Supporting communities through volunteering
Volunteering has a positive impact on our communities, employees and our broader business. That’s why we offer every employee three days paid leave to volunteer.
Volunteering provides an opportunity for our staff to share their time, skills and expertise with local partners working on issues that matter in their communities. It is also a great way to promote the mental and physical health of our employees.
In 2022, 39 per cent of our employees contributed more than 49,000 days of volunteering; over 80 per cent of these days were dedicated to Futuremakers, environment and community outreach.
In 2023, we will run global employee volunteering campaigns to drive greater participation. Through collaboration with strategic partners of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, our global initiative to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion, we will enrich our skills-based activities to deepen our support to the community. We will also conduct an impact study to help shape the 2024 employee volunteering strategy.