Building our inclusive culture

We’re building a successful Bank that drives commerce and prosperity through a culture of inclusion. Our summary sets out our approach in detail, but essentially we tackle the issue of diversity in three ways: Great Place to Work, Great Place to Bank, Support for our communities:

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Great place to work

We want to attract talent from all walks of life and make our bank a fantastic place to work for all our employees.

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Great place to bank

We strive to make sure that our products meet the needs of everyone who uses them, no matter how diverse.

Support for our communities

We go out of our way to ensure that our approach to diversity is mirrored by our suppliers and the communities we operate in, ensuring continued wealth creation with nobody left behind.

Our Focus Areas

Gender

To engage all genders in our continued support and progress towards gender equality.

Nationality and Ethnicity 

To have a workforce representative of our client base and footprint.

Generations 

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To leverage generational experiences to increase innovation and deliver products and services for employees and clients at various life stages.

Disability 

To be a disability confident organisation with a focus on removing barriers and increasing accessibility.

Sexual Orientation

LGBT+ community

To provide support, enable individuals to bring their whole selves to work and be appreciated for who they are and what they bring to the organization.

Our Latest Updates

Find out what we’re currently doing to keep ourselves at the forefront of diversity and inclusion in our industry:

Domestic Violence and Abuse Standard

Around the world, as cities went into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, mass efforts to save lives unfortunately put some vulnerable individuals at increased risk.

We have released a Global Standard offering a broad range of help and support to colleagues who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Recognising International Women's Day 2022

We choose to challenge gender inequality every day. 

For this International Women's Day we shared inspirational stories from our colleagues, clients and wider communities as to how we are championing gender equality and supporting women to succeed. 

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Boosting ethnic diversity in our senior leadership across the US and UK

We recognise the value of a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. Our approach to ethnicity includes data collection, setting targets, talent attraction, targeted development and client and community engagement enabling us to track progress. 

Menopause Research Project

We have partnered with the Financial Services Skills Commission and Fawcett Society (a charity for gender equality and women’s rights) to study the effect of menopause on female careers in the financial services sector. The results should help us and other organisations break down barriers that women are experiencing.

Our Leadership

Our leadership is committed to building an inclusive culture and setting an example from the very top. Meet our Board Members and Executives here.

Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper CEO, CCIB and Europe & Americas, holds the position of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council Chair at Standard Chartered. 

He shares what this role involves and why this role is critical to advancing our D&I agenda.

Simon Cooper

Simon Cooper CEO, CCIB and Europe & Americas, holds the position of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council Chair at Standard Chartered. 

He shares what this role involves and why this role is critical to advancing our D&I agenda.

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