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.

Improving gender balance

Group Chief Executive John Flint has signed up to the 30% Club CEO Campaign commitment to reach 30 per cent women in senior leadership roles across the bank globally by 2020.

We’ve outlined our commitment to improving gender balance as part of our UK gender pay gap report.


HSBC’s awards include being named:

  • Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards 2017

  • A top global employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index and winner of their Global Trans Inclusion Award 2017

  • A Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  • HSBC employees were also recognised in the Financial Times’ 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Power List, Top 30 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list and HERoes Champions for Women – UK Top 50 (Women) and Global Top 10 Women and Men lists (all 2017)

A diverse workforce makes good business sense. It is vital that we reflect the communities we serve. One of my most important jobs is to ensure that everyone at HSBC can fulfil their potential, regardless of their background

John Flint,

HSBC Group Chief Executive

Life at HSBC

An inclusive environment

How the African Heritage Resource Group inspires employees in the US.

Pressing for progress

HSBC colleagues from different generations share perspectives on building a career.

Speaking up

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