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Commitment 9 : Corporate-philanthropy policy focused on the arts, solidarity and the environment

The arts, solidarity and the environment: the commitment of the Group, combined with that of its employees worldwide, allows BNP Paribas to make a major contribution in these three areas. Together with the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Group puts its civic responsibility into action in the 75 countries where it works by restoring artworks, bringing aid to victims of humanitarian disasters or sponsoring skills-development.



Since its creation at the end of 2012, and thanks to the generosity of BNP Paribas and its employees, the “Rescue & Recover” Fund has raised more than €1 million in donations for its NGO partners: CARE, the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). In 2014 this fund once again showed its effectiveness during three major humanitarian crises. More than €290,000 in donations were collected to help flood victims in the Balkans in June and in Jammu and Kashmir in India in November. Support was also provided to refugees in distress throughout the world in December. A pioneer in solidarity, this fund is open on a permanent basis to all of the Group’s employees worldwide. Targeting humanitarian causes, the fund combines the generosity of employees and that of the bank—BNP Paribas matches each employee donation.

Photo : World - In 2014, the Rescue & Recover Fund launched an appeal among employees to help refugees from Central Africa (in Chad), Syria (in Lebanon) and Ukraine.



More than 25,000 mosquito nets impregnated with repellents were distributed in 2014 to populations in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Gabon, Mali or Senegal (countries where the Group has local operations), as part of the anti-malaria plan launched in 2012 by the BNP Paribas Foundation.