Sustainability

Creating sustainable value for our stakeholders through improving lives – now and in the future

Our success in a rapidly evolving and complex healthcare environment hinges on our ability to develop strategies where both industry and society benefit. This means: delivering medical solutions and ensuring broad access to them, providing a rewarding workplace, being a trustworthy partner and supporting the communities in which we operate.

For nearly 120 years, Roche has been committed to improving lives. The long-term thinking of our founders and the stable majority ownership has allowed us to stay true to this vision and shapes the way we make a difference to the lives of millions of patients around the world.

For this reason, sustainability is integrated and integral into the way we do our business. It is in our Purpose Statement, anchored in our Corporate Principles and forms the foundation of our business model. We address our economic, social and environmental challenges holistically to create long-term value. If we are successful in delivering innovation to patients, then we create value for all other stakeholders too.

Our commitment to long-term thinking is further emphasised through our “Five-Year Corporate Goals” which serve as a bonus-relevant yardstick and against which progress is monitored annually. We focus our reporting around topics of high interest to our stakeholders and high impact on our business, as assessed by an integrated materiality process and approved by senior management. To further enhance our non-financial reporting excellence, we are fully committed to the standards set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

With an increasingly evolving and complex healthcare environment, we are committed to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics and access to medical innovations for all – to build a better tomorrow.

Ultimately, lasting innovation will be our greatest gift to society.

We are all expected to:
  • Live Roche’s commitment to sustainability in our daily business.
  • Benchmark our achievements against the industry and best practice.
Questions & Answers

What does “Sustainability” mean for Roche?

At Roche, sustainability is defined as creating value for our stakeholders through improving lives – now and in the future. We use our business to build a better tomorrow by creating innovative products and services and ensuring broad access to them, providing a rewarding workplace, being a trustworthy partner and supporting the communities in which we operate.

How does Roche create sustainable value?

At Roche we create value for the company, society and the planet through: delivering medical innovations which improve people’s lives; improving access to our innovation by developing local sustainable healthcare solutions; living our strong values shaped by our rich history and family tradition; working in a fair, ethical and transparent way to build mutual trust with our partners; supporting the communities and protecting the environment in which we live

How is “Sustainability” managed at Roche?

No single department is responsible for managing sustainability. Instead, all employees are encouraged to embed sustainability into their work. To support this, the Roche Corporate Sustainability Committee (CSC) is responsible for developing the Group’s sustainability strategy and guidelines, and reports on related activities and progress. It is also responsible for assessing and prioritising material social, environmental and ethical topics.

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