Annual report 2019

Environmental responsibility

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Care for the natural environment is one of the key commitments of Bank BNP Paribas. We believe that change should begin with ourselves, we therefore put great emphasis on initiatives which protect our planet.

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In 2011, the BNP Paribas Group recognised preventing climate change as its key priority and made a commitment to strengthen its efforts related to protecting biodiversity, water, air, natural resources and promoting a closed circuit economy.

Our efforts to counteract climate change include a number of initiatives and projects. We offer products which support eco-investments, we limit the negative impact of operational activity on the environment and we promote ecological attitudes among our employees, clients and contractors. Establishing partnerships and promoting climate justice within our industry is an important part of our operations.

Since the acquisition of core operations of Raiffeisen Bank Polska, we have been systematically harmonising procedures regarding environmental liability. We implement the best solutions and practices from the point of view of the organisation and its employees.

Bank of Green Changes

After many years of supporting the protection of our natural environment, in April 2019 we inaugurated the Bank of Green Changes program. It aggregates all of our previous initiatives for the climate. The Bank of Green Changes program includes: an internal educational campaign addressed to employees of all departments, changes in the functioning of the organisation (eco-improvements) and the constant development of our offer of eco-products and services.

Our CSR & Sustainability Strategy commitments under the environmental responsibility pillar:

Partnering with our clients in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Advance awareness and sharing of best environmental practices.

The key Sustainable Development Goals for Bank BNP Paribas from an environmental perspective include financing investments supporting access to energy from renewable sources, supporting the development of sustainable cities and communities, and active participation in partnerships and initiatives for climate justice.


2019 in numbers:


employees took part in the Bank of Green Changes educational campaign


people took part in thematic quizzes about ecology, 448 people solved the final quiz

nearly 50

ideas for eco-efficient organization and eco-friendly private life submitted by employees


employees and their loved ones took part in the #TrashChallenge – eco-volunteering action

>30 million

people were reached by the Climate Change Costs online campaign, over 8.5 million people saw the campaign spots


Oxytrees will be planted on wasteland in 2020


kilometres of carsharing


employee trips within the Bank's carsharing system


new vehicles with alternative propulsion entered the Bank’s fleet


employees trained in the Safe Driving Academy program


financed photovoltaic installations for households

16,640.5 MWh

energy consumption from renewable energy sources at the Bank


beehives in Apiary Under the Stars


bees in the care of the Bank BNP Paribas

250 kilograms

of honey produced in our apiary since 2017

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