BNP Paribas is committed to reducing its direct environmental impacts by reducing material inputs, primarily paper but also single-use plastics.

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Terms of the action or commitment

Objective A: reduce paper consumption per employee by 19% in 2025 compared to 2019, from 86 to 70 kg/FTE.

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).

Levers mobilized for circular economy (according to Ademe)

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Implementation timeline

Starting year


Ending year


Main actors mobilized

Internal actors

CSR Department, Group Purchasing and all Group entities

External actors


Geographic area


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2022 follow-up of the action

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Date of follow-up

March 2021

Methods of validation of the follow-up

These figures come from the Group's environmental reporting, verified by the company's auditor and published in the Universal Registration Document.

Status of the action

In progress


a) Results


Partially achieved

Not achieved

b) Numerical / Qualitative information



Comparison with the projected pace in the last publications

Keeping up with the times

In advance


Partial / Final results
In 2021, paper consumption was 49 kg/FTE, a decrease of 42% compared to 2019. And the share of “responsible” paper was 78.7%
Company's comments
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%.

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