Diversity and Inclusion Embracing and celebrating our diversity

We view diversity, inclusion and respect for all colleagues as critical to our future success

Our culture in action A welcoming environment for everyone

We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

Read our Summary of Approach on Diversity & Inclusion

Striving for gender balance

We’re passionate about achieving a better gender balance in our organisation and in the financial industry as a whole. That’s why we’ve pledged to help make our industry one where women want to work by signing the Women in Finance Charter. This means we’re committed to have women occupy 30% of the top four levels of our senior roles by 2020, up from 28% today.

We want to work together to ensure that we have an industry where women feel included and can contribute their best. By building a more balanced workforce, especially at more senior levels, we believe the industry will be able to unlock innovation and manage risk better.

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Our employee resource groups Connecting employees

When we say we promote diversity and an inclusive culture, we mean it. That’s why we have more than 50 local employee resource groups. These networks connect and support colleagues, including those who are impacted by disability, have caregiver responsibilities, or are members or allies of the LGBT community.

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Gender Equality Resource Groups

We invest in 20 gender related Employee Resource Groups across our footprint to provide a collective voice for action in country, share ideas on how to improve gender diversity and collaborate across our footprint. 

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LGBT & Allies Employee Network Groups

We strive for a safe, supportive and empowering environment for LGBT colleagues and clients. Treating people with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation – ensuring everyone is comfortable bringing their whole selves to work – is the right thing to do, and good for business.

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Disability Confident

We aim to be the employer of choice for banking professionals with disabilities. This means removing barriers and biases to attract the very best talent and also supporting colleagues with disabilities during their time working with us.

Our workplace Recognising you as an individual

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Flexible working

Our flexible working policy reflects our changing working environment. We give colleagues more options around how they work on delivering for our clients – whether that involves working from home, part time or flexible time.

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Leave for new parents

Our parental leave supports our employees and their families around one of life's biggest moments – the time of childbirth or adoption. This includes maternity leave, parental leave for spouses or partners and adoption leave.

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Welcoming all abilities

Our aim is to understand what people can do, rather than being influenced by perceptions of what they can’t. We strive to be truly inclusive of employees with disabilities, to put in place scalable systems and practices for their needs. 

Insights Explore our inclusive world in action

Cybersecurity threats are much closer than you think

Cheri McGuire, our Group Chief Information Security Officer, and cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken, on the evolution of cybersecurity and how…

Navigate the future | 17 Jun 2019

We’re banking on cultural diversity

We celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by spotlighting some of our Chinese ‘corridor bankers’

Explore our world | 21 May 2019

IDAHOTB 2019: a celebration of inclusivity

We spoke to our colleagues Ravi and Dharm about their experiences as LGBT+ people in India, and their reactions to…

Explore our world | 17 May 2019

I feel like the skills I offer are taken seriously

Sankareswaran Srinivasan, an analyst in our Chennai office, lost one of his senses when he was just six months old…

Explore our world | 3 Dec 2018

#IDAHOT: Nobody should feel they can’t be themselves at work

Adrian and Raheel met and became friends through our Allies Network, which provides support for all our LGBT+ colleagues

Explore our world | 16 May 2018

#IDAHOT: I want others to feel as included as I do

Our UK LGBT+ & Allies Network co-chair Ben Cawley shares why he believes positive messaging can make a difference

Explore our world | 16 May 2018

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