Community

In HSBC Mexico our goal is to build long-term business relationships by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions that we make.This allows us to be a sustainable financial institution meanwhile we promote the country’s growth to achieve a meaningful social transformation.

As part of our effort to be Mexico’s sustainable Bank, we have a strong community investment strategy in alliance with charities that focus on education, environment, community and health issues. This gives us the opportunity to work with a wide variety of programmes which positively influence our stakeholders and gives us the opportunity to connect further with the communities where we operate, always aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

It is worth mentioning that thanks to our scope of initiatives, we have had the opportunity to create several alliances between both the private sector and government, generating joint ventures, which maximize the impact of our efforts.

In addition to our community investment and alliances, in HSBC we seek to fulfill our clients’ desire to help, whom generously support educational campaigns and diverse social projects through our ATM’s network.

In regards of our operational sustainability, we have the REDUCE strategy to measure, manage and minimize our environmental impact through cutting the CO2 emissions created by our employees by 1.5 tonne per person per year by 2020; therefore, during 2016 in HSBC Mexico a Power Purchase Agreement was signed. Thanks to this initiative, the 50% of the energy consumed will be generated through renewable sources, which will lead us to decrease from 3.2 CO2 to 1.7 CO2 tons per colleague, achieving the country’s target.


Education programmes

Just Raise Your Hand

Mexico flagship education program which is working to prevent children from dropping out of school and improve the quality of education in public elementary schools across the country.

Results:

  • 10,271 benefited students
  • 36 sponsored schools
  • Coverage in 29 states of Mexico

For more information, visit the Just Raise Your Hand website

Indigenous Communities

Development and empowerment of indigenous communities.

The first communities that will be benefited are Mazahua in State of Mexico, Tarahumara in Chihuahua, Hñahñu in Hidalgo and Mixe in Oaxaca.

Junior Achievement

Program focused on developing financial-literacy skills, environmental awareness and entrepreneurship for young people.

Results:

  • 11,784 benefited students
  • 309 sponsored schools
  • Coverage in 20 states of Mexico

For more information, visit the Junior Achievement website

Women Strength

Women empowerment in rural communities in alliance with NEMI Foundation.

Results:

  • 2,150 women benefited
  • Coverage in Hidalgo, Yucatan, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Durango, Morelos and Puebla

For more information, visit the NEMI website

Environmental Programmes

HSBC Water Programme

The HSBC Water Programme is a five-year, USD100 million initiative to tackle water challenges around the world.

In Mexico, we are supporting three non-governmental organizations:
Amigos de Sian Ka'an to prevent pollution and to protect the Maya aquifer in Yucatan Peninsula, one of the country’s biggest underground reserves of freshwater.
Isla Urbana, a system developed by a Mexican entrepreneur to capture rainwater.
CCMSS, organization focused in protecting and restoring one of the main freshwater resources for Mexico City: Valle de Bravo

Results:

  • 10,801 hectares conserved
  • 320 eco technologies installed
  • 3,000 people with Access to clean water
  • Coverage in Yucatán, Campeche, Estado de México, Ciudad de México, Jalisco y Nayarit

For more information, watch HWP video

Green Project

Support the main urban forests in Mexico and conservation projects of natural areas.

Results:

  • 4 urban forests adopted
  • 136 hectares reforested = 113 soccer fields
  • 6th HSBC Insurance Race to support the rehabilitation of the most important urban forest for Mexico City: Bosque de Chapultepec
  • 2,650 volunteers, family members and communities benefited participated together in reforestation activities
  • Coverage in in the State of Mexico, Mexico City, Jalisco, Querétaro and Nuevo León

Environmental Month

Colleagues and their families participate in activites with the objective of creating awareness regarding the importance of a responsible management of our natural resources.

Results:

  • 5 Sustainable Fairs in our coorporate buildings in order to promote the production and consumption of sustainable products
  • 17 environmental workshops
  • 4,500 colleagues and family members participated.
  • Coverage in Mexico City, State of Mexico, Jalisco and Nuevo León

For more information, watch our Reforestation Day 2016 video

REDUCE

HSBC operational sustainability strategy to measure, manage and minimise our environmental impact through cutting the CO2 emissions created by our employees by 1.5 tonne per person per year by 2020.

This will be achieved through a sustainable waste management programme and reducing our paper and energy consumption.

Results:

  • 29 LEED Certifications (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
  • Power Purchase Agreement was signed with ENEL Green Power Mexico. Through this initiative 50% energy consumed by HSBC Mexico will be generated through renewable sources
  • 0 waste to landfill generated by our main corporate buildings.

For more information, watch our REDUCE video

Health and Community Programmes

Adding Value

Inclusion programme for people with disabilities, both inside and out of HSBC.

Results:

  • 100 wheelchairs donated
  • 41 employees with disabilities in HSBC
  • 47 students graduated from our course Development of Professional Skills for People with Moor Disabilities
  • 7 dinners in the dark
  • 60 people hired temporarily
  • Coverage in Mexico City, State of Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Jalisco and Veracruz

Cancer

Support treatments of children with cancer.

The treatment of 143 children will be attended in Mexico City, Chiapas and Oaxaca

For more information, watch our programme video

Disaster Relief

All Together... For Mexico!

Due to the recent earthquakes which affected Mexico, HSBC provided to our customers the possibility of supporting those in need, using the following channels:
HSBC branches
HSBC ATM’s network
Call Centre
PIB (Personal Internet Banking) and HSBC Mobile Banking
HSBC Mexico will match each donation and in alliance with Save the Children Mexico the resources will be used for:

  1. Attend local immediate needs
  2. Reconstruction of affected areas