Materiality, stakeholder dialogue and responsible entrepreneurship

Sustainability is a corporate responsibility and an integral part of UCB’s patient value strategy. Taking into account our Patient Value Strategy and the results of our continued interaction with various stakeholders (internally and externally), the five material aspects of our corporate responsibility and sustainability, first identified in 2015, have been maintained this year. They will be further reviewed to ensure that UCB’s sustainability principles are firmly embedded in our corporate strategy, and that we continue to focus on those material aspects which are relevant to our stakeholders and the realization of our strategy. These material aspects are:

Creating stakeholder dialogue

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It is UCB’s vision to place the patient at the center of its activities when identifying innovative and sustainable solutions, through a socially responsible approach. The inspiration and trust of patients are the basis of our motivation in reducing the access gap to quality individualized healthcare and helping them navigate their often life-long disease journey.

During 2017, UCB continued having meetings with various stakeholders that reinforced the material topics as originally identified above. Meetings were organized at global, regional and country levels and stakeholders engaged without restrictions on the subjects discussed. On average, stakeholder dialogue meetings were organized on a monthly basis in the various UCB operations.

Alex and Pieter, UCB meeting Gikonko health center staff, Rwanda (photo)

Alex and Pieter, UCB meeting Gikonko health center staff, Rwanda

Alex and Pieter, UCB discussing with Gikonko health center staff, Rwanda (photo)

Alex and Pieter, UCB discussing with Gikonko health center staff, Rwanda