As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people.

We want a connected workforce that reflects the communities where we operate and helps us meet the needs of customers from all walks of life. Different ideas and perspectives help us innovate, manage risk, and grow the business in a sustainable way.

Being inclusive is an expression of our values to be dependable, open and connected. We want HSBC to be a place where people are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential – and we are striving to build an environment where people feel they can speak up to help us remove barriers to success, and collaborate to put the best ideas into practice.

Diversity and inclusion is part of who we are at HSBC. It is vital to the future of our business.

Employee networks

Our employees lead seven global networks to promote diversity and make sure everyone feels included. They focus on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, working parents and disability.

Valuing diversity

Birgit Neu, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, HSBC, explains why an inclusive working culture at the bank is good for business.


HSBC’s awards include being named:

  • A top global employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index in 2015 and 2016

  • A Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2015 and 2016

  • ‘Diversity team of the year’ at the European Diversity Awards 2015

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

Life at HSBC

Speaking up

HSBC is encouraging employees to raise awareness of mental health issues.

I can just be who I am

What does it mean to ‘be yourself’ at work? HSBC employees discuss their experiences.

Leaders of tomorrow

Women from across the bank talk about the skills business leaders will need in a changing workplace.