Our governance

As a biopharma company, we face challenging and evolving business and legal environments.

Conducting business in an ethical, sustainable and responsible way is fundamental to UCB’s core values. We have a strong culture of integrity, with policies and procedures in place to ensure the highest ethical standards are applied throughout the company’s value-chain, including the core principles governing how the organization operates, how decisions are made and how risk is mitigated.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is UCB’s governing body. The Board’s role is to provide entrepreneurial leadership of UCB within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enables risks to be assessed and managed. The Board sets UCB’s strategic aims, ensures that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for UCB to meet its objectives and reviews management performance. The Board sets UCB’s values and standards and ensures that its obligations towards its shareholders and other stakeholders are understood and met. It takes collective responsibility for sound exercise of its authority and powers.

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Our Executive Committee

The Executive Committee constitutes UCB’s top management. It directs the UCB Group in its widest context and ensures sound operation of general UCB Group management. It ensures implementation, checking and coordination of the UCB Group’s strategic plans in the areas of research and development, operations, financial, administrative, risk and legal issues, human resources and investments.

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