Supplier Code of Conduct

Collaboration with suppliers for sustainable value creation

Procurement supports Roche in doing now what patients need next by delivering value beyond savings, driving sustainability in the communities where our patients live. We are committed to supporting our suppliers to do the same. There is no Planet B.

Roche believes that good business means a better world. We deliver medical solutions while striving for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Our suppliers are business partners with expertise and capabilities that we use to enable improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and business continuity which allows Roche to deliver medical innovations to benefit our patients. We hold ourselves and our suppliers to the same high standards through the Supplier Code of Conduct.

The Roche Supplier Code of Conduct incorporates the 5 auditable key principles of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) :

  • Ethics: Suppliers shall conduct their business in an ethical manner and act with integrity.

  • Human Rights and Labour: Suppliers shall be committed to ensuring the human rights of workers and to treating them with dignity and respect.

  • Health and Safety: Suppliers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment, including for any company-provided living quarters.

  • Environment: Suppliers shall operate in an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient manner. Suppliers are expected to conserve natural resources by sourcing material sustainably, to minimise the use of hazardous materials, to engage in activities that reuse and recycle, and are encouraged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Management Systems: Suppliers shall use management systems to facilitate compliance and continual improvement of these principles.

In addition to these 5 auditable sustainability principles, we ask our suppliers to protect intellectual property and customer information, promote economic sustainability in their communities, and support diverse suppliers.

Roche Supplier Code of Conduct (English)

Roche Supplier Code of Conduct (German)

Please also have a look to the Supplier Code of Conduct eLearning (update planned for 2023).

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