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Sustainability Reporting

UBS strives to report openly and transparently about the firm's corporate responsibility & sustainability approach and activities both via the UBS and Society section in the UBS annual report and, in more detail, in the UBS and Society download center and the GRI Supplement. Additional relevant information is provided in the employees section in the annual report and on the UBS employees website.

We use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the basis for our corporate responsibility & sustainability reporting and apply a careful process weighing up the materiality and relevance of the information reported and the expectations of all our stakeholders.

UBS's reporting has been reviewed by Ernst & Young Ltd (EY) against the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The content has been prepared in accordance with the comprehensive option of GRI G4 as evidenced in the EY assurance report.

The purpose of the GRI Supplement Document is to provide additional information required for GRI-reporting purposes.

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

 

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1999/2000

 

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1998/1999

 

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Corporate responsibility

Environmental reports

Our employees

CR online report

Climate change represents one of the most significant challenges of our time.

UBS is a founding member of the CDP that works to transform the way the world does business to prevent climate change and protect our natural resources. The CDP requests information on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and the risks and opportunities from climate change from thousands of the world’s largest companies. UBS annually responds to the CDP's information request.

UBS is globally certified according to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.

In 1999, UBS was the first bank to obtain ISO 14001 certification for its worldwide environmental management system. The management system covers the entire scope of UBS's products, services and in-house operations which may give rise to an environmental impact. It is externally audited annually and re-certified every three years.

These comprehensive audits verify that appropriate policies and processes are in place to manage environmental issues, and that they are executed in day-to-day practice.

In 2016 UBS successfully passed the ISO 14001 surveillance audit on its environmental management system.

The purpose of the GRI Supplement Document is to provide additional information required for GRI-reporting purposes.

The content index refers to the 2013 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines 'G4' and the Financial Services Sector Supplements which form together a voluntary reporting framework that provides guidance on how organizations can disclose their sustainability performance.

UBS's reporting has been reviewed by Ernst & Young Ltd (EY) against the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The content has been prepared in accordance with the comprehensive option of GRI G4 as evidenced in the EY assurance report. The assurance by EY covered all items of the GRI Content Index.

Policies and guidelines

UBS welcomes the UK's implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") as an important step towards the prevention of modern slavery. UBS will comply with the requirements of the Act by publishing a statement in 2017 setting out the steps it has taken to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring in its supply chain or own organization.

We aim to ensure that our social and environmental values are being followed throughout the supply chain. Since 2008 a firm-wide set of guidelines provides systematic assistance on identifying, assessing and monitoring supplier practices in the areas of human and labour rights, the environmental protection and corruption. A central component of these guidelines is the UBS Responsible Supply Chain Standard to which our direct suppliers are bound by contract. UBS requires its suppliers to apply the same standards in the relationships with their suppliers.

UBS applies an Environmental and Social Risk ("ESR") Policy Framework to identify and manage potential adverse impacts to human rights, as well as the associated risks our clients' and our own assets are exposed to. ESR is deeply rooted in UBS's culture, governs client and supplier relationships and applies firm-wide to all activities. It meets the highest industry standards as vetted by external auditors and recognized by environmental, social, governance ratings. It is integrated in management practices and control principles and overseen at the most senior level of UBS.

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