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Sustainability is Our Business Approach

At UCB, we know the challenges facing the world, from the rise of social inequities to climate change, are inextricably linked and businesses have a key role to play to ensure a sustainable future for all. Because every company, country, and citizen are interconnected: what one of us does impacts the others. We believe we will deliver sustainable busines growth and contribute to positive societal impact, as guided by our purpose to create value for patients now and in the future. Because ultimately this is what we stand for: we want to give people with severe diseases the freedom to live the best live they can as free as possible from the challenges and uncertainties of disease.



Our approach was developed considering our key stakeholders (the patients we serve, our colleagues, our shareholders, the communities around us, and the planet) and encompassing key areas where we have the most potential to deliver sustainable impact and value creation, given our specific skills, expertise, and heritage:

To create value for patients, we focus on building a pipeline of differentiated solutions (scientific innovation) and improving patient access to these solutions to all who need them (access to medicines with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind) in a way that is viable for patients, UCB and the society. 

To create value for our employees, we aim to foster a working environment where all our people can thrive by being happy, healthy, and safe (focus on their health, safety and wellbeing and diversity, equity, and inclusion). 

To create value for our shareholders who enable us to pursue our long-term ambitions, we are committed to delivering on our financial commitments and improve UCB Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings.

To create value to communities, we partner with and support organizations and institutions in areas that can contribute to improving health around us, and on which we can have the biggest impact. 

To create value for the planet, we commit to the transition towards a low carbon and green economy, acknowledging the relationship between environmental issues and human health.

All of this happens in an environment that promotes ethical behaviors

About the Community Health Fund

To support the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 directly and indirectly, in 2020 UCB launched the UCB Community Health Fund. By supporting impact-driven projects and social science research studies, the Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation aims to bring much needed relief to our communities. This initiative goes beyond our areas of clinical interest, seeking to meet the physical, mental, and psychosocial health needs of at-risk communities. This includes minorities such as children, young people, older people, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, un(der)insured, and/or those living with certain medical conditions.

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