Our north star that captures the essence of who we are today, who we strive to be in the future, and the impact we aim to have on people’s lives.

What is Our Promise?

Genentech's legacy and future aspirations are built on the belief that the boundaries of science are meant to be broken and that we can solve some of the hardest biomedical challenges plaguing humankind. Our history is marked by explorers tirelessly working to make seemingly impossible ideas a reality. The drive to be bold and courageous changemakers – not only in science but for society – unites everyone working here today.

That's why we created Our Promise — a commitment to ourselves, each other, patients, and society. It's our north star that captures the essence of who we are today, who we strive to be in the future, and the impact we aim to have on people's lives.

Our Promise in Action

Genentech pioneered the biotechnology industry and revolutionized treatment for some of the most complex health problems. Our transformational discoveries include the first personalized medicine for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Today, we continue to lead the industry — only our quest is bigger and bolder.

We are galvanizing the greatest minds across our business to make lasting improvements in healthcare. This includes a novel approach to customer engagement focused on local healthcare ecosystems, developing state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and integrating AI for molecule discovery. We’re leveling the barriers to clinical trial participation, driving inclusive research by recruiting patients from underrepresented communities, and conducting studies to understand best practices in study screening and selection.

We are also putting equity at the center of how we give by investing in historically under-resourced, community-driven solutions that can build a diverse talent pipeline and promote widespread improvements in healthcare. And we are dedicated to unlocking advances in data and technology, driving more innovation at lower costs, and partnering across society to take on systemic issues that stand in the way of better healthcare for all.

Our Promise in the Future

Our impact over our nearly 50-year history speaks for itself – but we're just getting started. We aim to continue delivering treatments to improve countless lives for the next 50 years and beyond.

Together, we can improve all patients' health and quality of life and be a catalyst for driving positive change in society. This requires fostering a diverse group of fearless leaders, bringing Genentech changemakers together alongside trusted partners to achieve a whole that is truly greater than the sum of our parts. We remain dedicated to creating a culture of inclusivity, integrity, and creativity – empowering each other to grow, continuing to ask bigger question and challenging our industry to be better.