Speaking up is the right thing to do
Roche employees who speak up when they have a compliance concern are doing the right thing and are acting in line with our Roche Values and Corporate Principles.
Roche Management needs to be aware of integrity issues so that it can address them quickly and in a trustworthy way. By raising compliance concerns, Roche employees help to protect themselves, their colleagues and Roche’s interests and rights.
If we have a compliance concern, it is generally best to talk to our Line Manager about it face to face. If we are uncomfortable about discussing a compliance concern with our Line Manager, we should contact our local Compliance Officer, the Chief Compliance Officer, Legal, HR or the available affiliate or group function speak up lines.
In addition and subject to applicable local laws, the Roche Group SpeakUp Line allows Roche employees to report a compliance concern anywhere and anytime in their native language, either by internet and/or by phone. The system is operated by an external provider and provides the option to speak up in anonymity.
Any employee who raises a compliance concern in good faith acts in the interest of Roche and deserves acknowledgment. Roche does not tolerate any retaliation against an employee who raises a compliance concern in good faith. In case any employee deems that this principle is not adhered to, a complaint can and should be raised to either the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Compliance Officer, the Group Head of HR or any member of the Audit Committee or the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee of the Board.
Equally, Roche does not tolerate any abuse of the Roche speak up channels.
Roche Line Managers are expected to create an environment of trust that encourages employees to speak up and address compliance concerns.