We believe that banking groups like BNP Paribas have a vital role to play in supporting the transition to a low carbon economy. This starts with a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our own operations: by engaging with our employees and working in partnership with our suppliers, we can drive positive action in these areas and beyond:
We are supporting the BNP Paribas Group targets to reduce our carbon emissions per employee by 25% by 2020. In 2017 we achieved a 14% reduction in the UK against our 2012 baseline, while retaining our Carbon Trust Standard certification for carbon management and launching our first UK carbon management strategy, which targeted energy efficiency and travel reduction.
In 2017, 55% of our UK electricity needs were met with renewable energy, supported by certified green tariffs with plans to increase this further.
Waste & recycling
We are committed to improving the our recycling efforts and tackling plastic pollution with the phasing out of single-use plastics from our main UK offices by 2020.
We continue to reduce paper use by investing in digital solutions, while adhering to a paper sourcing policy: 81% of paper we use comes from certified sustainable sources.
Certifications & Performance Data
To act as a framework for environmental management, we’ve implemented environmental management systems certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard, with currently 62% of our UK operations certified.
Explore in depth…
… our UK environmental indicators
… our UK environmental policies
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