Women’s Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce HSBC Bank Canada as its newest Corporate Member, adding to the growing number of financial institutions that support Canadian women-owned businesses through their supplier diversity programs and WBE Canada membership.
“We have a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion at HSBC, around the world and here in Canada. Our partnership with WBE Canada, along with other supplier diversity councils, will help us ensure our suppliers increasingly represent the diversity of our employees, customers and the communities we serve,” says Lori Fazaa, Head of Procurement for HSBC Bank Canada.
“It is so exciting to have HSBC Bank Canada join WBE Canada’s corporate membership,” said Silvia Pencak, President and CEO, WBE Canada. “Leaders in Canada’s financial sector recognize the importance of committing to purchasing from Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). We, along with our expanding community of women-owned businesses, look forward to the procurement opportunities HSBC Canada will bring as they continue their commitment to supplier diversity and the inclusive growth of their supply chains through their WBE Canada membership.”
About HSBC Bank Canada
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (‘HSBC Group’), is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances here and internationally through four businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking, Markets and Securities Services, and Wealth and Personal Banking. HSBC Group has committed to becoming net-zero in its operations and financed emissions and is working with our customers to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC Bank Canada, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 63 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,985bn at 30 June 2022 HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
Media inquiries: Alysha Palmer, Marketing Coordinator, WBE Canada