Sanofi planning to cut up to 1,680 jobs in Europe

Sanofi planning to cut up to 1,680 jobs in Europe
Sanofi said in December it was targeting $2.24 billion in cost savings by 2022. (AFP)
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Updated 26 June 2020

Sanofi planning to cut up to 1,680 jobs in Europe

Sanofi planning to cut up to 1,680 jobs in Europe
  • Sanofi would be focusing on efficiency gains through increased digitalization and IT outsourcing

PARIS: Sanofi said on Friday it is planning to slash up to 1,680 jobs in Europe, confirming what two sources familiar with the matter had previously said.
One source said the cuts would be carried out over three years. The sources declined to be identified because the plan had not been announced officially.
Reuters reported on Thursday that Sanofi was considering cutting hundreds of jobs and would discuss potential steps with staff representatives on Friday and June 29.
A source said Sanofi would be focusing on efficiency gains through increased digitalization and IT outsourcing.
The plans are part of a broader strategy outlined in December by the group’s chief executive Paul Hudson, who joined Sanofi in September last year.
In December, Sanofi said it was targeting $2.24 billion in cost savings by 2022.