Introducing Standard Chartered Malaysia’s 2017 Sustainability Summary

Standard Chartered is pleased to present the first Sustainability Summary for Standard Chartered Malaysia. As the nation’s first and oldest Bank, established in Penang 143 years ago, Standard Chartered Malaysia takes pride in their solid foundation and remain committed to Malaysia. They are focused on delivering for their clients and communities and have clearly set out their commitment to society – seeking to be a force for good, promoting sustainable economic and social development in Malaysia. Sustainability is integrated into how Standard Chartered Malaysia does business. It guides everything they do, from the services they provide to their clients, to the way they run their Bank and support the local communities in which they live and work.

The Sustainability Summary showcases some of the sustainability and community achievements, and their approach focuses on three areas:

  • Contributing to the sustainable economic growth
  • Being a responsible company
  • Investing in communities.

Highlights of their local achievements include 41% of women in senior management; 8,090 employee volunteer days in 2017; reaching out to over 6,000 primary school students under Bank Negara’s Buku Wang Saku programme;  contributing 1,870 intraocular lenses worth RM412,000 to underprivileged cataract patients through the Standard Chartered Foundation; and the 9th year of sponsorship for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

The Sustainability Summary provides details of the group’s performance of its focus areas, or pillars,  in relation to its aspirations and targets under each pillar, and aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals.