COMMITTED TO A SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

In 2050, there will be 10 billion human beings on Earth, 80% of whom will live in cities*. As a major player in the European real estate market, BNP Paribas Real Estate has a duty to think about and build a sustainable urban environment for the future, to meet the expectations of our customers and partners through responsible, innovative real estate products and services that contribute to the development of a sustainable urban environment for today and tomorrow.

Source: ONU 2018

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Driven by a culture of responsibility and integrity based on best practices, BNP Paribas Real Estate's ambition is to ensure the long-term development of the company while guaranteeing its positive impact on society. Our CSR policy is a strategic challenge aimed at creating long-term value shared with our customers, partners and all our stakeholders. This translates into a willingness at the highest level of our governance to combine performance, responsibility, ethics and transparency. 

Thierry Laroue Pont
Thierry Laroue-Pont
CEO BNP Paribas Real Estate

DISCOVER THE 4 PILLARS AND THE 12 COMMITMENTS OF OUR CSR STRATEGY

  1. Economic Responsibility

    To build innovative product and service offers, along with our clients and partners, in an ethical and responsible manner. 

  2. Environmental Responsibility

    To reduce the environmental impact of our real estate activities and to make environmental quality a lever of tangible and intangible performance improvement. 

  3. Social Responsibility

    To value the development and commitment of our employees. 

  4. Civic Responsibility

    To be a committed real estate sector player and to support local initiatives. 

ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

As a business that combines all the expertise necessary to generate value from property assets, we are in a unique position to share our convictions, ideas, and experience in sustainability-related issues with the entire real estate industry. In the area of economic responsibility, we are committed to building products and service offers, along with our clients and partners in an ethical and responsible manner. We aim to ensure our economic responsibility by:

  • Strengthening partnerships and co-creation with our key stakeholders
  • Developing responsible and innovative service offers
  • Guaranteeing transparent ethical guidelines and governance

 

Our objective is to be exemplary in terms of compliance by applying the necessary expertise and processes to ensure ethical and transparent governance. In 2016, regulatory requirements and the prominence of the BNP Paribas Real Estate brand prompted the Compliance and HR Training Departments to create an e-learning module to help all employees acquire and integrate the essential rules of Anti-Money laundering, Anti-Corruption (Financial Security) and Professional Ethics applicable to their real estate business activities.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

CONTRIBUTING TO A GREENER REAL ESTATE

We are also committed to reducing the environmental impact of our real estate activities and to making environmental quality a lever of tangible and intangible performance improvement. We aim to promote environmental responsibility by:

  • Addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in our service offers
  • Reducing the direct and indirect environmental impact of our activities
  • Making the environmental quality of our products and services a lever for improved performance

 

100% of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s commercial real estate production is environmentally certified. City Lights, a renovation project of 80,000 sq m of offices in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, was awarded with “Excellent” B BREEAM and “Exceptional” HEQ certifications.

Beyond certifications, BNP Paribas Real Estate innovates and anticipates future environmental needs. Within the framework of the “Reinvent Paris” competition, BNP Paribas Real Estate presented the Ternes project, which includes:

  • A smart grid connecting offices and housing
  • A car sharing solution for non-thermal vehicles
  • Terraces for urban farming
  • Wooden buildings with a low carbon footprint
  • A variety of flora that helps with local pollution and has a positive impact on biodiversity.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

EMPOWERING PEOPLE

People matter. This is especially true at BNP Paribas Real Estate, where our employees help us transform tomorrow’s world and shape the real estate of the future. To bring out the best in our people, we are committed to contributing to their development. We work to be a socially responsible employer by:

  • Offering a healthy, flexible and innovative work environment that enhances the well-being of our employees
  • Promoting diversity, equal opportunities and employability of our teams
  • Empowering our employees to develop CSR skills

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

As a committed real estate sector player, we support our civic responsibility ambitions by:

  • Promoting and disseminating CSR knowledge throughout the real estate sector and beyond
  • Favouring the development of local economies
  • Supporting collaborative initiatives

 

We aim to encourage architecture students to imagine sustainable cities and inspire synergy between students and professionals. In order to do so, We award the annual BNP Paribas Real Estate prize to young architects who consider changes in living and working styles as well as sustainability in their conception of tomorrow’s architecture.