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about HSBC

Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC operates from around 6,100 offices in 72 countries and territories. HSBC providesfinancial services including: personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities.

The HSBC Group is named after its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe.


ownership
listed on Bermuda Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext

With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 200,000 shareholders in some 100 countries and territories. The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Receipts.


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E14 5HQ London
United Kingdom
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Bank of England
CEO/chair
Stuart Gulliver
CEO
 
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investment policies of HSBC

HSBC's sustainability risk policies can be found here.

HSBC Group Anti-Money Laundering Policy Statement
Jul 18, 2016 | HSBC Holdings plc
Date listed represents date accessed on website.
Statement of anti-bribery principles
Jul 18, 2016 | HS
HSBC Group Sanctions Policy Statement
Jul 18, 2016 | HSBC Holdings plc
Date listed represents date accessed on website.
Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Goods and Services
Jul 18, 2016 | HSBC Holdings plc
Date listed represents date accessed on website.
HSBC statement on Human Rights
Sep 30, 2015 | HSBC
Introduction to HSBC's Sustainability Risk Policies
Mar 12, 2014
Forestry Policy
Reviewed policy. Originally published as Forest Land and Forest Products Policy in May 2004. A revision was published in 2008.
Mar 10, 2014 | HSBC
Agricultural commodities policy
Mar 10, 2014 | HSBC
World Heritage Sites and Ramsar Wetlands Policy
Mar 10, 2014 | HSBC
Statement on forestry and palm oil
Mar 01, 2014 | HSBC
Chemicals Industry Policy
Reviewed policy. The first version is from august 2005.
Dec 01, 2012
Energy Sector Policy
Reviewed policy. The first version is from June 2006, the second from 2008.
Jan 24, 2011 | HSBC
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
May 01, 2010 | HSBC Global Asset Management
Discusses HSBC's commitment to uphold the UN Principles for Responsible Investment
Defence equipment sector policy
Feb 01, 2010 | HSBC
Mining and Metals sector policy
May 01, 2007 | HSBC
the bank's policy on financing uranium mining
Freshwater infrastructure sector guideline
May 01, 2005 | HSBC
HSBC freshwater infrastructure sector guideline
HSBC Environmental risk standard
Jun 06, 2003 | HSBC
HSBC Environmental risk standard

equator principles
HSBC has adopted the Equator Principles. For more information on how HSBC implements the Equator Principles go to the Equator page of HSBC.

human rights
True leader Front runner Follower Laggard
BankTrack has assessed HSBC on its implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. HSBC is assessed as a Laggard, with a total score of 3/12.
PolicyDue dil.ReportingRemedy
2.5/30/30.5/30/3
For more details, see Banking with Principles? 2016 update.

additional information

The policies of HSBC have been reviewed by the Fair Finance Guide. The Fair Finance Guide assesses and scores bank policies on a wide range of issues against international standards of sustainability and human rights. Go here for the review in the Indonesian version of the Fair Finance Guide and here for the Brazilian version of the Fair Finance Guide. 

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HSBC and the Equator Principles

Implementation and reporting

HSBC is reporting on the implementation here.


Contact and complaints

Equator Principles dodgy deals
El Dorado International Airport
Colombia
El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia is the busiest airport in Colombia and one of the busiest in Latin America, serving as the main international and…
Tufanbeyli coal power plant
Turkey
Enerjisa, the Turkish electricity producer owned by E.ON and Sabanci, is building a new coal power plant in Tufanbeyli, commonly known as Enerjisa 2.5. The lignite-fired…
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Block 31, Yasuni National Park
Ecuador
Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is threatened by planned oil development by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. The oil development will take place in Block 31, two thirds…
Toka Tindung gold mine
Indonesia
Toka Tindung is about 35 km north east of Manado, the capital of the Indonesian Province of North Sulawesi. The project entails the development of six open-pit gold mines…
Woodlark Island Kula Gold Project
Papua New Guinea
The Woodlark Island Goldmine Project mine is a proposed and approved open cut mine in the centre of Woodlark Island. The island is isolated and has a mainly subsistence population…

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headquarters
8 Canada Square
E14 5HQ London
United Kingdom
supervisor
Bank of England
CEO/chair
Stuart Gulliver
CEO
 
banktrack contact

Alex Scrivener, World Development Movement


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Bauxite mine Niyamgiri Hills
India
On October 5th, 2004 an official agreement was signed between the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) and Sterlite Industries, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, for the…
Cerrejón coal mine
Colombia
The Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia, is the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Its steady expansion since its founding in 1976…
El Dorado International Airport
Colombia
El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia is the busiest airport in Colombia and one of the busiest in Latin America, serving as the main international and…
Golden Youth or Gemilang Makmur Subur Plantation
Indonesia
Bumitama's Golden Youth plantation in West Kalimantan, has 18,098 ha. According to Global Forest Watch only 3,717 ha are suitable for Palm Oil Plantations. Please see Bumitama's…
Great Barrier Reef Coal & Gas Exports
Australia
Australia is on the verge of an unprecedented coal boom. The epicentre of this expansion is the yet-to-be-developed Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. Galilee is the proposed…
Jaitapur nuclear power plant
India
The Jaitapur project plans to host two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) of 1,650 MWe each, with possible extension by four additional units. The Generation III+ class…
Kusile coal power plant
South Africa
The Kusile coal fired power plant project is located in the province of Mpumalanga, in South Africa, initiated by Eskom, the state electricity company. With 4800 megawatt,…
Ladang Sawit Mas Plantation
Indonesia
Bumitama's Ladang Sawit Mas Concession in West Kalimantan has 7,597 ha. According to Global Forest Watch, the entire area is unsuitable for palm oil. Please see Bumitama's…
Mountain top removal coal mining
United States
Mountain top removal (MTR) mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains order to…
Offshore Detention Centres
Australia
Australia's system of privatised, offshore detention centres (ODCs) for asylum seekers, on remote Pacific islands, is an ongoing human rights catastrophe. Spanish company…
Patents on chimpanzees and other animals
- international -
The European Patent Office (EPO) has, since 2010, granted five patents on chimpanzees to the companies Bionomics, Intrexon and Altor BioScience. The animals have been genetically…
Shwe gas and pipelines projects
Myanmar
The ‘Shwe' (meaning ‘golden' in Burmese) projects entail exploitation of underwater natural gas deposits off the coast of western Burma's Arakan State and dual…
Tufanbeyli coal power plant
Turkey
Enerjisa, the Turkish electricity producer owned by E.ON and Sabanci, is building a new coal power plant in Tufanbeyli, commonly known as Enerjisa 2.5. The lignite-fired…
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BankTrack has identified controversial issues with the companies listed below that require attention from HSBC.

Adani
India
Adani is a large Indian resources, logistics and energy company with big expansion plans. It was founded by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, in 1988. It has coal mining interests…
Anglo American
United Kingdom
Anglo American is a British multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world…
Areva
France
Created in 2001 and 90% owned by the French state, this multinational conglomerate boasts of interests in every aspect of nuclear power from uranium mining to nuclear fuel…
Astra Agro Lestari
Indonesia
Astra Agro Lestari is Indonesia's second largest palm oil producer by area. It controls 298,000hectares of fully developed plantations in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.…
BHP Billiton
Australia
BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. It occupies significant positions in major commodity businesses, including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal,…
Bumitama
Indonesia
Bumitama Agri Ltd. is one of the largest producers of Palm oil and Palm Kernel in Indonesia, where it controls over 200.000 hectares of palm oil plantations. It was established…
Coal India
India
Coal India is the biggest coal producer worldwide, majority-owned by the government of India. It was created in the 1970's when India's coal mining industry was nationalised…
Drummond
United States
Drummond Company Inc. is a coal mining company based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, with operations in Alabama and in La Loma, Colombia. It controls coal reserves…
EDF
France
Like its rival and fellow French multinational AREVA, Électricité de France (EDF) is one of the biggest players in the global energy game. In fact, with more…
Enel
Italy
Enel is Italy's largest power company and Europe's second largest according to its generating capacity. Its interests stretch beyond Italy to 40 countries on four continents.…
ENGIE
France
ENGIE (known as GDF SUEZ until April 2015) is the largest independent power producer in the world. In 2013 it operated 600 power plants worldwide. It had 113.7 GW of installed…
EPH
Czech Republic
EPH (Energetický a Průmyslový Holding) is a Czech Republic based company currently investing mainly in the energy sector in Central Europe. The group's business…
ESKOM
South Africa
Eskom is the world's eleventh-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity and ranks ninth in terms of sales. In 2011 it had an installed generating capacity of…
First Resources
Singapore
First Resources is palm oil producer in the Asia-Pacific, established in 1992. It has more than 170,000 hectares of plantations and operates twelve palm oil mills in Indonesia.…
Glencore
Switzerland
Glencore plc (formerly Glencore Xstrata) is an Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company. The company was created through a merger of Glencore with Xstrata…
Golden Agri-Resources - GAR
Singapore
Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR) is the world's second largest palm oil plantation company with a total planted area of 470,600 hectares (including smallholders) as at 30…
IOI Corporation
Malaysia
IOI Corporation, founded in 1969, is a Malaysian conglomerate involved in the property and plantation business, including oil palm cultivation. The company's specialty fats…
Kencana Group
Singapore
Kencana Group is an oil palm company, based in Singapore. The company was  created in 1996 and listed on the Singapore Exchange on 25 July 2008, Kencana Agri Limited…
Kuala Lumpur Kepong
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) is Malaysia's third largest palm oil plantation company, with a land bank of roughly 250,000 ha spread across Malaysia (Peninsular and Sabah)…
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
India
National Thermal Power Corporation is the largest electricity producer in India. In 2014, its total installed capacity was of 42,964 MW (including 5,974 MW through Joint…
OLAM
Singapore
Olam International Limited is a global integrated supply chain manager, processor and trader of soft commodities like palm oil, cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton. It…
Rio Tinto
Australia
Rio Tinto is a mining and exploration company involved in each stage of metal and mineral production and processing. Rio Tinto is one of the largest publicly listed mining…
Royal Dutch Shell
Netherlands
Royal Dutch Shell plc is a public limited company registered in England and Wales and headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. The group operates in upstream, downstream…
RWE
Germany
RWE is Europe's second largest electricity generator and one of Europe's five leading gas and electricity companies. Founded in 1898, the company is active in the generation,…
Samling
Hong Kong
The Samling group, which is based in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo, is one of Malaysia's biggest logging companies and responsible for the ongoing destruction…
Shenhua Group
China
Shenhua Group is a wholly state-owned company founded in 1995 directly under the central government. It is the largest coal producing company in the world. It takes coal…
Sime Darby
Malaysia
Sime Darby is a Malaysian multinational conglomerate that has operations in the plantations, property, healthcare, the energy and utilities sector. It was founded in 1910…
Textron
United States
Textron is a multi-industry company, consisting of numerous subsidiaries and operating units. One subsidiary is Textron Systems, which is active in the defence, homeland…
Vattenfall
Sweden
Sweden's state-owned Vattenfall is Europe's sixth largest generator of electricity and largest producer of heat. In 2013, Vattenfall's total installed capacity across all…
Wilmar Group
Singapore
Wilmar International (WLIL.SI), founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore is one of the world's largest agribusinesses. It is involved in a wide range of businesses,…
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CEO
 
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Bank of England
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CEO
 
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videos

Bill Oddie's BankWatch
Dec 17, 2013 - Why was Bill Oddie evicted from HSBC's London HQ? Watch the film to find out.

Banking while Borneo burns: top five banks fuelling climate change
Oct 02, 2013 - The Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement) calling for UK companies to make public the carbon emissions of the fossil fuel extraction they finance, as well as having to report their direct carbon emissions. Under new rules coming into force on October 1 2013, firms must disclose information such as energy use and petrol consumption in their annual reports. But the UK's top five banks helped fossil fuel companies raise GBP170 billion between 2010 and 2012. This must be limited if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Shameful investments: banks still funding cluster bombs
Oct 05, 2010 - Cluster bombs are banned under the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, but 138 banks and other financial institutions are still investing over $20 billion USD in the producers of these indiscriminate weapons. Activists paid a visit to 2 of the top banks investing in cluster bombs in the UK, Barclays and HSBC, to call on them to disinvest. www.stopexplosiveinvestments.org

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