Getting Help & Advice
Questioning is part of preventing
In our daily work we may face situations from time to time which are not explicitly covered by the Roche Group Code of Conduct or the documents it refers to (e.g. directives, policies, guidelines). If we are unsure about the correct behaviour, we should ask ourselves the following questions:
- Is my behaviour legal?
- Is it in line with Roche’s Values and Corporate Principles?
- Does it comply with the Roche Group Code of Conduct?
- Could it have negative consequences for Roche or myself?
- Would I be comfortable if it was reported in a newspaper?
Often this will provide all the guidance we need. However, in case of doubts or uncertainties about the correct behaviour, seeking help and advice is the right thing to do.
By fostering a culture of openness to ask questions, Roche, first and foremost, aims to prevent non-compliant behaviour.
Our Line Manager, the local Compliance Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer are convenient contacts to address uncertainties to. In addition to locally and regionally available help and advice tools, Roche employees can also use the Roche Group Code of Conduct Help & Advice Line (RoCoCHAL).
Roche Line Managers are responsible for ensuring that all employees reporting to them receive the help and advice they need to comply with the Roche Group Code of Conduct.