Stronger together, stronger than ever
To deliver on our ambition to help patients with severe diseases live the lives they want, we need to create the conditions for all UCB employees to thrive.
Evolving our ways of working
2020 showed us that we can work under circumstances we never imagined – being more agile, collaborative, and innovative. Yet despite this, we were able to stay true to our values of transparency, respect, and integrity across the organization.
Health, safety and wellbeing
Fostering a working environment and climate where people are happy, healthy, safe and can thrive is a key area of our sustainability approach and fundamental to ensure we can deliver on our commitment to UN SDG #3 (ensuring healthy lives and
Focusing on physical safety in the workplace
In 2020, UCB continued to mature our occupational health and safety program. We continued implementing our global Safety Beyond Zero program, consisting of the three building blocks: safety fundamentals, safety management systems and safety mindset.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is foundational to our sustainability approach.
Advancing our DE&I journey
In 2020, we rolled out several foundational DE&I initiatives.
Connecting with care
UCB’s employee resource groups (ERGs) are key platforms for employee-led discussions around specific gender, age, and minority-related topics.
Cultivating a learning culture
We believe that UCB’s ongoing ability to adapt and evolve is critical to enabling our company’s long-term success. Learning and development should therefore be a core and daily feature of working life for all UCB colleagues.
Nurturing new talent
2020 also saw us launch a new employer value proposition (EVP) aimed at attracting the talent we need to continue delivering our ambitions for patients, communities and the planet as a whole.
Welcoming the class of 2020 – virtually
In addition to virtual on-boarding of all new hires, we also welcomed students into the very first UCB virtual internship program.