A leader around the world and at home.
We have a long history
The descendants of the founder of Roche still make up the majority of Roche shareholders. Hardly any other major company in the world has such a stable and strong ownership structure.
The founder of Roche, Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, was a pioneering entrepreneur who was convinced that the future belonged to branded pharmaceutical products.
We are many
Roche is among the largest private employers in Switzerland and, with over 390 trainees in 14 different professions, one of the country’s largest providers of vocational training.
We do a lot of good
For over a century, we've supported social causes, backed initiatives that encourage engagement with science and promoted cultural activities, all with a common aim: to make a lasting impact.
Roche Children’s Walk: sponsored walk in partnership with ECPP and UNICEF Switzerland. Employees collect donations for children in need in countries such as Malawi. Roche matches the collected donations.
Roche supports Schweizer Jugend forscht as well as SimplyScience and the Faszination Technik programme by the Zug Chamber of Commerce.
Roche is deeply involved in promoting science and young talent with programmes such as the Roche Postdoc Fellowship and the Genetics Education Program.
On its 100th anniversary in 1996, Roche donated the Tinguely Museum to the city of Basel, and since then it has financed the museum’s entire operations.
With Roche Commissions, Roche sponsors compositions by contemporary composers as part of the Lucerne Festival.
Roche supports the Roche’n’Jazz concerts at the Tinguely Museum in cooperation with the Bird’s Eye jazz club in Basel.