Coming together for one purpose and one identity

Growing from a series of acquisitions and mergers over the past 50 years, Sanofi has evolved into a diverse, multinational healthcare leader with a breadth of expertise in patient-centric solutions, scientific discovery and commitment to public health. However, the combination of numerous cultures and different brands resulted in a fragmented corporate identity that lacked coherence and modernity. FutureBrand was tasked with creating a new purpose and identity that could shift Sanofi’s brand perception from a traditional “big pharma” to a modern healthcare company.

FutureBrand designed an ambitious new brand, giving Sanofi one clear identity while sending a strong signal internally and externally about the company they strive to become. We talked to hundreds of internal and external stakeholders to develop the purpose: “We chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives”, which captures the emotional impact and outcome that a transformational medicine or vaccine can have for people. The new logo is a representation of Sanofi’s new purpose and ambition, inspired by the simple and motion-oriented codes of the tech industry. The two purple dots embody the company’s scientific journey between a starting point – the curiosity of questioning the status quo and wondering ‘What if?’ – and the ultimate goal – the discoveries that can unlock innovative solutions to impact people’s lives. To activate the new brand, FutureBrand also developed a tone of voice, signage and a brand launch film featuring the people of Sanofi. This brand transformation has been celebrated by a Transform Award and a German Design Award.

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“Sanofi’s attitude is humble, authentic—and a little bit unconventional too. We believe that our new brand and logo carve out a unique space in the healthcare industry that perfectly represents our new purpose to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives.”

Josep Catlla, Head of Corporate Affairs at Sanofi

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