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Roche ranked most sustainable healthcare company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the eighth year running

Roche ranked most sustainable healthcare company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the eighth year running

For the eighth consecutive year, Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has been recognised as Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This is based on an in-depth analysis of economic, social and environmental performance. The DJSI family of indices serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.

Roche performed particularly well across a number of categories and DJSI noted that Roche has maintained its leadership in the pharmaceuticals sector through its excellent sustainability strategy, which is fully embedded in the company’s business and culture. This year’s DJSI assessment emphasised that by placing focus on access to healthcare, compliance and transparency, diverse work culture and collaborating with diverse partners, Roche is committed to creating value for all of its stakeholders.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” says Roche CEO Severin Schwan. “Our selection once again as the world’s most sustainable healthcare company was only possible through the dedicated efforts of Roche employees across the Group. Sustainability is an integral part of what we do at Roche and at the heart of our business, now and in the future. I strongly believe that our main contribution to society is improving healthcare, developing diagnostic tests and medicines to meet some of the most urgent medical needs. If we are successful in exactly doing this, we will have a long and lasting impact.”

Roche has been pursuing a commitment to sustainability for 120 years. In 2016, Roche has also taken first steps in direct response to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unanimously adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Roche is committed to supporting a number of the SDGs in line with its business strategy; in particular SDG3, which aims at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.

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