Diversity and inclusion

At HSBC in the USA, diversity and inclusion mean strength.

Whether it's creating a diverse workforce that is engaged to deliver our strategy to help customers thrive wherever they are, and connect them to opportunities near and far, big and small, 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, targeted training programs, and a variety of diversity activities and special events.

HSBC is committed to full compliance with U.S. laws and regulations relating to workforce diversity. In many cases, we surpass legislative requirements because we recognise the value and strength diversity brings to all aspects of the business. At HSBC, there are people from different backgrounds and experiences, bringing with them 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.

Diversity aims/ambitions

Our diversity and inclusion strategy is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where we foster continuous professional development, flexible working, opportunities for everyone to grow and progress based on merit.

By living up to our values, we will create a diverse and inclusive workplace that:

  • Helps us connect with our diverse customer base
  • Encourages openness and values different perspectives
  • Attracts, retains, develops and recognises people, based on merit

Building a diverse and inclusive organisation will help us achieve HSBC’s purpose and strategy, and support our brand promise of ‘Together we thrive’.

Employee Resource Groups

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. In addition, they assist with recruiting and promote professional development of our diverse employees through industry networking and mentoring programs.

The following ERGs are offered at HSBC:

  • Military Veterans
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working Caregivers
  • Gender Equality Network
  • Young Professionals
  • LGBT
  • African Heritage
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Indian
  • Hispanic/Latino

Equal employment opportunity / affirmative action

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action (AA) employer we take pride in fostering a workplace environment in which no member of our team is disadvantaged because of his or her difference. We regard the differences represented by our people as opportunities to broaden our base for creativity, innovation and problem resolution.

HSBC'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. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in a covered proceeding or otherwise opposes discrimination under applicable federal laws.