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China

Roche Diagnostics China

Present since 2000 | 20% market share in invitro diagnostics | 2,800+ employees across Roche Diagnostics China’s 10 offices

From 2018 – 2019

500+ volunteers contributed 1,300+ hours

The Healthcare Landscape 

China’s central government is responsible for national health legislation, policy and administration for its population of more than 1.43 billion. In recent decades, the country’s ageing population, health insurance reforms, economic development, and advancement in health technology have resulted in higher healthcare expenditures.

Our contribution to Sustainability

  • Delivering patient-centric innovation: In 2019, we developed an artificial intelligence module to bolster auto-validation at the Qilu Hospital in Shandong University, helping to alleviate the manual review workload and reduce dependency on laboratory staff. 
  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: In China, we focused on increasing the awareness of the value of diagnostics, and aimed to strengthen healthcare capacity in the nation. 
    • Increasing awareness of the value of diagnostics: In partnership with healthcare organisations in China, we commemorated World Hepatitis Day by promoting disease prevention and the screening of hepatitis – reaching 400,000 people. We also conducted free human papillomavirus (HPV) tests and conducted an educational lecture on cervical cancer, which was attended by approximately 100 people. 
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: We conducted trainings for laboratory professionals to improve testing efficiency and quality as well as to promote lean management practices. Since 2018, we have conducted four courses and educated more than 300 laboratory professionals. In 2019, the course was upgraded to become a part of the Roche Healthcare College (RHC) to provide more comprehensive courses.
  • Fostering a great workplace: Our WIN-Women Leadership Program have promoted learning and development as well as diversity and inclusion for 117 female leaders in Shanghai since 2015. 
  • Supporting communities: Since 2003, we have partnered with 19 universities and institutes of higher learning to offer scholarships for in vitro diagnostics education, the first of its kind in the industry, and funding for related research. More than 1,150 students have benefited from the scholarship program and over 70 researchers have received funding. For our annual Roche’s Children Walk, our employees across our ten offices in China have raised a total of RMB 229,220 in 2018 and 2019 to support the education of underprivileged children.
  • Meeting high standards of business ethics: In the face of a highly competitive and regulated landscape in China, we maintain high standards of business ethics and integrity to ensure our operations comply with all regulations and quality standards. We also foster transparent communications with all our customers and business partners. 
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: We partnered with Roots & Shoots China in 2015 for our Million Trees Project as part of our efforts in rebuilding the planet’s ecosystem. To date, our employees have planted 11,500 saplings in Inner Mongolia.