Our Purpose and Values
Serving patients and customers has always been at the heart of what we do!

Our organization has a glorious history spanning 125 years of advancing the field of medicine and bringing novel treatments to patients. The patient is and will always remain at the core of what we do, the reason we come to work every day. Benefiting people in need—motivated and skilled employees collaborate across cultures and locations to develop life-saving products. We share one purpose and are shaped by a common set of values.

We are


A global company, a pioneer in healthcare.

Led by science

We have a unique expertise for combining molecular biology and technologies to create insights and products that advance science and medical practice for the benefit of patients.


We have an internal work culture led and shaped by ‘family values’ centered on integrity and ethics; our work has a purpose, delivering meaningful innovation for patients, for improving lives.


We advance science in partnership with society with the goal to save lives and improve lives in the best way possible.


A global healthcare company since 1896 with a long-term perspective and a lasting impact on the society.

Roche at a glance 2021

Employing 100,920 people

Sales of CHF 62.8 billion

32 Roche medicines on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

R&D core investments of CHF 13.7 billion

16.4 million patients treated with Roche medicines

Ranked as one of the most sustainable h ealthcare companies by DJSI*

27 billion tests conducted with Roche Diagnostics products

*Dow Jones Sustainability Indiceds

For us, staying innovative - and ahead of the competitors - means new, unknown paths, taking risks, trying out new ideas and constantly reinventing ourselves.
Dr. Severin Schwan
Chief Executive Officer Roche Group

Inspired by a common purpose

At Roche – we work towards a purpose – doing now what patients need next. No matter which division, country or business area we work in – ultimately we know that the work we do can improve the lives of people in society, especially the lives of a patient.

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.

A strong foundation of values that define us

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