For us, sustainability means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make. This enables us to help businesses thrive and contribute to the health and growth of communities. In the Middle East, our sustainability strategy is guided by our global strategy and is tied to regional and national priorities. We have three areas of focus:
You can read more about our global sustainability strategy, approach and initiatives on our global corporate website
We focus our community investment activity mainly on education, environment and health – the fundamental building blocks for the development of communities.
Our approach is to partner with local non-profit organisations and charities that are making a difference, supporting government initiatives and promoting local culture, and we remain involved in the projects we support.
We also encourage our employees to give back to the communities in which they live and work. We have developed policies in collaboration with Human Resources further supporting our staff to get involved.
For more information on our local community programmes, achievements and awards, download our Community Investment Year in Review:
Many of the projects led, developed or supported by HSBC have received external recognition and awards. These include: