The bank for a changing world

Serving as a bank committed to improving society

BNP Paribas takes action through its different commitments to improve every aspect of society including combatting social exclusion and human rights violations, promoting equal opportunity through financial education and microfinance and encouraging artistic creation and solidarity actions led by employees.

Our work is conducted in line with our three commitments

7. Products and services that are widely accessible
8. Combat social exclusion and support human rights
9. Corporate philanthropy policy focused on the arts, solidarity and the environment

We coordinate these commitments by monitoring three key performance indicators:

Amount of Group support for social entrepreneurship and microfinance 

target: €200M (not including social enterprise loans).

Number of people who attended financial education programs designed and/or run by the Group 

target: 180 000 PEople.

Size of the BNP Paribas Group’s annual corporate philanthropy budget

target: Average annual budget for the period at or above the 2012 budget (€35M).

Percentage of employees having a favourable opinion on the way the Group conducts its corporate responsibility(*)

Target: 73% of satisfied employees.

(*) Composite indicator summarising four different questions in the internal Global People Survey.

Two major initiatives in particular guide our civic responsibility:

Businesses for Human Rights

We are a member of the association Entreprises Pour les Droits de l’Homme (Businesses for Human Rights), which offers a forum for sharing and developing efforts to improve the integration of Human Rights into business policies and practices. 

> Go to the Entreprises Pour les Droits de l’Homme

BNP Paribas Declaration on Human Rights

In 2012 we drafted our own Declaration in order to emphasize our commitment and ensure respect for Human Rights within our sphere of influence.

> Read the Declaration on Human Rights