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about UBS

Modern UBS was formed through a merger of the Union Bank of Switzerland and the Swiss Bank Corporation in June 1998.  UBS is headquartered in Zurich and Basel and it is the world's largest manager of private wealth assets and the second-largest bank in Europe.  The bank provides a range of financial services, including investment banking and asset management, to corporate, private, and institutional clients. 


ownership
listed on NYSE Euronext, SIX Swiss Exchange

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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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voluntary initiatives:

investment policies of UBS

Its environmental policy was established in 1993 and its statement on human rights in 2006. Both were integrated into one policy in 2014. An overview can be found here.

Environmental and Social Risk Policy Framework
Dec 18, 2015 | UBS
Our Environmental and Social Risk Management Framework
Oct 23, 2014 | UBS
Code of business conduct and ethics
May 06, 2014
Combating financial crime
May 06, 2014
Environmental Social Risk management
May 06, 2014
Environmental & human rights policy
Apr 07, 2014 | UBS
Responsible Supply Chain Standard
May 12, 2011 | UBS
UBS position on relationships with clients and suppliers associated with controversial activities
on forestry, palm oil, diamond trading, MTR and human rights issues
Jan 28, 2011 | UBS
Statement on Mountain Top Removal coal mining
Nov 09, 2010 | UBS
preliminary statement, in annual report 2010, UBS will announce new policies for sensitive sectors

human rights
True leader Front runner Follower Laggard
BankTrack has assessed UBS on its implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. UBS is assessed as a Front runner, with a total score of 6.5/12.
PolicyDue dil.ReportingRemedy
3/32/31.5/30/3
For more details, see Banking with Principles? 2016 update.
image
headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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Dominion Cove Point LNG
United States
U.S. liquefied natural gas ("LNG") holding company Dominion Midstream Partners (DM.), which owns Dominion Cove Point LNG in Maryland, a company owning LNG import, storage,…
Kaltim Prima Coal mine
Indonesia
PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), located in the province of East Kalimantan, is the biggest coal mine in Indonesia. The KPC project produces around 50 million tonnes a year, making…
Madagascar tar sands
Madagascar
Located in the western Melaky region of Mahajanga pronvince are the two most developed tar sands projects of Madagascar, named Bemolanga and Tsimiroro. The size of both fields…
Mountain top removal coal mining
United States
Mountain top removal (MTR) mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains order to…
Patents on chimpanzees and other animals
- international -
The European Patent Office (EPO) has, since 2010, granted five patents on chimpanzees to the companies Bionomics, Intrexon and Altor BioScience. The animals have been genetically…
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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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BankTrack has identified controversial issues with the companies listed below that require attention from UBS.

Anglo American
United Kingdom
Anglo American is a British multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world…
Arch Coal
United States
Arch Coal is an American coal mining and processing company. The company mines, processes, and markets bituminous and sub-bituminous coal with low sulfur content in the United…
Areva
France
Created in 2001 and 90% owned by the French state, this multinational conglomerate boasts of interests in every aspect of nuclear power from uranium mining to nuclear fuel…
Asia Pulp and Paper - APP
Indonesia
APP is the pulp and paper susbidiary of the Sinar Mas Group, and is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world. The Sinar Mas Group was founded in 1962…
BHP Billiton
Australia
BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. It occupies significant positions in major commodity businesses, including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal,…
Bumi Resources
Indonesia
Bumi Resources is currently the most significant coal producer in Indonesia with 2013 production at 80 million tonnes. It owns the Kaltim Prima Coal project in…
EDF
France
Like its rival and fellow French multinational AREVA, Électricité de France (EDF) is one of the biggest players in the global energy game. In fact, with more…
Elbit Systems
Israel
Elbit Systems is a military equipment producer with a focus on defense electronics such as intelligence gathering systems.  It was established in 1967 and is headquartered…
Enel
Italy
Enel is Italy's largest power company and Europe's second largest according to its generating capacity. Its interests stretch beyond Italy to 40 countries on four continents.…
ENGIE
France
ENGIE (known as GDF SUEZ until April 2015) is the largest independent power producer in the world. In 2013 it operated 600 power plants worldwide. It had 113.7 GW of installed…
Glencore
Switzerland
Glencore plc (formerly Glencore Xstrata) is an Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company. The company was created through a merger of Glencore with Xstrata…
Golden Agri-Resources - GAR
Singapore
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) is the world's second largest palm oil plantation company with a total planted area of 470,600 hectares (including smallholders) as at 30…
IOI Corporation
Malaysia
IOI Corporation, founded in 1969, is a Malaysian conglomerate involved in the property and plantation business, including oil palm cultivation. The company's specialty fats…
Jindal Steel & Power
India
Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is one of India's major steel producers with a significant presence in sectors like mining, power generation and infrastructure. It…
Lockheed Martin
United States
Lockheed Martin is one of the worlds largest arms-producing and military services companies. It is a global security company engaged in the research, design, development,…
Poongsan
South Korea
Poongsan, a leading defense company in South Korea which was founded in 1968, develops military and sporting ammunition. It is the second South Korean cluster munitions company,…
Rio Tinto
Australia
Rio Tinto is a mining and exploration company involved in each stage of metal and mineral production and processing. Rio Tinto is one of the largest publicly listed mining…
Royal Dutch Shell
Netherlands
Royal Dutch Shell plc is a public limited company registered in England and Wales and headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. The group operates in upstream, downstream…
RWE
Germany
RWE is Europe's second largest electricity generator and one of Europe's five leading gas and electricity companies. Founded in 1898, the company is active in the generation,…
Sappi
South Africa
Sappi Limited is a South African pulp and paper company with global operations. It was originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited in 1936,…
Shenhua Group
China
Shenhua Group is a wholly state-owned company founded in 1995 directly under the central government. It is the largest coal producing company in the world. It takes coal…
Sinar Mas
Indonesia
Sinar Mas Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia. Its main activities are in the  Palm Oil and Pulp and Paper sectors, operating as well in Real Estate,…
Singapore Technologies Engineering
Singapore
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) is an integrated engineering group specialising in innovative solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics,…
Textron
United States
Textron is a multi-industry company, consisting of numerous subsidiaries and operating units. One subsidiary is Textron Systems, which is active in the defence, homeland…
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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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image
headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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videos

Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
Apr 06, 2011 - Wake up call for MTR banks

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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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ALL 2014
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headquarters
Bahnhofstrasse 45
CH 8098 Zurich
Switzerland
supervisor
FINMA
CEO/chair
Sergio P. Ermotti
Group Chief Executive Officer
 
banktrack contact

Andreas Missbach, Berne Declaration


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