MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
At BNP Paribas Personal Finance we have fun delivering our purpose of being a force for positive change. We focus our efforts on where we can make the greatest difference and giving back to improve our local communities is more than a key purpose; it’s our passion. Our colleagues have one paid day each year to support their local community and charitable organisations through raising money, volunteering and being actively engaged. The best bit is it’s win/win as not only do our local communities benefit; our colleagues get a lot from it too.
We want to make a positive contribution to our local communities and that’s why we encourage our colleagues to use their annual volunteering day to help a charity or organisation of their choice, in whatever way they can.
Through BNP Paribas Group’s #1MillionHours2Help global programme our colleagues get involved in everything from environmental projects such as lake cleans, marathons, cake bakes and sky diving. All in the name of making a positive impact. Plus we have great fun too!
Championing youth employment
We believe that every young person deserves to have opportunities to succeed in life, and that employers play a vital role in this. That’s why we help young people gain the skills they need to enter the workplace through career days and skills sessions. With over 1,000 employees of BNP Paribas in the West Midlands we're proud to be the founding partner of Dallaglio RugbyWorks in our region. The programme aims to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, training or employment.
Reducing our environmental impact
We all have a responsibility to treat our environment with respect to create a better planet for all. We’ve improved our carbon footprint through banishing single-use cups from our offices, replacing them with reusable alternatives and our teams have cleaned local parks as well as donated furniture to local charities. Even the smallest of changes can have a massive impact so it’s great to see colleagues get on board to do their bit.