BNP Paribas UK Engagement

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:

Carbon emissions

We are supporting the BNP Paribas Group targets to reduce our carbon emissions per employee by 25% by 2020. In 2018 we achieved a 30.5% reduction in the UK against our 2012 baseline.  Our UK carbon management strategy targets energy efficiency, travel reduction and our supply chain.

Renewable energy

In 2018, 65.4% of our UK electricity needs were met with renewable energy, supported by certified green tariffs with plans to increase this further, compared to 55% in 2017.

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 71% of our UK operations currently certified.

Explore in depth…

… our UK environmental indicators

… our UK environmental policies

… our Group efforts in CSR