Safety, Security, Health & Environment
We promote and provide safe, secure and healthy workplaces, a clean environment and sustainable products
Safety, security, health and environmental protection (SHE) are integral parts of our operations and as such we approach them with the same level of commitment as we do with any business-related activities.
Roche’s operations are conducted in compliance with applicable health, security, safety and environmental laws and regulations, company standards and best practices. We take all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that we provide a safe, secure, healthy and clean working environment.
The Roche SHE Policy is implemented in a systematic manner by means of all necessary technical, organisational and personnel measures. SHE risks are systematically analysed, assessed and where deemed necessary, reduced or eliminated. We employ SHE professionals at all sites to support the systematic implementation of SHE.
We strive for continuous improvement wherever possible and economically viable. We proactively seek to employ new, more sustainable technologies and processes to minimise our impact on people and the environment. We continuously develop our products and services for improved sustainability. We initiate and implement initiatives to reduce resource consumption, waste generation and environmental pollution and to address global warming and climate change.
We set challenging SHE goals, regularly monitor our performance and ensure our behaviour, processes and equipment are state of the art.
Every employee is personally responsible for safety, security, health and environmental protection at the workplace to the full extent required by his/her duties to the best of his/her knowledge, ability and experience, while the managers have overall responsibility for SHE. We are all encouraged to identify areas for improvements and continuously work towards improved safety and a better environment.