Tony Cripps, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Singapore said: “Having a diverse workplace is an absolute priority for HSBC Singapore: it lifts performance by embracing different perspectives and it’s simply the right thing to do for our people. Today’s announcement is all about working towards this commitment. But that’s easier said than done so we will also be developing a structural framework that seeks to remove barriers and encourage equal opportunity.”
Brandon Coate, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Singapore: “We’ve always aimed to be fair in our hiring and promotion into senior positions which will continue to be merit-based, but having a gender target and making this commitment public, holds our management team more accountable. It will ensure we are ever-focused on widening and deepening our female talent pool to drive diversity through every level of our organisation.”
In Singapore, HSBC has implemented new initiatives in recent years to increase awareness of the importance of gender diversity, and to support women to move into more senior roles.