Diversity and Inclusion at Roche Pharma

At Roche, we aim to embrace the diversity of differences of all our people. We strive to be inclusive and encourage the richness of ideas, experiences and styles that our diversity brings.

All facets of diversity are important to us (including gender, age, ability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and religion) and we endeavour to create an environment where every individual can contribute and realise their potential. 

It is our goal to ensure each employee feels safe, valued and respected. We believe diversity goes beyond visible differences to include different educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. By embracing diversity and striving for inclusion, we can enrich every discussion and decision at Roche, bring our purpose to life and create a sense of safety and belonging for employees. 

To achieve our diversity and inclusion goals, we have a number of dedicated employee networks who help to strengthen our culture of openness, respect, and inclusion by embracing employees in all aspects of their personality and individuality. 

RocheAbility promotes the inclusion of people with disability,  both visible and non-visible, enabling everyone to reach their full potential and recognises individual life experiences and supports employees caring for people with disability.

We have a dedicated plan focusing on Ability within Roche and to help us deliver on our plan, we have partnered with Australian Network on Disability (AND) to understand how we can create a safer and more inclusive place for our people and customers.

We recognise the importance of raising awareness of visible and non-visible disabilities, removing barriers, increasing understanding, and building allyship and our approach utilises a combination of education, initiatives, and events such as Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability.

At Roche Pharma Australia, we take pride in diversity and strive for inclusion, and that’s why we have a dedicated LGBTQ & Allies network, who promote Roche’s ongoing commitment to providing an equitable, inclusive and respectful working environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Our employee network Out, Proud and Equal Network (OPEN) promotes understanding, awareness and advocacy of the LGBTQ community through creating a network of members and allies across the company consisting of those who do and do not identify.

Together with our allies, leaders, partners and local communities, we strive to foster a safe environment in which every individual at Roche feels comfortable bringing their true, authentic selves to work doing now what patients need next.

OPEN provides support through partnering with external organisations; providing current information, resources, guidance and training; and by recognising and promoting significant LGBTQ events. We actively work towards ensuring bias and prejudice is addressed, and our policies and practices are based on inclusive language and specifically address the needs of our LGBTQ employees. 

Roche is a proud participant in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), which drives best practice in Australia for LGBTQ inclusion and we are committed to focusing on continuous improvement in this area. 

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