Committed to communities
At HSBC, we believe we have a responsibility to actively support the communities where our customers and people live and we work to invest in the long-term prosperity of our global communities. In 2018, we contributed US$105 million to charities and not-for-profit organisations running community projects around the world, and locally we help support vital community projects and programmes in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man through funding and hands-on volunteering.
Inspiring future generations
As a global corporate citizen, HSBC recognises our wider commitment to global communities and understands that economic growth must also be sustainable. We have embedded a global sustainability strategy to help our business, our customers and our communities grow in ways that work for the world we live in today.
With this in mind, through our Community Partnerships we have pledged long-term support with local charities to help people reach their potential through improving financial literacy and aiding people to access education and training to gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.
We continue to help inspire the youth of our islands to succeed in today’s working world through the dedicated support of our community partner programmes:
- The Diana Award Jersey Mentoring Programme
- Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme, Jersey Youth Service
- Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme, Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
- Junior Achievement Isle of Man, Company Programme
- Jersey Child Care Trust, Special Needs Inclusion Programme
- Every Child our Future, Reading Recovery Programme
Community and volunteering remains important to us and we are proud to get involved and make a lasting difference. We encourage our people to be actively involved in the community, and have a dedicated global HSBC volunteering site connecting employees to local volunteering opportunities and share their stories and experiences. Our employees across the Channel Islands and Isle of Man volunteer over 6,000 hours during work time each year to help local charities, schools and community organisations.
HSBC continues to support our Pound for Pound scheme through matching employee charity fundraising up to £1,000 per employee each year.
Let’s Ride 2019
In association with British Cycling, we proudly promote healthy and active lifestyles in the community through our annual Let’s Ride event. This free community event has become a key fixture in Jersey’s summer sporting calendar and its success would not be possible without the support of our team of 60+ employee volunteers.
More than 540 islanders of all ages took to their bikes for our second Let’s Ride Jersey event on 30 June 2019, with hundreds more coming along to support friends and family and discover the joys of cycling.
Manx Youth Games, Isle of Man
Since 2001, HSBC continues to be the headline sponsor of the Manx Youth Games. Year on year we support healthy living from the grassroots by supporting more than 1,000 children to take part in the biggest multi-sport event in the Isle of Man.
Jersey Youth Cycling, Jersey
We are a corporate sponsor of Jersey Youth Cycling. The main aim of Jersey Youth Cycling is to support the participation and development of cycling for young people across the island.
We’re proud of the contribution and support we continue to give our local communities and are equally proud of the work, time and dedication given by our people in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.