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Roche takes leading position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

13th September 2013

Roche has been recognised for its strong economic, social and environmental performance in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The company was named as the group leader in sustainability within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences industry, following an in-depth analysis of its recent business initiatives.

Dow Jones' assessment took into consideration Roche's efforts to produce medical products that create value, its management of the supply chain and engagement with stakeholders, as well as its programmes on managing talent and developing future leaders.

Roche also scored highly in terms of customer relationship management, marketing practices, human rights, environmental reporting and improving health outcomes.

Severin Schwan, chief executive officer of of the Roche Group, said: "We will continue our efforts to do business in a way that contributes to help patients and society through developing new medicines and diagnostics."

The company has experienced a strong start to the year, with its sales in the first six months of 2013 advancing by five percent compared to the first half of 2012.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801637116-ADNFCR

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