Staff participating in volunteering session

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.

Employee volunteering session

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 2021, our employees contributed more than 31,000 days of volunteering; over half of these days were dedicated to Futuremakers, environment and community outreach.

Gorup of our staff on an employee volunteering day

What’s next?

During 2021, we will continue to develop in-person and virtual opportunities for employees to share their unique skills and expertise through Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, our global initiative to tackle inequality and promote economic inclusion.

Supporting our vision to be the world’s most sustainable and responsible bank, we will also encourage employees to participate in volunteering opportunities that support the environment to reduce carbon emissions in our communities.