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Standard Chartered Launches its 2015 Annual Report

Published 03-01-16

Issued by Standard Chartered

Summary

The Bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded across the Annual Report, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business.

Report Highlights

The Bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded across the Annual Report, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business.

In 2015, the Bank contributed to sustainable economic growth across its markets by extending access to financial services and promoting responsible finance:

  • US$271.6 million of lending provided to microfinance institutions, benefiting more than 1.8 million people;
  • US$11 billion of funding provided to the Bank’s Commercial Clients, who are predominately local and regional mid-sized companies;
  • US$883.3 million of financing provided and facilitated for renewable energy and clean technology;
  • Over 480 client relationships and transactions reviewed, and 1,700 staff trained, on environmental and social risk management.

In 2015, the Bank worked with communities to promote social and economic development:

  • US$60.3 million invested in the Bank’s global community programmes;
  • 77,900 employee volunteering days contributed;
  • US$7 million raised for Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered’s global campaign to tackle avoidable blindness, with a cumulative total of US$86.3 million raised and 111 million people reached since 2003;
  • 71,200 girls empowered across 25 countries through Goal, the Bank’s sports and life-skills training programme, bringing the cumulative number of girls reached to 217,000 since 2006;
  • 103,600 young people educated on financial education by Standard Chartered staff volunteers across 24 markets;
  • 1,200 non-client micro and small businesses trained on financial education by Standard Chartered staff volunteers across 11 countries, 71 per cent of whom were women.

Media Contact:
Chantal Hadley
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Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered PLC, listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ranks among the top 25 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation. The London-headquartered group has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets, leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its income and the number of employees have more than doubled over the last five years primarily as a result of organic growth and supplemented by acquisitions. Standard Chartered aspires to be the best international bank in its markets by being the right partner for its stakeholders and leading by example. The group now employs over 65,000 people, representing some 100 nationalities, in more than 1,400 branches located in over 50 countries. The bank generates more than 90 per cent of its profits from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with balanced income derived from both Wholesale and Consumer Banking. The group is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.

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