The 2006 edition of the Environmental and Social Report is available online. Until now, it was integrated in the Sustainable Development Chapter of the Group’s Annual Report, but this year the Environment and Social responsibility part is one separated report that presents the approach and the actions of the Group in 2006.
The approach of BNP Paribas towards the sustainable development is part of its corporate project. The environmental, social and economic responsibility of the Group is based on the values of the company: responsiveness, creativity, commitment and ambition.
Animated by a strong dynamic of growth, BNP Paribas endeavours to reconcile its financial and commercial needs with strong requirements in matters of ethics and social responsibility. BNP Paribas is already engaged in favour of micro credit as it has developed, since 2006, a worldwide activity of microfinance.
Moreover, the Group has strengthened its commitment as a socially responsible enterprise and a community outreach player, with the Projet Banlieues initiative in France that helps disadvantaged suburbs, as well as programmes to fight social exclusion through education and knowledge transfer in several other countries. These actions will be carried on and intensified in 2007.
As parts of its environmental protection approach, BNP Paribas has decided not to publish paper versions of the report: it will be available from the website as well as on cd-rom.