Talent and diversity

At UCB, employee engagement and an inspiring working culture are vital.

In 2017, employee engagement continued to be high and built on what brings our people together – UCB’s dedication to bring value for patients – by leveraging the broad diversity of talents across the world.

An efficient working culture demands active sharing and collection of insights from patients and other stakeholders. A natural inspiration of sharing to connect, collaborate, co-create and co-own a different future of a sustainable well-being in society is of paramount importance to us all.

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UCB continues its Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in several countries and on different levels of the organization with the ongoing support of top management. UCB’s ability to understand the way of working across nations, cultures and education, and our deep and authentic commitment to create value for people living with severe disease, builds the company that unites us.

UCB’s determination to accelerate diversity and inclusion and to provide equal employment opportunities is integrated into the cultural agenda and is considered a strength of the company. We recruit and develop talents from all around the world hosting 76 nationalities in our global offices. A growing percent of our global workforce has a manager located at a different site. A deep understanding of cultural conditions is therefore important and colleagues are invited to reflect and to integrate cultural differences and diversity in their daily activities.

With full commitment of the top management, we will in the coming years continue our cultural journey, focusing on cultural openness and fostering a climate of inclusiveness and constant learning.

UCB progressed the women-men representation at executive level from 16%-84% in 2008 to 29%-71% in 2017.

In countries with staff above 150 people, i.e., Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S., 82% of the leadership teams are from within the country and the split between women and men is 36% and 64% respectively. This is similar to the data from 2016.

At the end of 2017, the women-men representation at the Board of Directors was 31%-69% and at the Executive Committee was 25%-75%.