Government Officials

We consider and respect Government Officials as important stakeholders

Government officials play an important role in society, e.g. by establishing and maintaining the necessary conditions and institutions for economic stability, social cohesion and environmental protection as well as for providing access to healthcare for their citizens.

Roche is convinced that a proactive, honest, transparent and responsible dialogue and engagement between government officials and the private sector is a fundamental aspect of good public governance. All employees working with government officials are expected to follow our Good Practice Guidelines on Working with Government Officials, understand the specific additional limitations that may apply and act in an appropriate ethical and professional manner.

Any support of a political party, especially financial contributions, must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

We are all expected to:
  • Interact with government officials in a proactive, honest, transparent and responsible way.
  • Apply the Roche standards of business integrity in all our interactions with government officials.
Questions & Answers

My friend is involved in a political campaign and asks me whether Roche can support this campaign. Is this okay?

Any support of a political party, especially financial contributions, must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

A former Roche colleague is running as a candidate for a local government position and I am asked to support his campaign with a personal financial contribution. Is this okay?

Roche respects the right of its employees to support political or charitable activities personally as long as this support is not associated with Roche. Therefore, you are free to support your former colleague’s campaign personally.

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