Our approach to sustainability

We’re committed to sustainable social and economic development across our business, operations and communities including achievement of net zero emissions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our approach

We are committed to promoting economic and social development in our markets.

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Position statements

We embed our values and philosophy into our working practices.

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Stakeholders, standards and policies

We engage stakeholders and manage our approach through standards and policies.

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Reports and disclosures

Download our key impact and sustainability reports, including our latest climate change disclosures.

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Our approach

Our vision is to be the world’s most sustainable and responsible bank.

We’re committed to sustainable social and economic development through our business, operations and communities. Read our philosophy

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Sustainable Finance

As a leading financial institution, we promote sustainable finance in our markets. We're  committed to supporting sustainable economic growth, expanding renewables financing and investing in sustainable infrastructure where it is needed most.

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Responsible Company

We strive to be a responsible company, fighting financial crime, minimising our environmental impact, investing in our people and embedding our values across our business in the markets where we operate.

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Inclusive Communities

We promote economic inclusion in our markets, delivering community programmes aimed at tackling inequality. Through Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, we support young people to learn new skills, get job-ready and start their own businesses.

INSIGHTS See how we’re helping people, businesses and economies to prosper

Net zero by 2050: Companies to ditch suppliers endangering transition plans

How long will companies continue to work with supply chain partners hindering their net-zero transition?

Navigate the future | 30 Jul 2021

Net-zero by 2050: Half of companies not transitioning fast enough

Urgent action is needed for the world to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but evidence suggests we are still…

Explore our world | 12 May 2021

India’s bright future in energy

With renewable energy investment on the rise and the coal sector starting to feel the pressure, what are the risks…

Navigate the future | 21 Jan 2021

Six sustainability trends to watch in 2021

With 2020 coming to an end, what will be on the sustainability agenda for the next 12 months? We look…

Navigate the future | 17 Dec 2020

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