The Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Sustainability Report

At Roche, sustainability is a cornerstone of our vision, values and standards.  We pride ourselves in our ability to redefine patient care through integrated diagnostic solutions, while respecting the people, communities and the world we live in. 

We’re drivers of sustainability internally and externally – employees within Roche are encouraged to integrate sustainable practices into their daily work, and balance their goals with the interests of society. 

Our sustainability report summarises the progress that Roche has made towards contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and showcases the in-country efforts that our team has undertaken over the past 2 years, improving healthcare and sustainability outcomes for those around us. 

Our commitment to the UN SDGs

As a global healthcare company, we are committed to supporting a number of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with our business strategy; in particular SDG 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing

No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action Life Below Water Life on Land Peace Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the goals  

Our approach to sustainability in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is home to 60% of the world’s population. As the fastest ageing region in the world, where those aged 65 and above will grow to over 520 million in 2027, healthcare systems are poised to face newer challenges – which we’re ready to take on head first.

Roche’s approach to sustainability encompasses making a positive impact on society in many ways providing a great workplace, being a trustworthy partner, engaging our communities and supporting the environment. Considering the needs of the region, we have adapted our sustainability approach using the following principles:

Delivering patient centric innovation
Meeting high standard of business ethics
Access to healthcare and diagnostics
Supporting Communities
Fostering a great workplace
Minimising our environment footprint

Our impact across our affiliates

At Roche, we work across disciplines and geographical boundaries to enhance scientific discovery and redefine the possibilities for patients’ lives. Every country has its own nuances and complexities, and we want to understand them inside out – enabling us to bring the best possible benefit to our patients.

Here is a snapshot of our impact in the region

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CEO Severin Schwan on sustainability

Roche CEO Severin Schwan talks about the importance of embedding sustainability in Roche’s company culture and business strategy, explaining, “Our mission is to improve patients’ lives, to develop ever-better diagnostics and medicines. This is what our contribution to society is.”

Why sustainability matters

Hear directly from Roche’s employees and patients in their sustainability stories which discuss the importance of gender equality, data transparency and increasing accessibility to healthcare solutions.


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