At Standard Life we're in the business of helping build a more prosperous world. We're dedicated to making sure that everything we do helps our customers to save and invest for their future, our industry to improve and our society to progress. These things have been important to us since we were established in Edinburgh in 1825.
Since then, we've also been growing globally. Today, the Standard Life group employs around 8,500 people internationally - through businesses in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. We're one of the Fortune Global 500's largest companies by revenue. And Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with around 1.3 million individual shareholders across over 50 countries.
Around six million customers worldwide trust us with their financial future - and we're responsible for the administration of over £320 billion of their assets. We support a further 16 million customers through our Chinese and Indian joint venture businesses. The Standard Life Investments brand also offers truly global asset management expertise with strong investment capabilities.
Wherever we operate in the world, we're motivated by a sense of responsibility. It's what helps us to be a sustainable business. We're proud to be listed as a leader for corporate sustainability in our industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Europe).
All figures at 30 September 2014.