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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.