Our SHE Goals and Performance

Our goals

According to the principles of a sustainable development Roche is striving for a continuous improvement also in the area of safety, security, health and environmental protection. This can be achieved by changing behaviour, by adapting equipment to the most recent standards or developing new innovative processes. However, a sustainable effect can only be obtained within a longer time frame.

Roche wants to further promote this trend of continuous improvement in the various areas of SHE and achieve progress where ever it is possible and economically viable. In a series of workshops, aimed at the Roche Group, as well as discussions with internal and external experts, mid-term targets have been set for the period 2015–2020.

In addition to the 5-year goals for 2015 - 2020, which are still ongoing, we have established the next set of 5-year goals for the years 2020 - 2025, including a 10-year ambition (2029) for a 50% reduction of our total environmental impact (eco-balance for operations and product stewardship score for products) and a goal to achieve real zero greenhouse gas emissions from scope 1 & 2 (own operations and purchased energies) by 2050. For the detailed goals please see:
SHE Goals 2020 - 2025 for the Roche Group

Monitoring performance

Roche is committed to sustainable development. Our goals reflect that commitment as we strive for continuous improvement wherever possible and economically viable. Careful use of resources with minimal environmental impact is an important element in sustainable development. Reflecting its commitment to sustainability, Roche is continuously endeavouring to reduce its consumption of materials and energy and to cut the quantities of waste and emissions it generates. We are making steady progress toward our goals, however, sustainable benefits can only be realised over a longer time frame.