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We have followed the Global Reporting Initiative's Reporting (GRI G4) guidelines since 2014. By using the GRI guidelines, we disclose the most critical impacts of our activities on the environment, society and the economy. As of the 2017 reporting period, we transitioned to the newly introduced GRI Standards, which are based on the key concepts and disclosures of the GRI G4 guidelines. We report in accordance with the standards at core level but also go beyond the requirements for core level for a number of indicators.

In 2014, In accordance with the GRI guidelines, we conducted a materiality assessment of key topics that are highly relevant to us and to our key stakeholders. Materiality

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GRI Disclosure Number GRI Standard Title Disclosure Title Reference Comments
GRI 102-1 General Disclosures Name of the organization Annual Report 2018, outside backcover
Finance Report 2018, outside backcover
www.roche.com
GRI 102-10 General Disclosures Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Finance Report 2018, p.6-8, 58-64
GRI 102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Annual Report 2018, p.4-5
GRI 102-12 General Disclosures External initiatives Memberships and International CR Recommendations
Positions and policies
Stakeholder engagement
Our approach to sustainability
GRI 102-13 General Disclosures Membership of associations Annual Report 2018, p.100-101
Memberships and International CR Recommendations
Stakeholder engagement
Public Policy
Working with Patient Organisations
GRI 102-14 General Disclosures Statement from the most senior decision-maker Annual Report 2018, p.12
GRI 102-16 General Disclosures Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior The Roche Group Code of Conduct
Annual Report 2018, p.95-101
Chief Compliance Officer
Annual Report 2018, p. 105-119
GRI 102-18 General Disclosures Governance structure Governance
Annual Report 2018, p.22-37
GRI 102-2 General Disclosures Activities, brands, products, and services Finance Report 2018, p.12-21, 22-27
Products
Pipeline
GRI 102-3 General Disclosures Location of headquarters Annual Report 2017, outside backcover
Roche affiliates worldwide
Finance Report 2018, p. 122
GRI 102-4 General Disclosures Location of operations Roche affiliates worldwide
Employee Policy
GRI 102-41 General Disclosures Collective bargaining agreements Performance indicators
Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-40 General Disclosures List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-42 General Disclosures Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-43 General Disclosures Approach to stakeholder engagement Annual Report 2018, p. 47-49, 59-65, 89-93, 95-101
GRI 102-44 General Disclosures Key topics and concerns raised Annual Report 2017, p.8-11, 54-63, 94-101
Materiality
GRI 102-45 General Disclosures Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Roche affiliates worldwide
Finance Report 2018, p.122-126
GRI 102-46 General Disclosures Defining report content and topic Boundaries Finance Report 2017, p.39, 118-126
Materiality
GRI 102-47 General Disclosures List of material topics Annual Report 2018, p.5
Finance Report 2018, p. 58-64
GRI 102-48 General Disclosures Restatements of information Finance Report 2018, p.46-48, 127-137
GRI 102-49 General Disclosures Changes in reporting Annual Report 2018, p.4-5
GRI 102-5 General Disclosures Ownership and legal form Finance Report 2018, p.168-172
Governance
GRI 102-50 General Disclosures Reporting period Annual Report 2018, p.4
GRI 102-51 General Disclosures Date of most recent report Annual Reports
GRI 102-52 Reporting cycle Annual Report 2018, p.4
GRI 102-53 General Disclosures Contact point for questions regarding the report Finance Report 2018, p.176
Annual Report 2018, p.150
GRI 102-54 General Disclosures Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Annual Report 2018, p.4-5
GRI 102-56 General Disclosures External assurance Finance Report 2018, p.174-174
Annual Report 2018, p.147-149
GRI 102-6 General Disclosures Markets served Finance Report 2018, p.10-16, 22-24
Annual Report 2018, inside cover, p.21-37
GRI 102-7 General Disclosures Scale of the organization Finance Report 2018, inside cover
Performance indicators
Annual Report 2018, Highlights
GRI 102-8 General Disclosures Information on employees and other workers Annual Report 2018, Highlights
Performance indicators Confidentiality constraints
Break down by gender is not applicable due to local legislation (US)
GRI 102-9 General Disclosures Supply chain Suppliers and service providers
GRI 103-1 Management Approach Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality
GRI 103-2 Management approach Management approach and its components Annual Report 2018, p. 8
GRI 201-1 Economic Performance Direct economic value generated and distributed Finance Report 2018, p.55, 96
Performance indicators
GRI 202-1 Market Presence Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage Confidentiality constraints
Roche does not disclose externally any salary and wages related data except the remuneration of the Corporate Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Annual Report 2018, p. 121-146
GRI 203-2 Indirect Economic Impacts Significant indirect economic impacts Materiality
Suppliers and service providers
GRI 204-1 Procurement Practices Proportion of spending on local suppliers Suppliers Goals and Performance Not applicable
Roche discloses the information only on global level
GRI 205-1 Anti-Corruption Operations asessed for risks related to corruption Annual Report 2018, p.100
Performance Indicators
GRI 206-1 Anti-Competitive Behaviour Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices
GRI 301-1 Materials Materials used by weight or volume SHE Goals and Performance Not applicable
Roche discloses only total volumes used.
Resources and Raw Materials
Performance Indicators
Annual Report 2018, p.80-87
GRI 302-3 Energy Energy intensity SHE Goals and Performance
Performance Indicators
Resources and Raw Materials
Annual Report 2018, p.82-83
GRI 303-1 Water Water withdrawal by source Resources and Raw Materials
SHE Goals and Performance
Annual Report 2018, p.86
GRI 304-3 Biodiversity Habitats protected or restored SHE Goals and Performance
Resources and Raw Materials
Annual Report 2018, p.86-87
GRI 305-4 Emissions Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity Annual Report 2018, p.84-85
GRI 306-1 Effluents and Waste Water discharge by quality and destination Annual Report 2018, p.86 Not applicable
Roche discloses only total volumes of water discharge.
SHE Goals and Performance
GRI 307-1 Environmental Compliance Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Annual Report 2018, p.80-87 No Fines in 2018
GRI 308-2 Supplier Environmental Assessment Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Suppliers Goals and Performance
SHE Goals and Performance
GRI 401-1 Employment New employee hires and employee turnover Performance Indicators Confidentiality constraints
Break down by age group, gender is not shared publicly.
GRI 402-1 Labor/Management Relations Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Safety, Health and Wellbeing
GRI 403-1 Occupational Health and Safety Workers representation in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees Safety, Health and Wellbeing
GRI 404-2 Training and Education Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Annual Report 2018, p.70-75
Careers and Development
GRI 405-1 Diversity and Equal Opportunity Diversity of government bodies and employees Performance Indicators Confidentiality constraints
Break down by age group, gender is not shared publicly.
Diversity and Inclusion
Annual Report 2018, p.105-119
GRI 405-2 Diversity and Equal Opportunity Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men Employment Policy Confidentiality constraints
Roche does not disclose externally any salary and wages related data except the remuneration of the Corporate Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Annual Report 2018, p.121-146
GRI 406-1 Non-discrimination Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Employment Policy
Human Rights
Annual Report 2018, p.100-101
GRI 407-1 Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of assocation and collective bargaining may be at risk Not applicable
In Roche we do not have operations or suppliers where this could be a significant risk of freedom violation
Employment Policy
GRI 408-1 Child Labor Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor Not applicable
In Roche we do not have operations or suppliers where this could be a significant risk for incidents of child labour.
We cover the question of child labour via our Roche Supplier Code of Conduct and the PSCI (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative)
GRI 409-1 Forced or Compulsory Labor Operatinos and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor Supplier Code of Conduct Not applicable
In Roche we do not have operations or suppliers where this could be a significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor.
GRI 410-1 Security Practices Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures
All employees when starting in the group complete our e-learning Code-of-Conduct program which covers all our policies and guidelines (the completion is mandatory and monitored), including human rights.
GRI 411-1 Rights of Indigenous Peoples Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people Not applicable
The number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people is not material for our business.
GRI 412-1 Human Rights Assessment Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Suppliers and service providers
Suppliers Goals and Performance
Materiality
Annual Report 2018, p.100-101
GRI 412-3 Human Rights Assessment Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening Human Rights
Suppliers and service providers
Annual Report 2018, p.100-101 Almost all of our investment agreements include human rights clauses, a human rights screening and/or make reference to the Roche Supplier Code of Conduct (which includes human rights). More than 75% of our new bidding processes and contracts contain sustainability clauses that refer to the Roche Supplier Code of Conduct. Human rights are also part of our audits of suppliers that we conduct under the PSCI Principles.
GRI 413-1 Local Communities Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Supporting Communities
Annual Report 2018, p.89-93
GRI 414-1 Supplier Social Assessment New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Supplier Code of Conduct
Human Rights
Suppliers Goals and Performance
Suppliers and service providers All critical suppliers have undergone human right screening.
GRI 414-2 Supplier Social Assessment Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Supplier Code of Conduct
Human Rights
Annual Report 2018, p.100-101
GRI 415-1 Public Policy Political contributions Annual Report 2018, p.101
GRI 416-1 Customer Health and Safety Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Medical information
GRI 417-1 Marketing and Labeling Requirements for product and service information and labeling Anti-Counterfeiting
GRI 418-1 Customer Privacy Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Finance Report 2018, p.80-84
GRI 419-1 Socioeconomic Compliance Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Finance Report 2018, p.80-84
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