We expect high standards of performance and integrity from our Business Partners
Roche is committed to high standards of performance and sustainability in all its activities, including in its dealings with business partners.
Our business partners play an important role as enablers of our sustainable growth and overall success.
All dealings by Roche with its business partners are executed on the basis of high quality of the requested product(s) and service(s), availability, competitive prices, best suitability, sustainability and integrity. Roche has set forth principles regarding appropriate remuneration of its business partners, such as consultants, advisers, agents or specialists.
Roche expects that the behaviour of its business partners complies with applicable laws, regulations, industry codes and contractual terms, as well as with generally accepted sustainability standards, such as protection of human rights, safety and environment, prohibition of child or forced labour, money laundering and bribes. Roche supports the industry principles for responsible supply chain management.
Before entering into a business engagement, Roche performs a due diligence of the potential business partners to get first-hand assurance about their integrity, quality, suitability and credibility.
After signing of the contract and adequate instruction concerning integrity and other duties, the due diligence of business partners takes on the form of monitoring to ensure compliance with the rules set out in the contract (“Trust, but verify”).
Business partners can seek help and advice in respect of the implementation of the Roche Group Code of Conduct as well as report a potential non-compliant situation which they face in connection with a Roche business directly to the Roche Chief Compliance Officer.
If a business partner does not comply with applicable laws, regulations, industry codes, contractual terms or with generally accepted sustainability standards, Roche requests appropriate remedial measures and will, if necessary, terminate the cooperation.