We handle non-public information carefully to protect Roche’s assets and interests
As Roche employees we have in many ways access to non-public information related to our business; this includes confidential information about research and development projects, manufacturing methods, business plans, financial data, marketing and sales strategies, launch of new products, merger, acquisition or licensing activities etc.
Non-public information should be treated as a most valuable asset of Roche. Employees have a duty to preserve non-public information acquired during employment with Roche. This means employees should not share any such non-public information with anyone who is not employed by Roche, or even with any other employee not having a current, legitimate business need to know such information. These confidentiality obligations are part of the employment contract and will continue to be in force after the end of employment.
If non-public information is shared with third parties, we ensure that the third party takes appropriate measures steps to protect such information.
We respect the confidential information belonging to third parties and take appropriate measures to protect such information.
We have to be aware that in a competitive environment, third parties strive to get access to confidential information related to our business. Competitive intelligence activities by third parties are part of our industry. Therefore, we must be extremely careful how we handle confidential information in public places, such as airplanes, trains, trams, bars, restaurants, social media and non-approved communication tools.