Indy Racial Equity Pledge

Roche Diagnostics USA

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OUR PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

Roche Diagnostics USA 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 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 is committed to diversity representation at every level within the organization to reflect the patients we serve. Roche 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

Summer 2020 - Roche 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.

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.

PLEDGE 2

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

Focus Areas: Health

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

PROGRESS

2020 - Roche 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 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 will build partnerships in the Indianapolis community aimed at reducing inequities in health, education and prosperity.

Focus Areas: Health, Education, Prosperity

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

PROGRESS

July 2020 Roche 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 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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