Sustainability is key!
At Roche, we do not only attach a lot of value to an environmental-friendly site, but also to our products. In my team we continuously search for ways to make the whole product lifecycle more sustainable.
I started working for Roche in 2016. I am part of the SHE team, which means we cover security, safety, health, and environmental aspects. My colleagues work all in different areas such as toxicology, risk management, fire safety or bio safety and many more. In Rotkreuz, I do not only support our production activities but also our research labs when it comes to environmental questions such as the disposal of chemicals or decisions on ecodesign.
When I first started, I was mainly working on wastewater treatment projects and on a waste management project in SAP. Our site is already managed according to sustainable standards, for example we have very energy-efficient buildings and use geothermal energy. This is why our focus lies now more on our products so that our customers can benefit from our sustainable mindset, too. I am part of an initiative called Product Stewardship, which’s purpose is to promote sustainability from design to disposal of a product throughout the entire lifecycle.
Since my start at Roche, I was able to be part of various initiatives and could furthermore shape my position depending on the needs of my stakeholders. This is what I very much appreciate and what makes it very attractive to work at Roche, because the next interesting project can be just around the corner at any time.
Cycling for sustainability - From Roche Basel to
a sustainability conference in Utrecht