Diversity & Inclusion

I fundamentally believe that diversity of people enhances innovation. The different ways of thinking foster creativity. But just having diversity is not enough. We have to embrace and appreciate each other’s diversity to translate it into novel ideas – that’s why inclusion of people is so important.
Quote from CEO Severin Schwan

Our differences are our strength!

At Roche we believe in the value of diversity and inclusion, and in its ability to help us ‘Doing now what patients need next.’

We all want to make a contribution and that contribution is defined not only by our education and qualifications but also by our upbringing, culture, beliefs and attitudes.

We at Roche embrace our people’s visible and invisible differences, be it age, gender, physical abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, culture, life experience, working or thinking styles, capabilities, preferences, and needs.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where differing ideas can be exchanged openly and in which every individual feels valued and respected and can develop to their full potential.

Did you know?

  • In Switzerland, we have people of more than 90 different nationalities working at the Roche headquarters, and almost half of them are women.
  • Our employees also have the opportunity to join four employee networks representing family, career, gender and the LGBT community.
  • Roche set itself a global gender goal of increasing the number of female leaders in key positions by at least 50%.
  • We celebrate international days alongside hosting the Roche Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit and the Diversity and Inclusion Award, for which employees are able to nominate their colleagues.

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