Scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual
Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UBS
Group AG today announced that it received a perfect score of 100
percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national
benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices
related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation. UBS joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses
which also earned top marks this year.
“It is very gratifying to receive this recognition,” said Denise Hebner,
Head of Diversity & Inclusion UBS Americas. “UBS is committed to
providing an inclusive work environment that benefits our clients as
well as our employees. By fostering creativity, and tapping unique
ideas, experiences and diverse perspectives, we can ensure that we are
bringing the very best of UBS to everyone that we work for and with.”
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. UBS’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional
and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in
Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our
Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth
Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and
the Investment Bank. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of
its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels,
while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the
businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate
attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its
businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive
position in their targeted markets.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices
in 54 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the
Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East
and Africa and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately
60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
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