About Roche

Throughout our 125-year history, Roche has grown into one of the world’s largest biotech companies, as well as a leading provider of in-vitro diagnostics and a global supplier of transformative innovative solutions across major disease areas. Our commitment to our people, partners, stakeholders and, most importantly, our patients remains as strong as it was on the first day of our journey.

A pioneer in healthcare

We have been committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally.

The frontrunner in personalised healthcare

Roche was one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients. With our combined strength in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped than any other company to further drive personalised healthcare. Two-thirds of our Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics.

The world's largest biotech company

We are the world's number 1 in biotech with 14 biopharmaceuticals on the market. Over half of the compounds in our product pipeline are biopharmaceuticals, enabling us to deliver better-targeted therapies.

The global leader in cancer treatments

We have been at the forefront of cancer research and treatment for over 50 years, with medicines for breast, skin, colon, ovarian, lung and numerous other cancers.

The leading provider of in vitro diagnostics

We offer doctors profound information to guide treatments and to answer more patients’ questions than any other company. And our tests enable hospitals and labs to deliver that information quickly and reliably.

A committed investor in innovation

We invest around 9 billion Swiss francs in Research and Development every year because innovation is our lifeblood. This is amongst the highest Research and Development spends in theworld across all industries.

An extraordinary workplace

We are a force of over 88,000 people working together across more than 150 countries. Roche is consistently ranked as employer of choice by its employees and by external institutions.

A sustainable company

For many years running we have been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as the leader in sustainability within our industry.

Our Priorities

We believe in the importance of having a clear set of priorities to guide us through an ever-changing environment. Our aim is to achieve long-term sustainable growth and deliver value to all our stakeholders.

We focus on developing innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help patients live longer, better lives. Two-thirds of all diseases are either still not treated adequately or not treated at all. This medical need is enormous and better diagnostics and medicines can make a huge difference to the lives of millions of patients and their families.

We strive to address unmet medical needs through excellence in science. Breakthroughs in science and technology increasingly allow us to find out precisely what is malfunctioning in the body and develop medicines to counter the problem. We focus on oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases and neuroscience, however we remain flexible and follow the science as new insights become available.

We combine our strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to better fit treatments to patients. By understanding genetic differences between individuals and tailoring treatments, the efficacy and safety of medicines can be improved enormously. To this end we have a companion diagnostic strategy for molecules we develop.

We aim to bring our medicines and diagnostic tests to as many people in need as possible. Every healthcare system comes with different challenges and we work with many different local partners to reduce barriers to accessing healthcare and establish innovative, sustainable ways to bring effective and affordable healthcare to patients.

We are committed to constantly strengthening and maintaining an excellent workplace where every person feels valued and respected, and can grow to his or her full potential. Our people make our business. They discover, develop and manufacture our products, ensuring they reach the patients who need them. We believe the key to our success lies in our ability to attract, retain and motivate a highly skilled and diverse workforce.

We run our business in a way that is ethical and aims to create long-term value for all stakeholders. We want to create value through developing medical solutions and we aim for as many people to benefit from them as possible. We believe that our success lies in our ability to develop strategies where both industry and society benefit in a sustainable way.

Who we are. What we do. Why we come to work each day.

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

We are Roche.

At Roche Canada, we want our employees to leave their mark…to make a positive difference in the health and lives of Canadians.

Working for Roche means more than just having a job. To us, it means maintaining our personal integrity, thinking boldly and being passionately committed to improving the field of medicine. Our three core values are central to how we behave as individuals, and collectively as an organization.

Integrity is a fundamental value for our organization. Integrity resides in each of our employees, encouraging honesty and a recognition of our strengths and weaknesses. It also guides our professional and commercial practices, through the exercise of respect, honesty, transparency and fairness. Equally, integrity governs our work with communities and society in general, as we fulfill our responsibility to be good corporate citizens.

Courage is the cornerstone of our success. We think boldly and take on new ideas and approaches that often require some element of risk. It takes courage to create new ways to communicate, and new ways to strengthen teamwork and collaboration. It takes courage for our employees to innovate and become leaders of change. This is why we empower them with the tools they need to change how we work. We take pride in our achievements, while learning from our mistakes. We have the power to remain competitive because we have the courage to reinvent ourselves.

Passion is what drives us to outperform and take on new challenges. We are motivated by the passion to succeed – guided by excellence, high standards, and a dedication to efficiency and uncompromising quality. We are passionate about the excellence of our medicines and diagnostics because we believe that our company exists for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs of the people we impact.

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