Reporting and Indices
Sustainability reporting at Roche
Sustainability reporting is integral to Roche’s year-end reporting and follows GRI guidelines. The current Annual Report comprises a Business Report, which contains Roche’s sustainability reporting and a Finance Report. Both reports cover the same period and group of affiliated companies, and both were submitted to the Board of Directors for final approval.
Reporting as a management tool
Roche’s corporate sustainability reports are compiled under the direction of the Corporate Sustainability Committee and verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The data and information contained in the reports serve as a guide for reviewing and adjusting the sustainability strategy. They are thus a useful management tool as well as a source of information.
The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI ) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines 3.0 (2006) and the European Chemical Industry Council’s (CEFIC) Responsible Care Reporting Guidelines (2006) provide the basis for collecting and presenting data on sustainability. Each year Roche requires Group companies to provide data and information covering indicators of safety, health and environmental performance, including all the indicators required under CEFIC guidelines. Five-year trends are charted for each indicator. Coverage of economic performance data and the social dimensions of sustainability closely follow GRI recommendations. In addition, Roche recognises and follows the international standard ISO 26000 guidance on social responsibility.
External verification of our sustainability part in our current annual report
External verification of sustainability reporting enhances credibility, and more importantly helps ensure the quality of internal reporting systems and of the reports themselves. Our current Business Report includes an independent assurance report on our sustainability reporting, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting in accordance with the GRI guidelines
We report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) new G3 guidelines through our Annual Report and this website. According to our own assessment, we achieved an A+ level of application of the guidelines. This was checked and confirmed by the GRI.
We firmly believe that transparent reporting helps us improve our business. We are committed to communicate relevant, clear, balanced and accurate information to our stakeholders. This GRI content index has been designed with this in mind.
Next to each indicator we have included a legend and comments, where applicable, on whether and how far we report on that indicator. We also provide links to relevant information in the current Roche Annual Report and/or this website. Details.
About the GRI
The Global Reporting Initiative is a reporting framework for organizations to use as the basis for communicating their sustainability performance. It aims to provide a consistent and transparent approach to sustainability reporting. The GRI guidelines are voluntary and used by organisations to report on the economic, environmental, and social performance of their business activities.
|We report against this indicator|
|We partially report against this indicator|
|We do not report against this indicator|
Key to comments
- If the indicator is reported on, no comment is given
- If the indicator is partially reported on, an explanation of the reason for the partial omission of the indicator is given
- If the indicator is not reported on, an explanation of the reason for the omission of the indicator is presented