We aim to attract and motivate the very best people who are committed to maintaining a long-term career with us and to performing their role in the long-term interests of stakeholders.

The following key principles guide our remuneration decisions. We aim to:

  • Focus on total compensation with a strong link between pay and performance

  • Judge not only what is achieved, but also how it is achieved, and whether it is in line with the HSBC Values

  • Operate a thorough performance management and HSBC Values assessment process

  • Recognise and reward our employees for outstanding positive behaviour

  • Design our policy to align compensation with long-term stakeholder interests

  • Apply consequence management to strengthen the alignment between risk and reward

The Group Remuneration Committee oversees the Group’s reward policy and its application to Group businesses. All members of the Committee are independent non-executive Directors of HSBC Holdings plc.

More information on our remuneration practices can be found here:
HSBC remuneration practices and governance (10-page PDF 435KB)

More information on our Directors’ remuneration policy can be found here:
HSBC Directors' remuneration policy (10-page PDF 435KB)

Employee share plans

To help align the interests of employees with those of shareholders, share options are granted under all-employee share plans.

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