Millions of people around the world have an influence on or interest in our business. We believe that active and constructive dialogue with our stakeholders improves how we formulate and implement our business strategy, helps us set priorities and helps us understand the needs of the societies in which we operate. To Roche, stakeholder engagement is a two-way dialogue where both parties can learn from the experience and knowledge of the other.
We keep our stakeholders up-to-date on our actions and opinions through a variety of channels, including our annual report, corporate and local websites, responding to emails, and a host of other publications and events. Our position statements explain our view and strategy on specific issues, while addressing stakeholder concerns, requests and expectations in a clear and transparent way.
Stakeholder feedback is integral to helping the Corporate Sustainability Committee to identify and assess our social, environmental and ethical risks and opportunities. We recognise the need to work in partnership with our stakeholders, regularly seeking their views and taking them into account. Roche, moreover, acknowledges the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (as proposed by UN Special Representative John Ruggie) and recognises and follows the United Nations Global Compact and the international standard ISO 26000 guidance on social responsibility.
Please refer to our Corporate Principles for further information on our commitments.
Details on some of our engagement activities
Our main stakeholder groups are:
These organisations and individuals represent a broad range of interests, needs and views, many of which are complex. We engage and communicate about these issues in a manner appropriate for each group.