Our approach is holistic and integrates the three dimensions of sustainability.
Society: how we contribute to a better tomorrow for all
Environment: how we minimise our impact on nature
Economy: how we invest in medical advances, create jobs and ensure livelihoods
Our purpose is to do now what patients need next. How we identify and meet those needs − what we do every day − must be sustainable if we are to succeed. It is why sustainability is built into our business strategy and part of everyone’s job at Roche.
We contribute to a better society by enabling the right treatment for the right patient at the right time for the right value. We do this by developing new medicines and ways of diagnosing disease and insights from data.
Our people are at the heart of who we are. We prioritise employee safety, health and development while encouraging a workplace environment that embraces inclusion, integrity, mutual respect and equal opportunities for all.
While safety and health always come first, we are committed to provide an increasingly diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects our local communities around the world.
Protecting the health and safety of our people while enhancing their wellbeing is a top priority. At Roche, we recognise a safe workplace as a human right, and are committed to preventing and mitigating identified risks.
We depend on the contributions of our talented workforce who drive our progress while also providing opportunities to develop and grow.
Respect for a healthy planet and the environment has always been a priority of our founding families and the company. We are committed to halving the environmental impact of our operations and products from 2019 to 2029.
Reducing the effects of climate change is a pillar of our commitment to the environment. We seek to help counter the negative impacts of global warming by reducing our air and water emissions and continuously monitoring and managing our environmental impact.
We thoroughly analyse and manage climate change risks as an integral part of our environmental risk management in order to avoid, reduce or mitigate these negative impacts. For our analysis we follow the TCFD framework (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).
One of our top priorities remains lowering our air emissions and water contamination and reaching absolute zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
We recognise climate change as one of the largest global risks and are committed to addressing it as a matter of urgency.
Minimising environmental impacts of our products throughout their lifecycle by developing and using circular solutions.
Supporting our suppliers to decarbonise their operations and processes, reducing their emissions for our mutual benefit.
Our business must meet the needs of patients and continue creating quality jobs that provide people and their families with secure livelihoods, while earning competitive returns for our investors.
Transparency and accountability are essential to maintain trust and fulfil our purpose. We measure our sustainability performance against our time-bound goals, reporting publicly to promote transparency and improve our business everywhere we operate.
Our governance structure enables us to advance our sustainability agenda, ensuring close alignment with our business strategy while maintaining a close level of engagement with our external stakeholders.
Sustainability is integrated into Roche’s corporate vision, values, operating standards and guidelines. This approach means no single department is responsible for managing sustainability. Instead, all employees are encouraged to integrate sustainable practices in their work.