Creating value for all our stakeholders
We use innovations in science to drive research and development of medicines and diagnostics that address some of medicine’s most pressing challenges. At the same time, we must also deliver sustainable growth and value for our stakeholders, be they employees, investors, society or patients.
As the world’s biggest biopharmaceuticals company and the leading supplier of in vitro diagnostics, Roche is uniquely positioned to create sustainable value through products and services that save or at least significantly enhance people’s lives by helping to detect, correctly diagnose and appropriately treat disease.
Embedding sustainability in our culture
The three elements of sustainability – society, environmental and economic – are interdependent. We will not be successful in the long term without meeting our environmental and social responsibilities. Equally, we cannot contribute to society and environmental protection without economic success.
At Roche, we seek to deliver sustainable business growth and value by:
- managing our business responsibly, with high levels of corporate governance
- creating high-quality, rewarding employment
- ensuring access to our products for those who need them
- valuing our employees and protecting their safety
- reducing the environmental impacts of our products and operations
- supporting community-based projects and encouraging innovation in science and the arts
Since its formation in 1896, Roche has developed a deep understanding of the business case for investing in sustainable policies and practices. <read more>
Fulfilling our commitments
We subscribe to the following definition of sustainable development, as contained in the World Commission on Environment and Development report, Our Common Future:
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
All of us at Roche are expected to live Roche’s commitment to sustainability in our daily business activities and to benchmark our achievements against the industry and best practice.
Many of our initiatives are voluntary and go beyond regulatory requirements and standards. Internally, the Roche Code of Conduct sets out our principles of sustainable development. The Roche Corporate Sustainability Committee is responsible for ensuring that we fulfil our commitments to sustainability and helping instil sustainability into our daily business. <read more>