Environmental Protection

At Standard Chartered, we consider the environment - and the impact we have on it - as part of everything we do. We're opening up new low carbon, low pollution markets through innovative products and services, such as financing renewable energy projects and clean technologies.

We recognise that to truly deliver in these areas, we must engage our people and other stakeholders in protecting the environment, making them aware of its importance and the difference that can be made.

Standard Chartered works closely with our global partners to

  • Establish a Sustainable Business Council whose main objective is to identify commercial opportunities relevant to environmental protection. We financed the world’s largest photovoltaic plant in South Korea in May 2007.
  • Commit to the Clinton Global Initiative to finance USD 8-10 billion on renewable energy and clean technology projects in Asia, Africa, and Middle East in next five years.
  • Launch the Environment Challenge Campaign with The Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) platform of the Bank to share knowledge and actions to take with 8 pledges, which are:
    1. I won’t leave my tap running while I brush my teeth
    2. I will spend a minute less in the shower each day;
    3. If I have to print, I will print two pages to a sheet or print double sided;
    4. I will reuse or refuse a plastic bag three times a week;
    5. I will turn the lights out when I leave the room;
    6. I will alter my room temperature by a degree, depending on the season;
    7. I will visit the ‘My Environment’ tour to learn more about the actions I can take;
    8. I will measure my carbon footprint using the online Carbon Calculator.
    Brunei, Taiwan and Hong Kong are top three markets among total 3.4 million environmental pledges generated in the event.
  • Donate USD 1 million to World Wild Life Foundation (WWF) to support its activities, researches and events.

In Taiwan, we commit / plan to

  • Sponsor 'Coral Triangle Initiatives' of WWF with USD350,000 green fund from the Environmental Challenge Campaign to demonstrate the Bank’s commitment to environment protection.
  • Establish Environment Committee in the Bank and announce ‘Energy Saving Campaign’ to reduce paper usage by 20%, energy saving by 10% and traveling saving by 10% on World Earth Day.
  • Launch an one-hour lights out campaign on World Environment Day with the participation of fourteen universities and branches and buildings of the Bank.

Our Global Presence

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Speaking Up

Standard Chartered Bank (the “Bank”) is committed to maintaining a culture of the highest ethics and integrity, and in compliance with all applicable law, regulation and internal policy. As part of this commitment, the Bank has a ‘Speaking Up’ programme through which genuine concerns in this regard can be raised. Members of the public can securely raise Speaking Up concerns through this hyperlink, which is hosted on behalf of the Bank by a third party ‘InTouch’. Examples of concerns that can be raised through this website are concerns that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and concerns relating to bribery or banking and financial crime. Concerns received will be forwarded to the Bank’s investigations team for review. Complaints relating to SCB banking services should not be raised through this site in the first instance, but through the SCB branch network, contact centres, Relationship Managers or the ‘Contact Us’ webpage.


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