Despite the challenges created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UCB continues to grow our business in a sustainable way, achieving a strong financial performance in 2020, investing in research and development, and making progress on our commitments to society.
Revenue (€ million)
Adjusted EBITDA/revenue ratio
R&D expense/revenue ratio
Value for Patients
# Assets in pipeline
Access performance index1
Reimbursement for all patients within regulatory label
Reimbursement for some, but not all patients within regulatory label
No reimbursement, or reimbursement is pending
Value for People
Health, safety and wellbeing index2
% Female/male [whole company]
% Female/male [executive level]
% Female/male [board]
Value for Planet³
Absolute reduction in carbon emissions for operations we directly control⁴
Reduced waste generation
Reduced water withdrawal
- 1 In 2020, we measured our access performance in 14 countries (Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States [Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial insurance]) for four products (Briviact®, Cimzia®, Evenity®, and Vimpat®. Scope of analysis and reporting will be increased in 2021.
- 2 In 2020, UCB evolved our health, safety and wellbeing (HSWB) ambition and delivery model, including the launch of a new HSWB index that will provide us with an overarching view of our performance and impact. The baseline listed here will serve as a benchmark to measure the impact of all future HSWB programs or initiatives that will be rolled out starting in 2021.
- 3 Environmental data is compared with our baseline year of 2015.
- 4 On-going CO2 calculation for our indirect impact (purchase goods and services). Based on the amount spent and type of suppliers (services, raw material, accommodations, etc.) we apply a CO2 emissions factors (except for business travel, fleet, CMOs and sites’ energy where we use the actual fossil fuel consumption instead of spending). We have already started to assess about half of our suppliers on their carbon maturity (from “no calculation of footprint” to “commit to carbon neutrality”).
The financial and extra-financial data are reported for the period 1 January – 31 December. Financial data is reported semi-annually, and extra-financial data is reported annually. The last UCB Annual Integrated Report was published on February 20, 2020.