Sustainability

Roche is committed to helping our clients produce buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthier places to live and work. The company strives to be environmentally aware and actively supports programs that minimize negative impacts on the environment. As business leaders, we are committed to developing sustainable business practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the welfare of future generations. We pledge to develop strategies that enable us to move toward sustainability while enhancing the value offered to our clients.

Roche has been a proud member of the United States Green Building Council since 2007.

Sustainability Plan

Roche is dedicated to continually improving our environmental and social sustainability performance. We seek to understand the effects our activities have on the environment and strive to improve our practices from our use of office supplies to rethinking how we dispose of construction waste. Below are some of our internal efforts toward sustainability:

For all projects, an average of 50% of construction and demolition debris is diverted for recycling and reuse.
Our projects successfully manage issues such as dust, noise, run-off, light pollution, stormwater and erosion hazards, and conservation of natural habitat.
We recycle high-tech products, which include old computers, mobile phones, and other electronics.
We utilize an eco-friendly cleaning service that uses biodegradable and environmentally-friendly cleaning products and techniques.
Roche has a comprehensive program for recycling paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum in all offices. 
Our use of teleconferencing allows online viewing for meetings, which decreases air travel.
We have an employee wellness program that offers an in-house workout weight room to minimize trips to the gym and improves employee health and well-being.
We’re working to become more fuel efficient. Fuel economy has long been a primary criterion in selecting vehicles for company use.
Staff members are currently working as board members for the local USGBC chapter. Roche currently has 12 LEED Accredited Professionals.
We strive to foster a company-wide culture of environmental responsibility and awareness through education, incentives, and event sponsorship.

Commitment to Sustainability

We know that our industry’s profligate use of resources cannot continue. Roche’s commitment to sustainability is company-wide. From our corporate office, to our regional offices, to our job sites, Roche makes sustainable internal practices a top priority. Roche is dedicated to improving the environment and is a building partner that shares your community’s sustainability goals.

Our business plan will focus on mitigating our own impacts and adapting our products and services to make them more environmentally-friendly. Although our business operations have taken huge strides forward in our goals, we recognize that significant opportunities exist in construction to improve waste management and resource efficiency.

Specifically, we will focus on:

  • Our use of energy and water
  • Our carbon footprint
  • Material and waste reduction

In order to drive continual improvement, we will monitor and soon start to measure and report our impacts on the environment. We will always comply with environmental legislation and regulation as a minimum, but sustainability is beyond compliance for Roche as we strive to be a leader in environmental performance.