Roche Group Code of Conduct
Defining how we do business – every day, everywhere
Roche’s good reputation depends on its integrity in business.
In all interactions with our stakeholders we are committed to doing the right thing.
The Roche Group Code of Conduct expresses the expectations that Roche has as an employer towards its employees. All Roche companies are obliged to adopt all measures necessary to implement the Roche Group Code of Conduct locally.
All employees and all others acting on behalf of Roche must comply with the Roche Group Code of Conduct, regardless of their location and the nature of their work. Following the “One Roche Approach” principle, the standards set forth are equally binding for the Group Functions, the Pharmaceuticals Division and the Diagnostics Division.
The Roche Group Code of Conduct is designed to guide our business behaviour and provides practical guidance, examples as well as references to further useful information. Additional compliance documents and tools which have been established are an integral part of Roche’s comprehensive Compliance Management System (CMS). However, these materials may not provide answers to every question we may have and are not a substitute for our individual responsibility to exercise good judgment and common sense.
In cases of doubt about the correct behaviour, we must seek help and advice.
Interactive, computer-based eLearning programs, such as the “Roche Behaviour in Business” (RoBiB) and other user-friendly training tools, such as Compliance Podcasts, have been developed to help explain the importance of integrity in business. They cover the key messages of our Roche Group Code of Conduct.
Adherence to the Roche Group Code of Conduct is a condition of employment. Each employee must read, understand and comply with it. Roche does not tolerate violations of the Roche Group Code of Conduct and is fully committed to handling non-compliance cases adequately. Employees must be aware that such violations can have serious consequences for the company and for themselves and that they will be held accountable.