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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


At UCB, we welcome not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We believe in working together as ONE UCB to deliver impactful solutions. We inspire a culture of inclusion by providing equitable opportunities to all employees, embracing diverse talents, and leveraging diversity of thought and experience to create value for patients, now and into the future.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is foundational to our sustainability approach. We define diversity as the accumulated richness of people’s unique backgrounds, lives, cultural experiences, and the diversity of thought that this brings to our work. Equity means ensuring all employees are offered fair opportunities for development, advancement, compensation, and reward. And finally, inclusion means respecting individual differences and capturing the advantages that this provides to drive greater impact and value in our work.

Our Global DE&I Strategic Framework

Our U.S. DE&I Strategic Framework

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Expanding our DE&I competency and capacity through foundational learning and application.

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Engaging employees, shareholders, patients, and networks in the creation of patient value through employee resource groups (ERGs) and the Diversity Council.

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Accelerate our DE&I data and analytics to evolve intentional and accountable DE&I practices.


"We are prioritizing DE&I foundational learning and application, engaging employees through our employee resource groups, and leveraging our DE&I insights to inform the evolution of our DE&I practices." - Tonya Adams, U.S. DE&I Lead


Our Commitment to Diversity in Clinical Trials


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Diversity and inclusion in clinical trials is critical, and UCB is working to find new ways to connect to unique patient populations through digital and data-driven approaches as well as connecting in communities. Learn more about UCB’s approach to diversity in clinical trials and some of the ways we are improving representation in clinical trials.


About Our Employee Resource Groups


At UCB, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are open to all employees, whether they are members of the community in which the ERG focuses, have a connection to that community, or want to serve as allies of the group. ERGs aim to foster inclusion and support among employees and advocate for their community both within and outside of UCB through education, mentorship opportunities, career development, and more.

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Bridging the Gaps for Black Employees

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Asians Committed to Excellence and Success

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Supporting Hispanic and Latinx Employees

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Supporting Employees who are Patients/Caregivers

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees

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Expanding Connection Beyond Location, Position, and Gender


Commitments to DE&I in the Workplace and Across Our Industry

  • We are committed to fostering workplace development, diversity, and inclusion (WDDI) and are dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop a diverse and talented workforce. To that end, we affirmatively support the WDDI Principles adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and pledge to do our part to foster diversity and inclusion among our employees, customers, and patients. The BIO principles are available here: https://www.bio.org/diversity.
  • We are committed to working toward a clinical trials infrastructure that addresses health disparities and closes the gap in clinical trial diversity to better reflect the intended treatment population. To that end, we support PhRMA’s clinical trial diversity principles and ongoing industry work to drive equity and improve health care outcomes for all patients. The PhRMA principles are available here: http://phrma.org/equity
  • We are committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive life sciences industry. Learn more about our commitment to the MassBio CEO pledge here: https://www.massbio.org/initiatives/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/open-letter/


Our Stance on Racism and Racial Injustice

We remain committed to living our Patient Value Principles to respect all people and to embrace diversity of thought, experience, and background. At UCB, we do not tolerate racism and racial injustice in any form.