We’re better when we reflect the communities we serve.
Promoting diversity and fostering inclusion helps us to energise for growth. By valuing difference, we can make use of the unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives of our colleagues to the benefit of our customers.
To help us become more diverse and inclusive, we’re taking action in four key areas:
Fair and inclusive recruiting
Progression of under-represented talent
Building an inclusive culture
Supporting an inclusive society
Our ambition is to become a leading disability confident employer and a digitally accessible financial services provider.
We aim to be a leading “disability smart” organisation as defined by the Business Disability Forum’s global framework.
Mental health initiative
We helped found and launch the Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health. It’s the first global business-led initiative of its kind designed to advocate for and accelerate positive change for mental health in the workplace.
Making banking accessible
We’re removing the barriers people can face in accessing financial services by making our products and services digitally accessible.
Building an accessible HSBC (duration 3:55)
We’re working to increase ethnic diversity across the organisation to reflect the world around us.
Ethnicity at work
We’re the lead sponsor for this research on ethnicity-based marginalisation that will help us and other organisations build a more inclusive workplace culture across the world.
Racial equity standards
We are members of the World Economic Forum’s Partnership for Racial Justice in Business initiative which aims to set new global standards for racial equity in business.
We aim to improve representation within our senior leadership, including to at least double the number of Black employees in senior roles by 2025.
Ethnicity conversations (duration 2:39)
We’re committed to increasing our gender representation and aim to have 35% women in senior leadership roles by 2025.
Creating gender balance
We’re focused on attracting female talent at all levels and reporting on our progress.
Supporting female leaders
Our global Accelerating Female Leaders programme supports women through coaching, development and networking.
We partnered with AllBright, the leading global career’s network for women, to create HSBC Roar, a coaching and networking programme for female entrepreneurs.
Towards a more equal world (duration 5:00)
We want to be the financial services employer and bank of choice for the LGBTQ+ community.
We provide global allyship training to create a more inclusive culture for LGBTQ+ colleagues and customers.
We’re a signatory to the UN Standards of Conduct for Business tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people.
We're a Stonewall Top Global Employer, receiving a Gold award in its 2022 Global Workplace Equality Index.
A million moments of Pride (duration 2:11)
We aim to create a supportive environment that enables our employees to balance their professional and personal needs.
We have inclusive policies that promote work-life balance including parental leave and assistance with childcare and emergency caring responsibilities.
We’ve introduced hybrid working, providing greater flexibility and choice between home and office working.
Mental health approach
We're making sure our people have the mental health and wellbeing support they need, including free access to our confidential employee support programme.
Experiencing change (duration 1:04)
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Global diversity data
We’re creating an accurate and transparent view of our workforce so we can effectively target our actions and measure our progress.
Our employee networks
We have eight global employee networks that bring together thousands of employees around the world and help us shape our commitments and actions. The networks cover age, disability and mental health, ethnicity, faith, gender, LGBTQ+, working parents and carers and other communities.
HSBC buys Silicon Valley Bank UK
We’ve acquired the UK arm of US lender Silicon Valley Bank.
We’ve set climate targets for the real economy
We’ve announced further financed emissions targets for four carbon-intensive sectors.
Our energy policy to support net zero transition
The updated policy will support the transition towards a net zero future by 2050 or sooner.