BNP Paribas makes significant progress in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, 2020

BNP Paribas confirms its position among leaders of the banking sector, placing itself in the top 7% of banks assessed (global universe of 254 banks). With an overall score of 81/100, BNP Paribas shows a continuous progress this year in the annual extra-financial rating of SAM – now part of S&P Global – while the average score of the “Banks” sector has noticeably decreased (39/100, i.e – 16 points in two years).

Sustainability indices

BNP Paribas is thus listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices* World and Europe.

In 2020, only 25 banks out of 199 assessed were selected in the World index, and only 10 out of 34 in the Europe index.

Major improvements from year-to-year concern the areas “Human capital development” (+25 points), “Information security & Cybersecurity” (+17 points), “Labor practices” (+15 points), and “Risk & Crisis management” (+8 points). The Group policies in the fields of tax, corporate governance, business codes of conduct, and the promotion of the respect of human rights, were been awarded better grades in 2020.

This year, BNP Paribas confirms its leadership in the Environment and Social dimensions of the assessment, where it positions itself respectively in the top 2% and the top 4% of banks assessed.

With scores of 100/100, the Group has particularly well performed in areas like “Materiality” (a strategy that is aligned with sustainability issues deemed most material for its activities and stakeholders), “Environmental reporting” and “Social reporting”, “Climate strategy” and “Financial inclusion”.

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*Created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a family of best-in-class benchmarks for investors willing to reflect sustainability considerations within their investment portfolios.

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