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UBS's ambition is to stand out as a winner in the financial industry: for its expertise, advice and execution, its contribution to society, its work environment and its business success. UBS provides ample evidence for its ambition in its 2017 reporting – across its Annual Report, its GRI Document, its Annual Review – and its integrated reporting.
UBS's ambition is to stand out as a winner in the financial industry: for its expertise, advice and execution, and its commitment to sustainable performance – a principle that focuses the firm's efforts to drive long term positive impact for clients, employees, investors and society. UBS provides ample evidence for its ambition in its 2017 reporting – across its Annual Report, its GRI Document, its Annual Review – and its integrated reporting. Visit www.ubs.com/annualreport for the full report collection.
In its commitment UBS strives to make sustainable performance the standard across the firm and part of every client conversation. In doing so, the firm aims to continually improve its efforts to protect the environment, respect human rights and ensure responsible behavior in all aspects of its operations. UBS strives to report openly and transparently about these areas, in accordance with the new GRI Standards, Comprehensive option. It has included the most significant information in its Annual Report – while the UBS GRI Document expands on this and constitutes the core of the firm's sustainability reporting.
"We are strongly committed to being – and remaining – a leader in the field of sustainability. Our cross-divisional organization UBS and Society focuses the firm on this direction. It covers our activities and capabilities related to sustainable investing and philanthropy with clients, our environmental and human rights policies governing client and supplier relationships, our environmental footprint and our community investments," explain Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, in their letter to shareholders in the UBS Annual Report 2017.
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