Indy Racial Equity Pledge

Roche Diagnostics Corporation

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OUR PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

Roche Diagnostics Corporation is dedicated to advancing racial equality, striving for inclusiveness at our company and in the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to advancing equity within our healthcare system, using our power and resources to advocate for equality. And we are dedicated to engaging in open dialogue with our co-workers, friends, neighbors and family to listen and learn so that we might find new opportunities to expand our impact.

PLEDGE 1

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Roche Diagnostics Corporation is committed to increasing representation of diversity across our organization and cultivating a culture where all employees are treated respectfully and equitably, can be themselves, do their best work, and thrive.

Focus Area: Workplace

Roche Diagnostics Corporation is committed to diversity representation at every level within the organization to reflect the patients we serve. Roche Diagnostics Corporation will encourage development opportunities for diverse talent within the company, while also expanding recruitment efforts aimed at increasing and progressing a diverse pipeline of talent.

PROGRESS

2021

  • Increased diversity represented in Roche Diagnostics Corporation’s 2021 new graduate hires.

  • Nearly half of Roche Diagnostics Corporation’s 2021 internship cohort are diverse students.

  • Increased diversity among Roche Diagnostics Corporation's most senior level leadership team within the North American commercial organization.

October 2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation joined EmployIndy, Ascend Indiana and Mayor Hogsett in accounting the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP) for Central Indiana High School Students.

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation will host four diverse high school apprentices starting Sept 2021 in a two- to three-year apprenticeship in the field of business operations.

  • The apprentices will gain paid on-the-job training, college credit, a nationally recognized credential, as well as mentorship and robust network.

September 2020 - Launched a virtual recruiting program called Your Future @ Roche to expand our reach and connect with HBCU and HSI students for opportunities in our internship and early in career programs.

  • By reaching out to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving institutions, Multicultural Centers and Diversity Equity & Inclusion offices at other universities, we were able to increase the number of diverse candidates we screened and hired.

Summer 2020 - Roche and the African-American Business Resource Group (AABRG) partnered with the Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis (MEPI) in an effort to provide education, exposure and experiential learning opportunities for underrepresented minority students within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.).

  • Hired 3 diverse students into a 10 week summer high school intern program.

Summer 2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation leaders and our African American Business Resource Group hosted Unity Circles where employees engaged in meaningful conversations about racial equity in our country, communities and company.

PLEDGE 2

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Roche Diagnostics Corporation will address health factors that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations.

Focus Areas: Health

Roche Diagnostics Corporation will collaborate with local and national organizations that are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of racial and ethnic minority populations.

PROGRESS

2021

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation joined a partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Return to Screening program to identify strategies to increase cancer screening among the underserved for breast, colon, cervical and lung cancers.

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation expanded its partnership with the American Heart Association called Check.Change.Control aimed at addressing high blood pressure as a health disparity among people of color in Indianapolis.

  • Roche Diabetes Care will continue the national support of the American Diabetes Association’s Project Power, an innovative program to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes in youth ages 5-12.

  • Roche Diabetes Care sponsored the first-ever Type One Nation Spanish Summit from JDRF and Beyond Type 1 Alliance.

  • Roche Diabetes Care is donating free diabetes management supplies and solutions to Gennesaret Free Clinics, an organization in Indianapolis for people who are homeless or unable to afford services.

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation launched a social media campaign to bring awareness to US health disparities and the resources available to address access to diabetes care.

2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation formed a partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery patient support program to provide underserved cancer patients with transportation to treatment and other related appointments.

Fall 2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation launched a new partnership with the American Heart Association called Check.Change.Control aimed at addressing high blood pressure as a health disparity among people of color in Indianapolis.

October 2020 - Roche Diabetes Care is a local sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s Project Power, a national, virtual after-school program that supports the ADA initiative to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity through fun activities, wellness education and family involvement for youth (ages 7 -13). The program aims to educate youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and their families.

PLEDGE 3

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Roche Diagnostics Corporation will build partnerships in the Indianapolis community aimed at reducing inequities in health, education and prosperity.

Focus Areas: Health, Education, Prosperity

Roche Diagnostics Corporation will engage with community organizations focused on advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in our communities.

PROGRESS

2021

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation partners with MEPI (Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis) which allows individuals from our Indianapolis campus to get involved with volunteer efforts as well as afforded the opportunity to 3 High School MEPI students to intern with Roche Diagnostics Corporation this past summer.

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation donated to two local organizations:

    • Indianapolis Urban League to support funding of programs to address health, economic, and educational disparities in minority/urban communities.

    • CLD for the College Prep Conference to expose students and parents throughout the state of Indiana to the idea of college as an available option and to the many opportunities that a college education affords, including STEM careers.

July 2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation made a financial contribution to the Indianapolis Urban League to address disparities in healthcare and education.

Fall 2020 - We donated to Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation to help purchase PPE and thermometers. Additionally, we provided access to a COVID-19 symptom tracker and management software for IPS’s 3,500 staff members.

Fall 2020 - Roche Diagnostics Corporation will make a financial contribution to the Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis (MEPI) for programming costs. The donation is part of a partnership that includes high school internships and mentoring.

Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.

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