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UBS receives another perfect score in LGBTQ equality
Congratulations on our eleventh year with 100% for our Corporate Equality Score (CEI)
New York, November 10 2017– The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) annually rates major businesses on their corporate policies and practices pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning employees. For the eleventh year running, UBS received a top score of 100% in HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
"We're honored to again be recognized by the HRC as one of the top places to work for LGBTQ employees," said Tom Naratil, President Wealth Management Americas and President Americas. "Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our growth and success. That's why we focus on building and sustaining an environment that respects the diversity of our employees and the many experiences, ideas and perspectives they offer. An inclusive culture is a goal we take very seriously, and we will always encourage all of our employees to bring their authentic selves to work, to fulfill their aspirations and to make meaningful contributions to our business."
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our office culture. In addition to UBS's encompassing policies, programs, and benefits that positively support all employees, there is also Pride Americas, the employee network for LGBTQ employees and allies. Pride Americas helps to sustain an open, honest, LGBTQ-friendly environment. The program enhances professional development and sense of inclusion for group members, as well as supports collaboration across multiple business areas. Ultimately, the network creates a safe, welcome and confidential outlet for our employees to reach out to LGBTQ colleagues.
"Maintaining a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh consecutive year is something in which we take great pride," said Dana Ritzcovan, Head of Human Resources, Wealth Management Americas and UBS Group Americas. "It reflects our longstanding commitment to the LGBTQ community and to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we are able to deliver greater value and insight to our clients and to make UBS a great place to work."
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About UBS Wealth Management Americas
Wealth Management Americas is one of the leading wealth managers in the Americas in terms of Financial Advisor productivity and invested assets. Its business includes UBS’s domestic U. S. and Canadian wealth management businesses, as well as international business booked in the U.S. It provides a fully integrated set of wealth management solutions designed to address the needs of ultra high net worth and high net worth clients.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 54 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).