Purpose and values
We are a client-led and digitally enabled financial solution provider aiming to deliver sustainable growth for individuals, businesses and communities throughout Africa.
Our approach is underpinned by integrated thinking, connecting the emerging trends affecting our business and the issues that impact the execution of our strategy and the achievement of our value creation.
We believe in the possibilities and opportunities that abound within Africa, and our approach and commitment can be summed up in the simple phrase ‘It Can Be’.
Africa is our home; we drive her growth.
We live by our purpose to drive sustainable, inclusive growth in Africa through our position as the leading financial services organisation on the continent.
To do this, we focus on 3 strategic priorities:
- Transform client experience
- Execute with excellence
- Drive sustainable growth and value
It Can Be.
‘It Can Be’ speaks to the ethos of who we are and where we are going, how we will put the dreams and aspirations of our clients and employees at the forefront, providing the experiences, attitude and innovation required to unlock great possibilities.
Now is the time to begin a narrative of hope, of optimism. Because ‘It Can Be’ is a celebration of the human spirit, of the belief in our dreams.
Standard Bank has claimed the prestigious title of ‘African Bank of the Year’ at the esteemed 2022 African Banker Awards held in Accra, Ghana.
With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to also offer effective social impact solutions for millions of African citizens. As we mark Africa Day on 25 May, and amidst the rebuilding of the continent’s economy in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Yinka Sanni, the Chief Executive (CEO) of Africa Regions at the Standard Bank Group shares a view on how to deliver a fair and just economic renewal that benefits all in bringing prosperity to the continent.
Serving our customers
Growing our people
Delivering to our shareholders
Working in teams
Respecting each other
Upholding the highest levels of integrity
Constantly raising the bar
Living our values through our Code of Ethics
Our Code of Ethics forms the basis for all our business decisions and operations and a decision-making paradigm followed in our service delivery, product development and client relations.
This code serves as a beacon to follow and ensures that we remain true to our original purpose of driving Africa’s sustainable growth.
In keeping with our purpose, and our ESG approach, the Standard Bank Group is committed to respecting the human rights of people involved in and impacted by our business. Therefore, our Code of Ethics further aims to achieve a consistent approach to respecting human rights across the group.
If you believe an employee of Standard Bank has breached our Code of Ethics, please contact the Ethics and Fraud Hotline.
The skills and experience of our leadership at council and board level underpin our ability to deliver on our commitment to driving Africa’s sustainable growth.
We see corporate governance as an enabler that promotes strategic decision-making to create sustainable value
Standard Bank and Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) report South Africa as amongst biggest Blockchain markets in Africa