Open Minds. Open Markets. Let our differences make the difference.
Joint Country Heads UBS Australia
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 2019 our priorities continue to be engagement, promotion of flexible working arrangements, inclusion, and diversity including our continued commitment to gender equality (including gender pay equity). 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 one of the 120+ Australian organisations to be awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation in 2018/19. 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:
- ensuring that all employees have the opportunity, regardless of gender or background, to develop and contribute at UBS in a healthy and productive environment
- increasing the representation of women at all levels, including within senior management
- ensuring the retention of our diverse employee population in terms of age, background, ethnicity, sexuality and gender
- promoting gender pay equity, including through our annual pay review process and ensuring our employees are rewarded and recognised equitably based on their contribution.
The UBS Australian management committee and the People & Culture Committee, 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.