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Australia

Roche Diagnostics Australia

Present since 1974 | 29.8% market share in invitro diagnostics | 74% market share in STI testing

From 2018 – 2019

Our diagnostic tools benefitted 110,000+ people | 274+ diagnostic solutions received approval | 242+ healthcare professionals trained

The Healthcare Landscape

Australia is home to 25.2 million people, all of whom are covered by the country’s public health insurance, Medicare. Leading topics in the healthcare debate are increased cost pressures, the impact of chronic diseases and the need to improve efficiencies.

Our contribution to Sustainability
 
  • Delivering patient-centric innovation: We supported a Troponin T study published in 2019 which demonstrated the value of our one-hour diagnostic test (versus 3 to 6 hours) for identifying heart attacks in real-world clinical practice.
  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: In Australia, our efforts are focused on disease awareness, screening and early diagnosis, healthcare infrastructure and sustainable funding solutions. 
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: In 2018-2019, we trained more than 240 healthcare practitioners and laboratory professionals through our educational initiatives, which were tailored to their unique needs. 
    • Sustainable funding solutions: We are working closely with the Australian government to gain public reimbursement for non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT). This will be an important milestone in the country’s efforts to boost its equity of care, ensuring that women across all backgrounds can have a less invasive procedure to assess and identify genetic abnormalities early in their pregnancy.
  • Fostering a great workplace: Our Australian workforce is made up of 43% women and the leadership team is 42% female.
  • Supporting communities: As part of our annual Roche Children’s Walk, our employees in Australia led initiatives to raise awareness and funds in support of disadvantaged children in the country and around the world. Our efforts in Australia benefited local charities as well as the Roche Employee Action and Charity Trust (Re&Act).
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: Our corporate office in Sydney was recently renovated with an environmentally friendly design, including LED lights to promote energy efficiency, and natural insulation materials for improved temperature regulation and noise reduction. Our warehouse facility also incorporates a water run-off system.