In 2012, approximately 14,000 employees across UBS were members of 21 employee networks. These networks, representing affinities such as gender, culture, life stage or sexual orientation, help build relationships across our businesses and an open climate where employees feel their values are welcomed in a professional capacity. Our global network guidelines enable employees to set up or join employee networks/affinity groups in all our operating regions.
Additionally, our human resource policies and processes have global coverage and outline our commitment to a non-discriminating, harassment-free workplace and equal opportunities for all employees.
"Our grassroots employee networks are flourishing, with over 20 networks addressing cultural awareness, disability, family, heritage, sexual orientation, gender and other aspects of Diversity. Because of the inclusive and supportive environment at UBS, thousands of our employees are members of one or more networks, and many more participate in network-sponsored activities and events."
Michelle Bereaux, Global Head of IB Human Resources;