CSR policy of BNP Paribas in 2015
CSR policy of BNP Paribas recorded positive results last year, achieving the 2015 targets set in 2013 for 12 of the 13 CSR indicators. This step has enabled for the Group to redefine commitments consistent with its ambitious strategy and set new objectives for 2018.
One key highlight of 2015 was of course the COP 21 Conference, culminating in the Paris Agreement on climate change. The BNP Paribas Group has made strategic decisions to support its clients in their energy transition, notably by strengthening carbon risk management and by increasing financing for renewable energies to 15 billion euros.
2015 financial year was especially significant for the Group in terms of
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The first CSR management indicators were
due to be reported in 2015, and 12 out of 13 were reached. We took the
opportunity to further review our commitments so that they reflected better our
strategy and we set ourselves fresh objectives for 2018 which are even more
central to the business.”
further review our commitments so that they reflected better our strategy and we set ourselves fresh objectives for 2018
Investment and financing policy
Policies governing financing and investments for the mining industry and coal-fired power generation have been updated and an eighth policy on agricultural sector investment and financing has been published. The Group also has extensive measures in place to manage extra-financial risks.
We will pursue this momentum in 2016 and address further issues, including financing and investment in sectors with significant impact on society.
“ We would never have reached these objectives without the commitment of large numbers of employees, not just in the CSR function, but all those who implement the Group’s strategy on a daily basis by designing products, advising customers and considering CSR issues when making decisions.”
Head of CSR at BNP Paribas
Discover the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
The digital version of this CSR Report is also specially designed for use by people with a visual impairment. Meanwhile, in line with the Group’s environmental policy, all hard copies of the Report have been printed with vegetable inks on paper certified under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).