Discrimination & Harassment
We value diversity and inclusion as part of an inspiring working environment
Roche has always been open to new and different approaches, doing business in numerous countries with many different cultures. Diversity requires careful leadership to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts and to exploit the full value of diversity. At Roche we value and manage diversity through an inclusive environment, since we are convinced that it is critical in helping to drive innovation as well as employee engagement. The variety in backgrounds, cultures, languages, thoughts and ideas of our people helps us to maintain a competitive edge.
We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world. Roche’s inclusive culture means that we value the differences in our employees and we actively work to create an environment where all have the ability to share new ideas and ways of working, and realise our full potential.
Roche is committed to fair and equal treatment of all employees and all people who seek employment at Roche, including equal opportunities for development and advancement. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
There is no acceptance of employees being subjected to offensive, abusive or other unwanted behaviour at the workplace which violates the personal dignity of the victim or creates an intimidating, hostile or humiliating environment for the victim (e.g. physical, sexual, psychological, verbal or any other form of harassment). It is Roche’s policy to ensure that the behaviour of its employees does not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS infection, citizenship, genetic information, their abilities or any other relevant characteristic protected under the applicable law.
These principles apply to all aspects of the employment relationship, such as hiring, assignments, promotion, compensation, discipline and termination.
If we believe that anybody has been subjected to discrimination or harassment, we should report this misbehaviour.