EWCs in the new Member States : Case study: Sanofi-Aventis
The Sanofi-Aventis group was formally established on 1 January 2005 as a result of the takeover of Aventis by the Sanofi-Synthélabo group in 2004. This case study is based on interviews carried out in Hungary and Poland between March and June 2006 with HR management representatives and EWC members in both countries. An expert interview was also carried out with a representative of the Sanofi-Aventis EWC Secretariat in Paris, which delivered additional information for the case study. The joint Sanofi-Aventis EWC was created in 2004.