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UBS publishes its 2012 Corporate Responsibility reporting


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UBS has published its 2012 Corporate Responsibility reporting. As in previous years, UBS's 2012 sustainability disclosure has been externally assured against the Global Reporting Initiative. The assurance was conducted by Ernst & Young, who were satisfied with UBS again meeting the GRI disclosure requirements of level A+ (see GRI index).

The report highlights that UBS:

  • Is a rock-solid bank
  • Is among the thought leaders in corporate responsibility in banking
  • Has embedded corporate responsibility in the highest governance bodies
  • Applies robust environmental and social risk processes and practices
  • Maintains a vigorous community investment program
  • Has established a leading position in values-based investing
  • Is a leading ESG research provider
  • Contributes significantly contribute to the fight against financial crime
  • Maintains an industry-leading, certified environmental management system

In this statement on corporate responsibility Axel A. Weber, UBS Chairman, says: "In 2012, we continued to support our clients in understanding key societal opportunities and challenges and acted as a trusted financial advisor on sustainability issues."

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