Driving progress responsibly
Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme comprises four elements. Combined, they seek to drive positive change – for individual employees, to society as a whole.
Social responsibility: pursuing a committed and fair human resources policy
The focus of our Social programme is to ensure that our employees have the opportunities, support and wellbeing to progress and excel.
Civic responsibility: combatting exclusion, promoting education and culture
Our Civic programme provides a better future for the communities in which we operate through education and social regeneration. Civic engagement is also established in our corporate philanthropy.
Economic responsibility: financing the economy in an ethical manner
Our ethos that a ‘sustainable business is a responsible business’ underpins the solutions we offer. In an ever-changing world, our business offering evolves constantly in anticipation of clients’ needs and market developments.
Environmental responsibility: combatting climate change
In addition to steps that reduce the environmental impact of doing business, we are investing in research into climate change and carbon levels to better understand the world of tomorrow.
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 198,011 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.