Our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter

Women in finance

WIF logoD&I has been part of the culture of Standard Chartered for many years. In 2016, we decided to sign the UK HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter to further demonstrate alignment with our strategic goals to progress the gender agenda and work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. The pledge includes:

1. Having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.
2. Setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management.
3. Publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website.
4. Having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

As part of our commitment to transparency, we have been publishing gender data annually for over 10 years. We will continue to publish progress annually against our gender targets as we believe this will help to increase accountability and drive the pace of change across the industry.

Since signing the Charter we have seen a positive trend in female representation in our senior leadership roles increasing from 25 percent to 26 per cent (as of August 2017). This takes us closer towards our pledge of having women occupy 30% of the top four levels of senior roles in 2020. 

We are proud of the progress that we have made to date but recognise there is more work to do.

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