Protecting the environment
How we would like to conserve biodiversity
The BNP Paribas Group is committed to protecting species and combatting climate change and demonstrates its strong commitment to the energy transition.
Withdrawal from financing coal
BNP Paribas already undertook in 2019 to stop financing coal projects in the European Union by 2030.
In this way, we are terminating our financial commitments in particularly environmentally sensitive fields, such as coal-fired power generation, worldwide by 2040. We are thereby supporting the phasing out of coal in our business relationships. To the same extent, we are increasing our investment in technologies that drive the energy transition, such as renewable energies.
Reducing the CO₂ footprint in our own business dealings
We are continuously working on further reducing our employees’ CO₂ emissions. Reducing business trips and choosing more environmentally friendly means of transport are the main contributors to this. For several years, BNP Paribas has been motivating its employees through various initiatives to make more use of bicycles. At the same time, our business unit for full-service vehicle leasing and sustainable mobility solutions, Arval, continues to convert its fleet to e-cars.
Our German headquarters, the Senckenberg Tower, is a prime example of sustainable building and is certified with the BREEAM Excellent seal for sustainable building. Its façade consists of 95% recycled aluminium.
Climate Analytics and Alignment Report
Contributing to a responsible and sustainable economy is central to BNP Paribas. With this report, we are creating an important basis for achieving our goal of a net-zero economy by 2050.
Overview of the global goals of the BNP Paribas Group by 2025
200 billion EURO for customers in transition to a low-carbon economy
4 billion EURO in finance for conserving biodiversity
1.85 tons CO2 maximum greenhouse gas emissions per employee per year
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