BNP Paribas is committed to reducing its direct environmental impacts by reducing material inputs, primarily paper but also single-use plastics.
Terms of the action or commitment
Objective B: increase to 90% by 2025 the share of “responsible” paper (from recycling or sustainably managed forests, i.e. recycled to more than 50% or PEFC or FSC).
2022 follow-up of the action
b) Numerical / Qualitative information
In 2021, paper consumption was 49 kg/FTE, a decrease of 42% compared to 2019. And the share of “responsible” paper was 78.7%
In 2020 and 2021, the health crisis had an impact on internal paper consumption following the implementation of remote work in application of government decisions or incentives in many countries. This explains why the results obtained over these years are particularly low. The previous commitment on paper consumption has been exceeded – in 2020, paper consumption in the group was 58kg/FTE with a target set at 94kg/FTE – and the previous target on responsible paper share was almost reached – in 2020, 74.6% of the Group’s paper was responsible with a target of 80%.