Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. We have one mission: to do now what patients need next.

Twenty nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines.

Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry for eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

We have had a presence in the UK since 1908, operating across three main businesses:

  • Our pharmaceutical business in the UK is one of our most important global centres for researching and developing novel medicines, as well as marketing these medicines once they have been developed.
  • We lead the UK in providing a broad and cutting-edge portfolio of tests and technology to prevent, diagnose and manage diseases.
  • We provide diabetes management solutions and services to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.


Date of preparation: October 2018