Sustainability Principles

Our Sustainability Principles, as documented in the Roche Supplier Code of Conduct , require our suppliers to manage business continuity through ethical business practices (Governance); act as responsible stewards of natural resources and minimize their negative impact on the environment (Environmental); and protect human rights and the communities in which they operate (Social).

Sustainable Procurement practices help to ensure that our supplier expectations are not achieved in ways that negatively impact essential environmental, social and governance standards.

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The Roche Sustainability Principles

All suppliers must commit to the Roche Supplier Code of Conduct , or their own equivalent Sustainability code, and allow Roche to audit their compliance to its principles.

Increasing Sustainability Standards

Roche is a member of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative ( PSCI ), a collaboration of more than 40 pharmaceutical companies and suppliers with a shared vision to establish and promote responsible business practices that continuously improve human rights, ethics, labor, health, safety and environmentally sustainable outcomes for pharmaceutical supply chains ( the PSCI Principles ).

Roche has included the PSCI Principles in the Roche Supplier Code of Conduct and our Supplier Sustainability Assurance Visit program leverages the x PSCI Audit Program .

The PSCI supplier audit program allows suppliers to share audit reports with PSCI members thereby reducing duplication of audits.

Increasing sustainability standards’

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 Rights: Suppliers shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat 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 efficient manner, and they shall minimise adverse impacts on the environment.

  • Management Systems: Suppliers shall use management systems to facilitate continual improvement and compliance with the expectations 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.

The code also asks suppliers for cooperation with Roche on innovation, economic sustainability and diversity.

Roche Supplier Code of Conduct (English)

Roche Supplier Code of Conduct (French)

Please look for our new Supplier Code of Conduct eLearning in January, 2020. Supplier Code of Conduct e-learning Program

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