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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), is a multinational Spanish banking group. It was formed in 1999 from a merger of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria. It provides financial services in over 31 countries and to 51 million customers throughout the world. The Group has a solid leading position in the Spanish market, where it began operating over 150 years ago. It also has leading franchises in South America, it is the main financial institution in Mexico, one of the 15 biggest banks in the United States, where it has a leading franchise in the Sunbelt region. Today BBVA employs near 109,000 people worldwide and has about a million shareholders. In March 2017 BBVA acquired a 50% ownership of Garantibank, Turkey.
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
Mr. Francisco González |
Responsible banking report 2014|
Annual Report 2014
listed on Bolsa de Madrid, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores & NYSE Euronext
Publicly listed company
Voluntary initiativesBBVA has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
BankTrack campaigns and BBVA
True leader Front runner Follower Laggard
BankTrack has assessed BBVA on its implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in June 2016. BBVA is assessed as a Follower, with a total score of 3.5/12.
Implementation and reporting
BBVA is reporting on the implementation here.
Contact and complaints
Equator Principles Dodgy Deals
Thun Group of Banks agrees to consider remedy for victims of human rights abuse
In 2013 the seven-strong Thun Group of Banks' produced a discussion paper on banks' responsibilities under new UN human rights guidelines. BankTrack's response to the paper highlighted that the banks had failed to address their responsibility to provide access to remedy to victims of human rights abuses. After we pushed the point further at a conference with the banks in 2014, they agreed to "explore options for addressing ... access to remedy." We look forward to the outcome.