About Re&Act
The Roche Employee Action and Charity Trust (Re&Act) is an independent charity which supports early childhood development and education efforts around the world.

What we do

Re&Act is a legally independent charity. It was

  • Created in response to strong employee interest to support their communities.

  • Designed to harness the resources and know-how of the corporation while garnering the commitment and generosity of Roche individuals and affiliates across the organisation.

Re&Act focuses its activities early childhood education, capacity building, and youth development in low and middle income countries.

While Roche as a company can assess and deploy a range of resources for both emergency and continuing needs, Re&Act reviews project opportunities for which employee donations can be applied.

Organisational principles

Re&Act is consistent with the Roche Corporate Policy on donations and non-commercial sponsorship which

  • Emphasizes projects assuring impact, innovation, sustainability and quality partnering

  • Focuses on a small number of projects where the contributions can make a real difference

  • Prioritizes humanitarian assistance for lasting improvement in lower income countries

  • Includes both in-kind and financial contributions

What we stand for

Re&Act pools individual employee interests and contributions and monitors needs and changes over the longer term. We guarantee that all money donated is invested appropriately and in a sustainable way. Re&Act is a legally independent trust, founded and supported by Roche and its employees, which oversees global charitable donations.

Our goal is to provide sustainable support for selected projects and charitable organisations around the world. We do this in three ways:

  • Managing donations

    We manage and monitor donated funds to ensure they are properly used (e.g. money collected through the Roche Children’s Walk).

  • Humanitarian programmes funding

    We maintain relationships with key charitable organisations to identify opportunities for support of long-term projects.

  • Responding to global emergencies

    We work to channel employee funds to support humanitarian needs and community restoration in the event of natural disasters or other global emergencies.

Our global team

Re&Act is governed by an independent committee made up of members from the global Roche organisation.

Cris Wilbur
Chair | Chief People Officer, Roche
Patience Grüninger
Secretary | Head Corporate Donations and Philanthropy, Roche
Frank Dietler
Treasurer | Pension Fund Asset Management, Roche
Alvaro Soto
Trustee | General Manager Central America and Caribbean, Roche
Diana Edralin
Trustee | General Manager Philippines, Roche
Heidi Bürgi
Trustee | Group Legal Counsel, Roche
Jacqueline Wambua
Trustee | Head of Government Affairs East Africa, Roche

UNICEF welcomes the support of Re&Act, whose contributions continue to bring about immediate and lasting change for those we work with, providing them with a better future.

The Re&Act Foundation was established in 2006 to manage voluntary financial contributions from Roche employees to support NGOs focusing on helping children around the world.

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