Reporting as a management tool

Roche’s non-financial reporting is directed by the Corporate Sustainability Committee and assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The data and information collected serve as a guide for reviewing and adjusting the sustainability strategy.  We firmly believe that transparent reporting helps us improve our business. We are committed to communicate relevant, clear, balanced and accurate information to our stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement

Reporting scope

We provide integrated information about Roche’s financial and non-financial performance in our Annual Report, Finance Report and online report, and cover all regions and divisions from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

The reporting scope is defined and outlined in our Finance Report and there have been no significant changes in scope in 2016 compared to 2015.       

Reporting in accordance with the latest GRI guidelines

Since 2014 we have followed the Global Reporting Initiative's Reporting G4 (GRI G4) guidelines, with disclosure at core application level. We also report a number of additional indicators beyond the requirements for core level. These are listed in the GRI G4 Index. GRI-G4 Index

In accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines, we conducted a materiality assessment of key topics that are highly relevant to us and to our key stakeholders. Materiality

Data collection

The GRI G4 guidelines and the European Chemical Industry Council’s (CEFIC) Responsible Care Reporting Guidelines provide the standard for data collection and presentation. Each year Roche requires all Roche sites to provide data and information covering indicators of safety, health and environmental performance, including all the indicators required under CEFIC guidelines, HR information along with details of contributions to healthcare professionals, patient organisations and philanthropic donations. Five-year trends are charted for each indicator. Coverage of economic performance data and the social dimensions of sustainability closely follow GRI recommendations. In addition, Roche recognises and follows the international standard ISO 26000 guidance on social responsibility.

We track our performance against key financial and non-financial indicators. Performance

External assurance

Our current Annual Report includes an independent assurance report on our non-financial reporting, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. Independent assurance report