Welcome to Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz

At Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz our heart beats for innovative solutions that improve healthcare for patients. We are the largest manufacturer of fully automated in vitro diagnostic systems in Switzerland. As the main location for the Diagnostics Division, we invest in research and development for new tests and systems for the rapid and reliable diagnosis of diseases. With their diverse backgrounds, over 2,600 employees contribute decisively to our success. We are a melting pot of clever and creative talent, and the way we work together across global and local functions makes us unique. Team spirit and passion allied with Swiss depen­dability are central to our innovative solutions – from the science and the concept through to the industrial application. At the Rotkreuz site, we are driving advances in diagnostics and exploiting digital potential for better healthcare – for Roche and for our patients worldwide. We also take our social, environmental and economic responsibility very seriously. We operate our business sustain­ably, ensure the safety of our employees, minimise the environmental impacts of our products and activities, and support local projects. Together we are making an important contribution to the Roche vision: ”Doing now what patients need next“.

 


Annette Luther
General Manager Roche Diagnostics International AG

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Our purpose

Value of Diagnostics

Great Place to Work

Our leaders

Our Employees

Vocational Training

Diversity and Inclusion

Personalised Healthcare

Innovation

Products

Attractive Surroundings

Our Site

Architecture and Art

Social Responsibility

Sustainability

Campus

Our purpose

Doing now what patients need next

Our Purpose Statement explains why we come to work each day and how we conduct our business.

We believe it is 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 rigour, 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.

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Value of Diagnostics

We believe in the power of knowing

At Roche Diagnostics, we are providing answers today for a healthier tomorrow.

In modern healthcare, in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) goes far beyond simply telling a doctor whether a patient has a certain disease or not. Today, this information is an integral part of decision-making along the entire continuum of a patient’s health or disease. It enables physicians to make full use of IVDs* along the healthcare value chain. Diagnostics allows laboratories to be the reliable partners that healthcare professionals need. It empowers doctors to make the right decisions for their patients at the right time; it allows people to have improved control over their health and wellbeing; and it gives payers and policymakers the confidence that they are investing in the right solutions for patients and the future of healthcare. Modern diagnostics reduces costs by diminishing subsequent health problems, reducing hospitalisation and avoiding unnecessary treatments. The future of sustainable healthcare depends on diagnostics.

*Performed on blood, tissue or other patient samples, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) are a critical source of objective information for improved disease management and patient care.

IVD accounts for ~2% of
worldwide healthcare spending

IVD influences >60% of
clinical decision-making

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Great Place to Work

We have a supportive work environment

We believe in a great place to work, where every person feels valued and respected. Roche knows that every employee can contribute to improving lives as it relates to healthcare.

We therefore strive to provide a work environment, where every employee is valued and respected, can try new approaches and fully develop their skills and interests. We offer careers in a local and an international environment that promotes personal and professional growth in a collaborative and stimulating workplace.

Sustainability

Mobility

Flexible Working

Workspace

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Our leaders

Leadership Commitments

Our leadership commitments set clear expectations for all those in leadership roles at Roche, and represent our leadership promise to our employees.

“I firmly believe that every Roche employee deserves a great leader. Every day I strive to lead by example, consistently demonstrating our values of integrity, courage and passion. This means:

  • I take a genuine interest in people.
  • I listen carefully, tell the truth, and explain ‘the why’.
  • I empower and trust people to make decisions.
  • I discover and develop the potential in people.
  • I strive for excellence and extraordinary results.
  • I set priorities and simplify work.
  • I congratulate people for a job well done.”
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Our Employees

We are proud of who we are

Working at Roche is more than just a job. It means a daily obligation to maintain our personal integrity, to think boldly, and be committed passionately to improving medicine. Our Roche values are the standards and behaviours we expect from ourselves as employees, and are essential to the success of our business.

Integrity: We are open, honest, ethical and genuine.

Courage: We are entrepreneurial and take risks, reach beyond boundaries, and experiment.

Passion: We use our drive and commitment to energise, engage and inspire others.

By cultivating a culture of openness, we encourage everyone to develop their strengths, recognise and address their weaknesses, and continually strive to accomplish ambitious goals.

2600 Employees

66% Men
34% Women

67 nationalities

56% Swiss
19% Germans
25% Others

A highly-skilled workforce

31% Manufacturing & Logistics
30% Research & Development
20% Support Functions
12% Marketing & Distribution
7% Management & Admin.
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Vocational Training

We offer the opportunities to stretch and grow

Roche offers young professionals programmes and opportunities to gain the essential skills (technical, methodological and social) to thrive in the workplace.

Our apprentices learn through classrooms and real-workplace activities how to implement these skills successfully and build their self-confidence. In these ways, we help young people grow and realise their full potential.

www.lehre.roche.com

132 apprentices in 2018, 8 different apprenticeship professions
54 IT-Engineers 
23 Electronic Engineers
15 Business Assistants
12 Design Engineers
12 Lab Technicians 
7

IT-Engineers system technology

6 Logistics Experts
3 ICT-Experts
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Diversity and Inclusion

We value differences

We are a diverse workforce with diverse ideas, skills and ways of thinking. More than 2600 people representing 67 nations work together every day in Rotkreuz.

We believe everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference or religious background, can contribute to the success of our company, and realise his or her full potential for Roche and for society. By embracing diversity, we enrich every decision and discussion at Roche, and bring new, meaningful solutions to healthcare that support our purpose: Doing now what patients need next.

14.3 % Babyboomer
    (1949 –1965)
45.7 % Generation X
    (1966 –1980)
38.6 % Generation Y
    (1981– 2000)
1.4 % Digital Natives
    (2000+)
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Personalised Healthcare

The right treatment for the right patient at the right time

The strengths of both pharmaceuticals and diagnostics combined under one roof have propelled Roche to be the leader in personalised healthcare.

The aim of personalised healthcare is to make modern medical care more targeted and more effective. It enables us to identify differences between groups of patients and improve our understanding of sub-categories of diseases with the ultimate goal of tailoring the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Accessing meaningful data
Making sense of the complexity of today’s vast research and healthcare data.

Generating insights
Transforming medicine with insights from data and analytics.

Realising value
More effective and efficient research allows better patient outcomes.

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Innovation

We provide patients with access to innovation

Since 1896, Roche has worked to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, and make a sustainable contribution to society.

Today, Roche is active in more than 100 countries and is a global pioneer in diagnostics and pharma- ceuticals focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. As the world’s largest biotech company, Roche works to deliver truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. As the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management, Roche works to offer the best, latest diagnostic solutions to healthcare. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. For ten years in a row, Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) has recognised Roche as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry.

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Products

Diagnostic solutions for better answers made in Rotkreuz

We focus on unmet needs in healthcare. At Roche, we develop new and improved diagnostic systems, tests and services that offer significant benefits over existing options.

In vitro diagnostics are a critical source of objective information for improved disease management and patient care. In 2017, 17 billion tests were conducted with Roche instruments. Below are a few of our many products in the diagnostics area:

cobas® Liat® Analyzer
The cobas Liat System is a compact, innovative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction platform designed for on-demand STAT testing at the point of care or in the laboratory, to support time-sensitive diagnoses and treatment decisions. The system generates definitive results in 20 minutes or less.

cobas b 221 Blood Gas System
This fast and reliable blood gas and electrolyte analyser measures 18 key critical care parameters.

cobas® 6800 / 8800 System
Rapidly completes daily molecular testing requirements. Delivers the fastest results (completing the first 96 tests in less than 3.5 hours) and analytics.

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Attractive Surroundings

We are in the heart of Switzerland

The canton of Zug is known for cherries, lakes, mountains and beautiful sunsets – a place worth living and being.

The canton of Zug is located in the heart of Switzer­land, half way between Lucerne and Zurich by the motorways. Zurich airport is 30 minutes away, and so is the nearest skiing location. It offers an attractive and natural landscape for living, and yet remains an important business location for the industry, trade and service sectors. Zug ranked number 1 in the UBS Competitiveness Indicator in 2018, which compares the long-term economic competitiveness of the cantons.

Because of these factors, Zug has become a multi­- cultural place to live and work with a high quality of life.

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Our Site

We are international with a well-established heritage in Switzerland

Roche Diagnostics International Ltd. is located in Rotkreuz in the canton of Zug, Switzerland.

It is one of the world’s leading providers of diagnostic system solutions for clinics, labora­tories and doctors’ offices. Founded in 1969, it is home to all the central functions of the Roche Diagnostics business, and the largest private employer in canton Zug, Switzerland.

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Architecture and Art

We cultivate and support art

Art has a key place in the world of work and science, and Roche has a long tradition in fostering art and culture.

Roche supports contemporary art, architecture and cultural events in local communities through focused initiatives. We believe this commitment reflects our company culture and its focus on innovation and achievement. Our facilities are characterised by sensitivity to their environmental surroundings, and by an uncompromising insistence on quality. We continuously adapt our buildings to rapidly changing economic requirements without compromising their architectural integrity. We also support art exhibitions and other related activities, because we believe it creates a stimulating working atmosphere. Contemporary art is innovative. It seeks out the new and unknown, and we believe it parallels our activities as a company dedicated to innovative thinking about science and healthcare solutions for patients.

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Social Responsibility

We live our values

We are committed to bringing innovative, meaningful tests and medicines to more people around the world, and to reducing our environmental impact as we do so.

We emphasise projects that make a real difference by bringing meaningful innovations forward in a collaborative, high-quality and sustainable way. We seek to fund projects and contribute our skills and competencies in four areas:

  • Science and education programmes for learners, teachers and future scientists.
  • Humanitarian and social projects by partnering with charitable organisations on initiatives with sustainable benefits.
  • Arts and culture that emphasise vibrant contemporary and innovative activities.
  • Community and environmental projects that are creative and sustainable, and address local needs.
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Sustainability

We do this today to build a better tomorrow

Working in a sustainable way is key for the way we do our business – today and in the future. We run our business in an ethical manner to create long-term value for all stakeholders.

We believe that value to society is created when we develop new, meaningful medical solutions, and help as many people as possible to benefit from these advances. We also believe that our success lies in our ability to develop strategies where both society and industry can benefit in a long-term, sustainable way. At Roche, we seek to deliver sustainable business growth and value by:

The RDI site in Rotkreuz is actively committed to sustainability and operates an environmental management system certified in accordance with ISO Standard 14001:2015.

  • Managing our business responsibly, with high levels of corporate governance.
  • Creating high-quality, rewarding employment.
  • Ensuring access to our products for those who need them.
  • Valuing our employees and protecting their safety.
  • Reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations.
  • Supporting community-based projects, and encouraging innovation in science and the arts.
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Campus

Headquartered in Rotkreuz

Business Area
Centralised & PoC Solutions

Global Functions
Global Operations
Solution Integration & Services

Regions
EMEA / LATAM

Country Organisations
Roche Diagnostics
(Switzerland) Ltd
Roche Diabetes Care
(Switzerland) Ltd

Roche Diagnostics
International Ltd

Forrenstrasse 2
CH-6343 Rotkreuz
Switzerland

Tel. +41 41 799 22 44
Fax +41 41 790 34 80
www.roche.ch/rotkreuz

Legend

1 Staff Restaurant
5 Main Building & Reception
6 +7 Research & Development
10 Production
P1 Visitor Parking

All other buildings:
Offices, Laboratories, Warehouse and others
RDS: Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland) Ltd
RDCS: Roche Diabetes Care (Switzerland) Ltd