MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD, STARTS BY MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR EVERYDAY BUSINESS

Mon, 20 Sep 2021

Here, at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, we are committed to making a positive impact in our local communities and providing young people with as many opportunities to succeed in life.

As part of the BNP Paribas Group, we can play an important part in making a positive contribution to finding solutions to our shared global challenges. 

Supporting the U.N. sustainable development goals

We are proud to be committed to supporting the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to support an initiative that aligns with our positive impact principles from gender equality to mental health. We are driven to changing the world for a better future and have been actively engaging with colleagues, clients and other key stakeholders on building a sustainable future. 

Acting as a role model company and employer 

We truly believe that change starts from within and that’s why we are proud to be a role model company and employer, reflected in our recent Top Employer Award from the Top Employers Institute – the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. At BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK we find that creating a diverse, sustainable and fair workplace is at the cornerstone of ensuring we’re a good business that also does good in the communities we serve. An inclusive and accepting environment allows everyone to succeed and take advantage of numerous development opportunities.

We encourage employees to embrace their individuality, supporting a nurturing environment where everyone can be themselves.  Through our seven diversity and inclusion networks we can reflect the inclusive environment we foster at the company, which includes; Pride, Women in Business, Multicultural Empowerment, Health and Wellbeing, Disability, Helping Hands and our newest addition the Early Careers Network. We’re also proud to be a Disability Confident Level 2 employer. 

Making a positive impact

Delivering our purpose of being a force for positive change is not just confined to our own operations, but through enabling our colleagues to use worktime to support local good causes. It means every colleague is given one workday each year to support their local community and charitable organisations through raising money, volunteering, and being actively engaged. As part of our #1MillionHours2Help global programme, our colleagues have the opportunity to make a difference.  It means they’ve volunteered to help a host of good causes, from environmental projects such as lake cleans, marathons, cake bakes through to more daredevil skydiving challenges to raise valuable funds for local charities.

Contributing to tackling our global sustainability challenge

We recognise we all play a part in tackling climate change, so this is an important focus for all colleagues at BNP Paribas Personal Finance. We’re committed to providing access to more sustainable energy and resource consumption and have made local changes within our operations with reducing single use resource consumption, being just one of many positive changes we’ve made. We’re open to new solutions to further improve our sustainability practices and as we look to the future we’re committed to continued positive change to reduce our environmental impact.

Read our latest report: https://www.bnpparibas-pf.co.uk/csr/