Sustainability

Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has adapted to and helped serve the needs of a changing world. It has financed economic growth, nurtured international trade and overcome events such as economic crises. We recognise our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.

Today our sustainability approach focuses on three main areas: sustainable finance, sustainable supply chains, and employability and financial capability.

  • Sustainable finance
    HSBC aspires to be a leader in financing, managing and shaping the transition to a low-carbon world. We have set out a series of commitments in support of this goal, including a pledge to provide USD100 billion to sustainable financing and investments by 2025. Improving the efficiency of our own operations is also part of our commitments, and we will source 100 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
  • Sustainable supply chains
    Through our partnerships with customers, non-governmental organisations and other key stakeholders, we are encouraging responsible business in global supply chains. We aim to help our customers reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains and to foster the sustainable growth of small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Employment and financial capability
    In a rapidly changing world, workplace skills and financial literacy are more important than ever. We support our customers, communities and employees to develop the financial capability and employability skills they need to thrive in the modern world.

You can read further information about sustainability at HSBC   including details of our performance and activities on our corporate website. Please note this is English language only.