At HSBC – U.S., diversity and inclusion mean strength.
Whether it's creating a diverse workforce that is engaged to deliver our strategy to be the world's leading international bank or meeting the needs of our diverse customer base, diversity provides HSBC with a competitive advantage and the promise of a more sustainable future.
We value the unique contributions that each employee, customer and supplier brings to our business, making diversity and inclusion core components of the HSBC brand. HSBC's diversity and inclusion strategy also supports HSBC's Values - Dependable and do the right thing; Open to different ideas and cultures; and Connected to customers, communities, regulators and each other.
To deliver on our U.S. strategy to fully embed diversity into every aspect of our culture, many opportunities exist for employee engagement, including Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils and a variety of diversity activities and special events.
In accordance with U.S. legislation, HSBC is committed to full compliance. In many cases, we surpass legislative requirements because we recognize the value and strength diversity brings to all aspects of the business. We find within HSBC a unique blend of people who come from different heritages and experiences, with a wide range of cultures, perspectives and talents. Our differences are important–they make us who we are as individual employees and, together, who we are as a company. By leveraging our individual talents and tapping into our unique insights, we stand to achieve our Managing for Growth goals by an overwhelming margin. Diversity within HSBC - North America and throughout HSBC worldwide is certain to grow as we grow–into new markets, serving new customers in other countries. As a result, understanding diversity and accepting and respecting our differences will take on an even greater importance.
At HSBC, our vision for diversity is an inclusive and engaging culture where people are valued for who they are and the ways in which they contribute.
The following are HSBC – U.S. strategic priorities:
The U.S. diversity council promotes the understanding of business issues within the context of diversity through leadership and education. The council provides employees a voice within the organization.
A Group Diversity Committee oversees the implementation of the Global Diversity and Inclusion strategy worldwide. The HSBC – U.S CEO sits on the Global committee, providing input and sharing the U.S. perspective.
The U.S. Diversity Council is led by the U.S. CEO and comprises of senior executives, corporate leaders and Employee Resource Group members. This council meets to discuss and coordinate local initiatives in support of the U.S. Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. The council shares updates with each other and with U.S. Human Resources Organizational Development staff, which in turn keeps the Global Diversity Committee apprised of U.S. initiatives and progress.
HSBC Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support organizational diversity and inclusion efforts. These groups facilitate open discussion of workplace issues for diverse employees and foster an environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion. These groups also assist with recruiting and promote professional development of our diverse employees through industry networking and mentoring programs.
The following employee resource groups are currently offered at HSBC:
HSBC - is stronger because of the differences that make us unique. Our diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives all contribute to the creativity, productivity and performance that make HSBC successful. No two employees or customers are the same and at HSBC, we value everyone's perspective.
HSBC is committed to attracting and selecting only the best-qualified candidates while valuing a diverse workforce. We are committed to creating a workplace that nurtures individual growth regardless of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, race, religion, veteran status, socio-economic background, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local law. To keep our valuable people, we provide an attractive array of employee benefits and services.
Just as our financial experts emphasize the value and strength of a diversified portfolio, our management team places the same emphasis on diversity among our people. Valuing diversity is an integral component in achieving our corporate strategic objectives. We believe that a diverse workforce enhances the overall performance and success of an organization. And we take pride in our commitment to maintaining such an environment.
In accordance with applicable law, the Company's policies and practices do not tolerate discrimination against employees and qualified applicants on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, race, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic background, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. The Company complies with federal, state, and local EEO laws and strives to promote a positive workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Retaliation is prohibited against any employee who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in a covered proceeding or otherwise opposes discrimination under applicable federal laws.
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