization but also in the community to champion an environment that recognizes and leverages the contributions of the LGBT community.