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 diverse global customer base – whether they are starting a business, exporting to new markets or planning for retirement.

We want HSBC to be a place where people feel they can be themselves. That’s why, as an employer, we aim to provide a flexible, open and supportive working environment where employees feel able to speak up, where everyone is valued and respected, and where progression is based on merit.

At HSBC we aim to achieve gender balance, and to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles.

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.


We won Diversity Team of the Year at the European Diversity Awards in 2015. We have also been recognised as a Top Global Employer in Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index for two years running.

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

How we do business

HSBC Strategic Report 2015 (56-page PDF 9MB)

See page 38 for further information on our commitment to diversity.