Innovation, Product Stewardship & Biodiversity

We create innovative products and services that meet high standards of quality and product stewardship

Our products and services help to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, thus enhancing people’s health and improving their quality of life.

Since the foundation of our company in 1896, the Roche name has stood for innovative, highquality products and services. Innovation and quality are fundamental pillars of our history, and of our strategy and culture. Together with excellence in product stewardship, they provide us with a tremendous competitive advantage.

Innovation is a critical driver for building a better tomorrow and delivering what patients need next: improving products and services in existing therapy areas and addressing the significant unmet needs in novel areas. We are a research-based healthcare company and want to innovate and launch transformational treatments, improve the standard of care and further improve people’s lives.

One of our goals is to achieve high standards of quality in everything we do. A foundation for quality management is delivering continuous improvement of products and business processes.

The aim of product stewardship is to enhance the value of our products to society by minimising negative safety, health and environmental impacts over the entire product lifecycle. By integrating product stewardship throughout research, development, production and distribution, we strive to systematically reduce material, waste, water and energy consumption as well as other negative outputs such as carbon dioxide emissions.

As a result, we are able to deliver increased business efficiency and sustainability not only for Roche, but all stakeholders.

Roche supports the principles of resource stewardship as broadly communicated in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Roche also supports the principles of fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of the genetic resources as outlined in the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol.

Roche is committed to use methods that do not involve animals by applying the guiding principles of the 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace). We are passionate and committed to achieving our ultimate goal of replacing animal testing by major investment in science and technology that will have an impact on animal use.

We are all expected to:
  • Ensure that the high expectations of our stakeholders regarding the quality of our products and services, and product stewardship, are fully met.
  • Strive for continuous improvement of business processes and products.
Questions & Answers

What are the three defining characteristics of Roche’s products and services?

Roche’s products and services are associated with innovation, high standards of quality and product stewardship.

What is meant by product stewardship?

The aim of product stewardship is to enhance the value of our products to society by minimising negative safety, health and environmental impacts over the entire product lifecycle.

I’m interested in the topics of Biodiversity and animal testing. Where do I find further guidance?

You can find further information in the Roche Position Paper on Biodiversity and the Roche Position Paper on Animal Research.