Our economic responsibility
Providing long-term support to our customers and partners for a positive economy
BNP Paribas in Switzerland, along with the rest of the Group, sets an objective of financing the real economy in an ethical and responsible manner. To this end, we offer funding and investments with a positive impact to advise and support our customers in their contribution to sustainable and fair development.
Supervising environmental, social and governing risks
We have, in addition, put in place rigorous processes for managing environmental, social and governing risks. The most sensitive sectors are especially well supervised thanks to nine sectoral public policies drawn up in consultation with independent experts.
Our social responsibility
Promoting diversity and inclusion
Our greatest resource is our employees. Diversity, equality and inclusion are the star commitments of the Group, which are reflected in our values. BNP Paribas in Switzerland pays special attention, among other things, to the parity man-woman in terms of promotions. This dynamic attentiveness has allowed the proportion of female executives and members of Senior Management to be reinforced over the last few years, to reach levels that position us in the lead concerning this issue.
27% of members of Senior Management were women in 2017.
Encouraging the balance between professional and personal life and development
As a responsible employer, BNP Paribas is active in the development of its employees thanks to a professional path that’s dynamic, personalised and integrated.
We value new working methods which combine agility and innovation. As such, employees benefit from a positive professional environment, which protects their health and the balance between their professional and personal life.
Our civic responsibility
Working towards cultural inclusion and education
BNP Paribas is a player engaged in society. As a banker, an employer or a sponsor, we multiply the levers and initiatives in favour fighting against social exclusion and promoting Human Rights, education or culture.
Our employees are committed
In Switzerland, the bank specifically encourages its employees to become voluntarily involved in associations and other local or international organisations. In 2020, the bank therefore offered 1817 hours to employees for voluntary assignments such as:
- Helping with the integration of migrants
- Contributing to developing entrepreneurship with young people
- Supporting the wheelchair tennis tournament, the Swiss Open
Our environmental responsibility
Carbon neutrality, a global and local challenge
For the BNP Paribas Group, becoming proactively involved in the transition to a low carbon economy, compatible with global warming inferior to 2°C, is a priority.
The bank has made carbon neutrality one of its flagship actions. It’s a strong and effective commitment that was achieved in 2017 throughout its operational perimeter thanks to the decrease in direct emissions of CO2, the use of low carbon electricity and partnerships to compensate for irreducible emissions.
With ambitious environmental objectives, BNP Paribas in Switzerland has already reduced its CO2 emissions by more than 32% in relation to 2013.
Our strong commitment towards the energy transition
The energy transition is a key element in response to the challenges of the COP21. That’s why we decided to get involved alongside the Solar Impulse Foundation in 2017.
Within the context of this partnership, we’re providing support to Bertrand Piccard and his teams in the search for 1,000 solutions for a sustainable world. 65 of our employees support the Foundation and provide them with their expertise in terms of risk management.