Many people with disabilities struggle to find a job or get the support they need in the workplace to thrive and reach their full potential.

In this day and age, it’s simply not acceptable that people with disabilities face barriers like this – we must lead by example to ensure HSBC UK is open and accessible to everyone.

Becoming a disability-confident employer not only means we can draw people from the full pool of talent, it’s also the right thing to do and will help to change attitudes for the better in businesses and the community.

Our commitment is to focus on ability, ensuring that we continue to make reasonable adjustments to our roles and workplaces so anyone can join our bank. We will also seek to create employment opportunities specifically for people with disabilities and champion the value of a truly inclusive working environment.

Ian Stuart, CEO, HSBC UK