Our Corporate Social Responsibility
As a key international financial player and a leading bank in the Eurozone, BNP Paribas embraces the responsibility for the promotion of a more balanced economic growth and the active and intentional contribution to a more sustainable and equitable world.
The commitment to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is at the centre of our Group’s strategic plan. Our company engagement policy covers concrete actions in all our business lines to develop new models that allow us to combine economic performance with a positive impact on society and to mobilise the financial resources of the bank and its clients for a greater contribution to the common good.
Our strategy builds around four pillars – The Economy, Our People, The Community and The Environment – and twelve commitments, in order to respond to our main ambitions: promoting an innovation approach that responds to the new needs and expectations of our clients, encouraging conscious growth that benefits all economic actors and developing our positive contribution to society and to the environment.
In a changing world, that is ever more open, more complex and in constant motion, we are fully committed, along with our employees, clients, partners and the society to laying the foundations for a better future, creating sustainable value.
BNP Paribas, a responsible economic player
For the Group, being a responsible bank means living up to its economic responsibilities and working to finance projects for its clients.
In addition, BNP Paribas recognises that it has responsibilities in three other areas:
This means treating the Group’s more than 193,319 employees in a fair and loyal manner and engaging in serious and meaningful dialogue with staff union representatives.
This means helping to combat social exclusion and promoting education and culture. The Group has a strong stake in society, through initiatives and projects which take its banking role one step further for the good of society: special assistance for underprivileged neighbourhoods and marginalised areas, microcredit, support for charitable organisations and social economy enterprises. Our civic engagement is also manifested in the corporate philanthropy work done by the BNP Paribas Foundation, whose charity initiatives include educational, cultural and public health projects.
BNP Paribas pays particular attention to the environmental impact resulting from its banking activities all over the world. The Group has drawn up and implemented detailed policies relating both to its day-to-day functioning and to sensitive fields of industry, and supports environmental initiatives through the BNP Paribas Foundation.