We believe that companies with diverse workforces and inclusive work environments excel in understanding and serving clients. In all our businesses, we seek to hire and retain a broad range of talent with diversity in race, gender, business experience, perspective, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, abilities, education, and sexual orientation. This experience enables our employees to have stronger skills, better understanding and more institutional knowledge about our clients' needs and how to meet them.
Our workforce is truly global. We have 893 offices in 56 countries, and our employees, who together speak more than 130 languages, are citizens of 147 countries. In 2014, the average age of our employees was 41 years and the average length of employment within the firm was 9.2 years. In Switzerland, more than 48% of employees have worked at UBS for more than 10 years.
Our human resource policies and processes have global coverage and outline our commitment to a non-discriminating, harassment-free workplace, offering equal opportunities. We are committed to building the skills of our existing employees while hiring the best available talent, as required, to sustain and grow our core business. As part of this goal, we seek to strengthen and sustain an inclusive work environment that encourages all employees' development and enhances client relationships. Understanding and appreciating differences in age, behaviour, attitude, motivation and working styles builds stronger teams that are better able to serve our clients.