Speak up

Speaking up is the right thing to do

Roche employees who speak up when they believe in good faith that the Roche Group Code of Conduct has been breached are doing the right thing and are acting in line with our Roche Values.

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, we primarily talk to our Line Manager. If we are uncomfortable doing so, we should contact our local Compliance Officer, the Chief Compliance Officer, Legal, HR or the available affiliate or Group Functions speak up lines.

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. Access to the free phone line and the URL for the Roche Group SpeakUp Line web service can be found on the Roche Intranet on speakup.roche.com

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. Line Managers and/or employees who retaliate will be held accountable. 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.

We are all expected to:
  • Speak up when we believe in good faith that someone has done, is doing, or may be about to do something that violates the Roche Group Code of Conduct.
Questions & Answers

What is the difference between the Roche Group SpeakUp Line and the Roche Group Code of Conduct Help ­& Advice Line?

The Roche Group Code of Conduct Help & Advice Line helps to prevent non-compliant situations. The Roche Group SpeakUp Line is about reporting a potential compliance violation after it occurred.

When should I speak up?

If you believe in good faith that someone has done, is doing, or may be about to do something that violates the Roche Group Code of Conduct, you are expected to speak up.

Which are the available speak up channels?

Your Line Manager is generally your first point of contact. If you feel uncomfortable discussing your concern with him/her, you can contact your local Compliance Officer, the Chief Compliance Officer, Legal, HR, the available affiliate or Group Functions speak up lines, or the Roche Group SpeakUp Line.

When using the Roche Group SpeakUp Line, can I remain anonymous?

Yes. As the Roche Group SpeakUp Line is operated by an external provider, the system offers the option to speak up anonymously.

Further Informations

Further information and guidance can be found on the Roche Internet and Intranet. For specific information consult the Roche Directive on the Use of the Roche Group SpeakUp Line.