This Report fulfils the formal requirements coming from the Ordinance of the Minister of Finance dated 29 March 2018 on the current and periodic reports disclosed by the securities issuers and on equivalence of information disclosures required by law of non-EU member states and the Polish Accounting Act.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards approved by the European Union.
The report takes into account best market practice and refers to national and international guidelines relevant to business and the financial sector in particular:
- Amendment of the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994 (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 217) implementing the EU Directive 2014/95 on non-financial reporting directive (NFRD) into Polish legislation,
- Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – international non-financial reporting GRI Standards at the core compliance level (Core),
- Best Practice of WSE Listed Companies 2021 (DPSN 2021),
- ESG Reporting Guidelines prepared by the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
- The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Guidelines,
- Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) on climate risk reporting,
- Disclosure requirements for listed companies as required by the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR),
- EU Taxonomy Regulation,
- Draft Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD),
- The 2030 Agenda including the UN Sustainable Development Goals,
- The 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
There were no significant changes in the Bank’s size, structure, form of ownership or supply chain during the reported period. The data reported in previous years do not need to be corrected. Significant reporting topics have changed in the current Report.
Following the application of the latest available version of the GRI Standard 403: „Occupational Health and Safety 2018” in 2021, which, compared to previous versions, does not include the employee absence ratio, and as a result of the analysis of the BNP Paribas Group’s reporting practices, the Bank has abandoned reporting on the above ratio this year. In addition, the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions was extended to include refrigerants. For comparability of data, data for 2020 have also been updated. At the same time, we assure that this change does not affect the comprehensiveness of disclosure of material reporting topics. In other respects, there were no changes in scope, coverage or measurement methods used compared to the previous Report.
In the process of preparation of the Report we were supported by an independent educational and advisory company CSRinfo. The publication was subject to additional external verification carried out by Bureau Veritas (read the Statement).
The previous integrated report was published on 15 April 2021 and is available at: http://raportroczny.bnpparibas.pl/2020/