HSBC was born from one simple idea – a local bank serving international needs. In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong. Today we serve around 38 million customers in 67 countries and territories.
HSBC is one of the most international banking and financial services organisations in the world. We have developed a long-term strategy that reflects our purpose and enables us to capture value from our international network.
Our values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us distinctive. They are vital to fulfilling our purpose of helping businesses to thrive, economies to prosper and people to realise their ambitions.
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 foster growth which is both sustainable and commercially viable.