New York, NY, February 4, 2020 – UBS announced today that it scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (“CEI”), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. A record-breaking 767 major US businesses earned top marks this year – the 17th consecutive year that UBS has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”.
“We’re honored to be named among firms that are leading the way in fostering inclusive and welcoming workplaces for LGBTQ colleagues,” said Tom Naratil, Co-President Global Wealth Management and President Americas at UBS. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams and leaders across UBS who actively encourage and support an environment where all voices are valued and respected.”
Top-rated CEI employers come from nearly every industry and region across the US. To earn top ratings, these employers demonstrated concrete steps to establish and implement comprehensive policies, benefits and practices that ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families.
The CEI evaluates companies on detailed criteria based on four pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families
- Supporting an inclusive culture
- Corporate social responsibility
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision,” he added.
For more information and to download the full report, visit: www.hrc.org/cei.
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About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 regions and locations, with about 30% of its employees working in the Americas, 31% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 20% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs over 68,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).