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Commitment 11 : Reduction in the environmental footprint associated with our own operations

The Group’s policies to reduce its direct impact on the environment have proven effective. This is reflected in the progress made and the international awards which BNP Paribas has won.

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A CO2 TARGET ALMOST REACHED ONE YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

BNP Paribas set itself the target of reducing its GHG emissions per employee by 10% in 2015 compared with 2012. A 9.35% fall has been registered since 2014 and its target has therefore almost been met, one year ahead of schedule. This performance is thanks to energy-efficiency programmes for buildings and I.T. equipment, combined with favourable climatic conditions. There were many initiatives in 2014, and the Group’s average energy consumption fell to 210 kilowatt hours per metres square compared with 226 kilowatt hours per metres square in 2013. The following were among the factors that contributed to these results: replacement, up to a threshold temperature of 28 degree celsius, of air conditioning with ventilators at BNP Paribas Cardif in Japan, automated energy management for buildings in Hawaii, or initiatives in Turkey by BNP Paribas Lease Group which were awarded the WWF Green Office label. At the same time, the share of renewable energies in the energy consumption of buildings increased to 18.6% compared with 18.2% in 2013. An increase that notably related to: a new contract signed by Arval in the United Kingdom with a renewable electricity supplier; the use of geothermal energy and photovoltaic panels being fitted on a new building in Italy; and a natural cooling system of a BNP Paribas Fortis building in Belgium.

Photo : Turkey - BNP Paribas Lease Group received the “Green Office” certification from the WWF, which recognises efforts made by companies to reduce the ecological footprint of their offices.

1,841 TONNES OF PAPER RECOVERED IN THE 589 BUILDINGS OCCUPIED BY BANK OF THE WEST WERE RECYCLED IN 2014.