UBS's inclusive culture encourages partnership and supports our employees' professional and personal ambitions. Open-mindedness, teamwork, honesty and respect are the cornerstones of how we work together. It is through this collaboration of differences that we are able to help individuals -both our employees and clients - become more successful.
Diversity is an element of our corporate character that is observed, every day, through the eyes of our employees, our clients and the communities in which we work and live. Although the scope of UBS's Diversity initiatives is global, they are driven locally.
Leadership support. Ten Regional Diversity Boards (RDBs) across UBS translate our global commitment to Diversity into regional action: Asia, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US. Comprised of senior business line and HR/ Diversity leaders from each region, these RDBs are charged with furthering the regional or country-specific Diversity issues.
Grassroots support. Diversity is a fairly simple principle, but complex when it comes to actual implementation. It’s not up to just the Diversity practitioners or to Human Resources—it’s up to every one of us to put into practice. That’s why our bottom-up, grassroots employee networks are essential in building cross-business relationships and for creating an inclusive culture in which all UBS employees thrive.
In short, while our approach to Diversity is global, we are committed to regional coordination, local adaptation and implementation. Our collective success depends on the unique involvement of every UBS employee in every UBS office across the globe.