I am passionate about diversity because I want my colleagues to be themselves when they come to work, and I want our millions of customers around the world to see themselves in HSBC

Stuart Gulliver,

HSBC Group Chief Executive

Stuart Gulliver, HSBC Group Chief Executive

How we do business

HSBC Strategic Report 2014

This report sets out highlights of HSBC’s performance and strategy, including how we incorporate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and sustainability into the way we do business.

We believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. The more different perspectives we have, the better equipped we’ll be to meet the demands of our hugely diverse global customer base – whether they are starting a business for the first time, exporting to new markets or planning for their retirement.

That’s why, as an employer, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We’re aiming for an open and supportive working environment where employees feel confident to speak up, where discrimination is not tolerated, and where recruitment and progression are based on merit.

Key facts

HSBC has more than 50 employee resource groups covering areas such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality orientation, disability, religion and working parents.

HSBC was named one of the ten of the best companies in Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index 2015, recognising HSBC as an organisation who have excelled in their support for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.