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Sanofi number of employees 2009-2019

Sanofi is a global pharmaceutical company based out of Paris, France. As of 2019, the company had a total of about 100,409 employees globally, though this figure excluded the employees of Sanofi’s Animal Health business (submitted to Boehringer Ingelheim within a swap deal in 2016). Sanofi’s number of employees has generally remained stable over the years. Employment within the pharmaceutical sector can be an indicator of research and development successes and a measure of a company’s productivity.

Sanofi’s company profile

Sanofi has around 75 manufacturing sites in 33 countries globally and sells its pharmaceuticals in more than 170 countries. The company has three major business units: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, and Consumer Health. Sanofi’s pharmaceutical sector accounts for much of the company’s revenues, followed by their vaccine sector. Their top therapeutic areas based on revenue are their established prescription products, diabetes products, and rare disease products.

Pharmaceutical employment

The impact of the pharmaceutical industry on not only health, but also employment is evident. Overall global pharmaceutical employment has been increasing in recent years. The largest pharmaceutical companies based on number of employees include Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and Novartis. Globally the countries with the largest number of pharmaceutical employees include China, India, and the United States.

Sanofi's number of employees from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

All figures as of year-end.
This statistic was assembled from several financial reports.
* Excludes workforce for the Animal Health business of 6,957 employees in 2016. During 2016, the Animal Health segment was the object of a swap deal between Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim. Thus it is no longer included in Sanofi's total figures.

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