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Urban Gardening - The garden in the industrial area

The vision The idea was conceived during a coffee break at a workshop in June 2018. Roland and Sarah were talking about biodiversity, architecture and food. The vision of making the Basel/Kaiseraugst site more attractive with green spaces while also promoting biodiversity, creating leisure areas for staff and producing food gave rise to the Urban Gardening initiative. From the outset, Urban Gardening at Roche was to be an initiative “by employees for employees” and would be managed as an EcoLogicals project.

Summary of the 50+ working group and D&I generations network

Our survey on working and support preferences was conducted at the end of 2019. 620 employees at the Basel/Kaiseraugst site took part, and some of them made detailed comments that gave us important feedback. Many thanks once again!

Develop skills for the future with the help of Working Out Loud

With Working Out Loud, you learn to work towards a personal goal independently within a team. The method is available to Roche employees free of charge and is also supported by the AVR.

EcoLogicals – making Roche even greener

The EcoLogicals are committed to greater sustainability at Roche and are encouraging employees to take action themselves. The AVR is also on board.

The AVR in coronavirus times

Even during the pandemic, the AVR is committed to the wellbeing of Roche employees.

Generation 50plus: first survey results

The AVR and D&I networks asked how the working conditions can be generally improved at Roche and above all how to continue supporting and fostering the development of employees over the age of 50. The first results are now available.

Solidarity in the times of Corona

The situation we currently find ourselves in owing to coronavirus is new, unfamiliar, and worrying territory for us all. Business the world over is facing immense challenges, and our company Roche must likewise rise to the occasion. Despite all the difficulties, Roche is supporting all its employees in a way that is second to none.

AVR helps to secure new partnership leave

As of 2020, fathers of new babies are now entitled to ten weeks’ partnership leave at Roche. The AVR played a key role in the development of this solution.

Agreement at the 2020 salary negotiations

An agreement has once again been reached in this year’s salary negotiations: the AVR and Roche management decided to increase the payroll by 1.15 percent. This is slightly less than last year.

Flexible working enters pilot phase

A working group with members from the AVR and beyond has developed measures to further promote flexible working at Roche. The aim is to help Roche employees achieve an even better balance between career and personal life. The pilot phase begins in December.