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about BBVA

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.


ownership
listed on Bolsa de Madrid, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, NYSE Euronext

Publicly listed company

 


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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

voluntary initiatives:

investment policies of BBVA
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Dec 17, 2014 | BBVA
Rules of Conduct in Defense
May 01, 2014 | BBVA
This Defense Policy outlines BBVA´s position on the defense industry and describes the definitions, scope and implementation…
Responsible Procurement Policy
Dec 18, 2012
Environmental policy
Jun 07, 2012 | BBVA
3rd revision approved by the Eco-efficiency and Responsible Procurement Committee at its meeting held on June 7, 2012
BBVA's Commitment to human rights
Jul 07, 2010 | BBVA
Review of the first commitment that dates from December 18, 2007.

equator principles
BBVA has adopted the Equator Principles. For more information on how BBVA implements the Equator Principles go to the Equator page of BBVA.

human rights
True leader Front runner Follower Laggard
BankTrack has assessed BBVA on its implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. BBVA is assessed as a Follower, with a total score of 3.5/12.
PolicyDue dil.ReportingRemedy
2/30.5/30.5/30.5/3
For more details, see Banking with Principles? 2016 update.
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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

BBVA and the Equator Principles

Implementation and reporting

BBVA is reporting on the implementation here.


Contact and complaints

Equator Principles dodgy deals
dodgy deals on record
Camisea pipeline project
Peru
Peru's Camisea gas project was designed to exploit an enormous gas field in the Amazonian region. It consists of 3 components: exploration and extraction at four drilling…

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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

Mountain top removal coal mining
United States
Mountain top removal (MTR) mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains order to…
Offshore Detention Centres
Australia
Australia's system of privatised, offshore detention centres (ODCs) for asylum seekers, on remote Pacific islands, is an ongoing human rights catastrophe. Spanish company…
SOCAR Aegean Refinery
Turkey
The owner and operator of the Aegean Refinery is STAR Rafineri A.S. ("STAR") a joint stock company incorporated under the laws of Turkey. The joint venture is now 81.5% owned…
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image
headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

BankTrack has identified controversial issues with the companies listed below that require attention from BBVA.

Anglo American
United Kingdom
Anglo American is a British multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world…
Arch Coal
United States
Arch Coal is an American coal mining and processing company. The company mines, processes, and markets bituminous and sub-bituminous coal with low sulfur content in the United…
Areva
France
Created in 2001 and 90% owned by the French state, this multinational conglomerate boasts of interests in every aspect of nuclear power from uranium mining to nuclear fuel…
BHP Billiton
Australia
BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. It occupies significant positions in major commodity businesses, including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal,…
Drummond
United States
Drummond Company Inc. is a coal mining company based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, with operations in Alabama and in La Loma, Colombia. It controls coal reserves…
EDF
France
Like its rival and fellow French multinational AREVA, Électricité de France (EDF) is one of the biggest players in the global energy game. In fact, with more…
Eletrobras
Brazil
Founded in 1962, Eletrobras is an electric power holding company and the largest electricity generation and transmission company in Brazil. Through its subsidiaries it owns…
Enel
Italy
Enel is Italy's largest power company and Europe's second largest according to its generating capacity. Its interests stretch beyond Italy to 40 countries on four continents.…
ENGIE
France
ENGIE (known as GDF SUEZ until April 2015) is the largest independent power producer in the world. In 2013 it operated 600 power plants worldwide. It had 113.7 GW of installed…
Glencore
Switzerland
Glencore plc (formerly Glencore Xstrata) is an Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company. The company was created through a merger of Glencore with Xstrata…
Rio Tinto
Australia
Rio Tinto is a mining and exploration company involved in each stage of metal and mineral production and processing. Rio Tinto is one of the largest publicly listed mining…
RWE
Germany
RWE is Europe's second largest electricity generator and one of Europe's five leading gas and electricity companies. Founded in 1898, the company is active in the generation,…
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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem


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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

image
headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

videos

BancaLimpia.com, somos clientes, no cómplices-SETEM
May 05, 2011 - campaign movie about BBVA and link to cluster munitions

image
headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

ALL 2014
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headquarters
Plaza San Nicolás, 4
48005 Bilbao
Spain
supervisor
Banco de España
CEO/chair
Mr. Francisco González
CEO and Chairman
 
banktrack contact

Teresa Diez, Setem

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