Since October 2019, severe bushfires have burned continuously over many parts of Australia, creating an urgent crisis for the country. Today, HSBC Australia has outlined a number of measures it will take to support the disaster response.
"We have all watched with deep sadness as Australia has suffered through these bushfires, which have devastated communities and severely damaged natural environments and wildlife populations," said Alpa Bhattacharjee, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Australia.
"With our long-standing commitment to Australia, HSBC wants to play its part. Today, we are introducing a number of measures, including contributions to disaster relief, employee volunteering arrangements and special measures to support affected customers and employees," she said.