Open Minds. Open Markets. Let our differences make the difference.
Our employees are our best asset and their diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences enable UBS to provide innovative solutions and services to better serve our clients. The diversity of our workforce and inclusive work environment differentiates UBS as an Employer of Choice in Australia and worldwide.
In Australia our Diversity and Inclusion agenda is driven by the People and Culture Committee, comprising senior heads of our business, employees and the Australian management team. In 2017 our Diversity & Inclusion priorities continue to be Employee Culture, Retention & Engagement, Parental Leave/return to work and Informal/Formal flexibility. These global and local priorities are important, not just to attract and retain the best people, but in order to provide the best service for our clients. We acknowledge the inroads made by our clients and peers in the retail banking sector and the example set for the wider financial services industry.
UBS and Gender Equality
UBS Australia is proud to have been awarded the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation for the last thirteen years. In 2014 the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) introduced a new WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation. UBS was one of 75 Australian organisations to be awarded the new citation of WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. UBS is very supportive of the ambitions of the WGEA, namely to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
UBS's strategy to promote diversity and gender equality is based on the following key objectives:
- Increasing the representation of women at all levels, particularly within senior management
- Increasing the retention of diverse talent
- Creating an inclusive work environment which encourages all employees, regardless of gender or background, to develop and perform
- Promoting gender pay equity and ensuring that employees are rewarded and recognised equitably based on their contribution
The UBS Australian management committee and the People & Culture Committee, both under the leadership of the CEO are committed to addressing these issues, including tracking our progress. At UBS Australia, we believe that it is fundamentally important that we continue to work to improve gender equality, for the benefit of our employees, and just as importantly, for our clients and stakeholders.