Integrity, Courage & Passion
At Roche we have always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct in our business and all our dealings. How we operate is as important as what we do and why we do it.
Healthcare practitioners trust us with their reputation, patients trust us with their health and communities trust us with their future. This is the basis upon which we have built our focus on long-term value creation. Through stringent internal controls and a healthy ethical culture, we ensure the future prosperity of our business and that of our stakeholders.
Our ethical standards and commitments are embodied in both our Corporate Principles and our Roche Values—Integrity, Courage and Passion. These are outlined fully in our Code of Conduct.
Our Code of Conduct provides all Roche employees, and others who act for us, with a clear understanding of the principles of business conduct, standards, and ethical behaviours that are expected of them. We entrust each and every member of our global team to uphold and abide by the principles and standards the Code sets out. All employees engage in mandatory training to ensure they fully understand the Roche Code of Conduct.
Our Performance Management Principles ensure that employee compensation addresses not only the results they achieve, but also how they achieve them. In particular, the principles consider whether employees’ performance reflects our Roche Values.
The advertising of medicinal products in Ireland is regulated by the Medicinal Products (Control of Advertising) Regulations, 2007. These Regulations enact in Irish law Directive 2001/83/EC as amended by Directive 2004/27/EC relating to medicinal products for human use.
The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Authority Codes of Practice
All pharmaceutical companies in Ireland, including Roche, are subject to the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Authority (IPHA) Code of Practice in relation to the advertising and promotion of prescription medicines to healthcare professionals. Roche is a member of IPHA and is committed to adhering to the Code of Practice in all areas of our business. The Code of Practice is in place to ensure that the highest possible standards in the promotion and advertising of medicines are upheld by pharmaceutical companies in Ireland.
Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry
The Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry was prepared by the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) with a view to securing the universal acceptance and adoption of high standards of conduct in the marketing of medicinal products to healthcare professionals, whether intended for use under medical supervision or otherwise.
Roche is committed to bringing greater transparency to our relationships with healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations and we believe that the disclosure of transfers of value is to build understanding of the collaboration with healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations and the recognition of its value to patient care.