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BNP Paribas is one of the main banks in Europe. It was created on 23 May 2000 through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas. Together with Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais it is one of the 'three old banks' of France.

 


ownership
listed on NYSE Euronext

Publicly listed 


voluntary initiatives:

investment policies of BNP Paribas

On overview of BNP Paribas's setor policies can be found here.

Corporate Social Responsibility - Sector policy - Mining
Jun 01, 2013 | BNP Paribas
Includes some mention of Mountaintop removal.
Corporate Social Responsibility - Sector Policy - Oil Sands
Jun 01, 2013 | BNP Paribas
Corporate Social Responsibility - Essential Food Commodities
Jul 16, 2012
Corporate Social Responsibility - Sector Policy - Wood Pulp
Sep 13, 2011 | BNP Paribas
Corporate Social Responsibility - Sector Policy - Coal Fired Power Generation
Sep 13, 2011 | BNP Paribas
Corporate Social Responsibility - Sector Policy - Nuclear Power
Sep 13, 2011 | BNP Paribas
Corporate Social Responsibility: Sector Policy - Defence
Dec 27, 2010 | BNP Paribas
Corporate Social Responsibility: Sector Policy - Palm Oil
Dec 27, 2010 | BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas and the Armament Sector
Apr 14, 2008 | BNP Paribas

equator principles
BNP Paribas has adopted the Equator Principles. For more information on how BNP Paribas implements the Equator Principles got to the Equator page of BNP Paribas.

sector and issue policies (status 2010)

Early in 2010, BankTrack reviewed the publicly available sector and issue policies of BNP Paribas to assess how these policies dealt with social and environmental issues and met international best practice for a particular sector or issue. Go here for the report.

BNP Paribas and the Equator Principles

Implementation and reporting

BNP Paribas is reporting on the implementation here.


Contact and complaints

Equator Principles dodgy deals
Kashagan oil project
Kazakhstan
An offshore oil project in the north Caspian Sea, Kashagan is part of the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), a 40-year contract that was signed in 1997…
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project
Papua New Guinea
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been chilled to liquid form, reducing it to one-six-hundredth of its original volume for transportation by ship to destinations…
Nam Theun 2 dam
Laos
The US$1.45 billion Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project, in the small Southeast Asia country of Lao PDR, is involves a 39-meter high dam on the Theun River, a major Mekong tributary,…
Sakhalin II oil and gas project
Russian Federation
The Sakhalin II project in the Russian Far East is said by project sponsors to be the largest integrated oil and gas project in the world.  The project  involves three…
Theun-Hinboun dam expansion
Laos
The US$585.5 million Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project involves a 65-meter high storage dam on the Nam Gnouang  River and a doubling of capacity at the existing Theun-Hinboun…
Tufanbeyli coal power plant
Turkey
Enerjisa, the Turkish electricity producer owned by E.ON and Sabanci, is building a new coal power plant in Tufanbeyli, commonly known as Enerjisa 2.5. The lignite-fired…
dodgy deals on record
Block 31, Yasuni National Park
Ecuador
Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is threatened by planned oil development by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. The oil development will take place in Block 31, two thirds…
Toka Tindung gold mine
Indonesia
Toka Tindung is about 35 km north east of Manado, the capital of the Indonesian Province of North Sulawesi. The project entails the development of six open-pit gold mines…

Canadian tar sands
Canada
In the Canadian Boreal forest just downstream of the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains are the Canadian tar sands. The region contains some 2 trillion barrels of oil,…
Great Barrier Reef Coal & Gas Exports
Australia
Australia is on the verge of an unprecedented coal boom. The epicentre of this expansion is the yet-to-be-developed Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. Galilee is the proposed…
Jaitapur nuclear power plant
India
The Jaitapur project plans to host two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) of 1,650 MWe each, with possible extension by four additional units. The Generation III+ class…
Kashagan oil project
Kazakhstan
An offshore oil project in the north Caspian Sea, Kashagan is part of the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), a 40-year contract that was signed in 1997…
Kusile coal power plant
South Africa
The Kusile coal fired power plant project is located in the province of Mpumalanga, in South Africa. With 4800MW, it will be one of the largest power plants of its kind in…
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project
Papua New Guinea
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been chilled to liquid form, reducing it to one-six-hundredth of its original volume for transportation by ship to destinations…
Medupi coal power plant
South Africa
The Medupi Power Station is a coal-fired power plant currently under construction in Lephalale, South Africa. The project comprises six 800 megawatt (MW) units to be provide…
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 1000 feet off the tops of mountains order to…
Nam Theun 2 dam
Laos
The US$1.45 billion Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project, in the small Southeast Asia country of Lao PDR, is involves a 39-meter high dam on the Theun River, a major Mekong tributary,…
Rosemont Copper Mine
United States
Vancouver-based speculative mining company, Augusta Resource Corporation, and its Arizona subsidiary, Rosemont Copper Company, plan to blast a mile-wide, half-mile deep…
Sakhalin II oil and gas project
Russian Federation
The Sakhalin II project in the Russian Far East is said by project sponsors to be the largest integrated oil and gas project in the world.  The project  involves three…
Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP)
India
The first of 16 Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) to be commissioned in India, the Tata Mundra UMPP is located in Tunda village at Mundra, in the Kutch district in Gujarat.…
Theun-Hinboun dam expansion
Laos
The US$585.5 million Theun-Hinboun Expansion Project involves a 65-meter high storage dam on the Nam Gnouang  River and a doubling of capacity at the existing Theun-Hinboun…
Tufanbeyli coal power plant
Turkey
Enerjisa, the Turkish electricity producer owned by E.ON and Sabanci, is building a new coal power plant in Tufanbeyli, commonly known as Enerjisa 2.5. The lignite-fired…
check dodgy deals on record

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

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…
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,…
Bumi Resources
Indonesia
Bumi Resources is currently the most significant coal producer in Indonesia with 2012 production at 74 million tonnes. It owns the Kaltim Prima Coal project in East…
Drummond
United States
Drummond Ltd. is a coal mining company with operations in Alabama, in the US, and in La Loma, in Colombia. It controls coal reserves totaling over 2 billion tons and in 2011…
E.on
Germany
E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. It owns major asset positions in the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden,…
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.…
ESKOM
South Africa
Eskom is the world's eleventh-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity and ranks ninth in terms of sales. In 2011 it had an installed generating capacity of…
GDF Suez
France
GDF SUEZ is the largest independent power producer in the world. In 2013 it operated 600 power plants worldwide. It had 113.7 GW of installed power production capacity and…
Hanwha
South Korea
Hanwha Corporation, the former Korea Explosives Corporation, is a world business leader in industrial explosives production, and in construction, trade, machinery, and pharmaceuticals. …
Jindal Steel & Power
India
Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is one of India's major steel producers with a significant presence in sectors like Mining, Power Generation and Infrastructure. It…
Lockheed Martin
United States
Lockheed Martin is one of the worlds largest arms-producing and military services companies. It is a global security company engaged in the research, design, development,…
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
India
National Thermal Power Corporation is the largest electricity producer in India. In 2014, its total installed capacity was of 42,964 MW (including 5,974 MW through Joint…
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,…
Shenhua Group
China
Shenhua Group is a wholly state-owned company founded in 1995 directly under the central government. It is the largest coal producing company in the world. It takes coal…
Textron
United States
Textron is a multi-industry company, consisting of numerous subsidiaries and operating units. One subsidiary is Textron Systems, which is active in the defence, homeland…
Vattenfall
Sweden
Sweden's state-owned Vattenfall is Europe's sixth largest generator of electricity and largest producer of heat. In Sweden it has a market share of 50%. The company's generation…
Vedanta Resources
United Kingdom
Vedanta Resources is a mining company. It produces aluminum, copper, lead and zinc. Vedanta has a strong position in India, where its founder Anil Agarwal was born, but is…
Vinci
France
  Vinci is a leading company involved in concessions and construction, and has operations in around 100 countries.  It employs an estimated 180,000 people…
Wilmar Group
Singapore
Wilmar International (WLIL.SI), founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore is one of the world's largest agribusinesses. It is involved in a wide range of businesses,…

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pictures
videos

Coal funeral at Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and ING
Jan 09, 2012 - On the 1st of March 2011, Netwerk Vlaanderen and its partner organisations in the Bankroet campaign buried coal in front of Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and ING, putting the dirty energy source where it belongs: under the ground. Netwerk Vlaanderen handed over more than 4.000 signatures against investments in coal-fired power plants to the respective banks. These banks are among the biggest financiers of coal-fired power plants in the Belgian banking sector.

10 Reasons Why Bankers are Mostly Human
Jan 04, 2012 - 2011 was the year full of controversies. Our cyber satire unveils banks and bankers that talk green but invest in climate killer coal fired power plants.

Opération transparence
Jan 02, 2012 - Friends of the Earth France street action in front of BNP Paribas headquarters for the launch of the Bank secrets website.

Où va votre argent ? Le projet de Jaïtapur, en Inde
Dec 08, 2010 - Greenpeace France short video (in French) on the radioactive investments of BNP Paribas.

Tell BNP Paribas: STOP dangerous nuclear investments
Oct 21, 2010 - Greenpeace launched a new campaign against banks financing dangerous nuclear power plants, like Angra 3 in Brazil, financed by BNP Paribas. Part of the campaign is this great movie

Aviva Imhof about International Rivers and BankTrack
May 19, 2010 - Video shot during the BankTrack annual meeting in Zuerich, January 2010.

Yann Louvel about Les Amis de la Terre and BankTrack
May 19, 2010 - Video shot during the BankTrack annual meeting in Zuerich, January 2010.

Risky Business: the Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project
Mar 22, 2010 - The Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project, the largest dam in Laos, was hailed by many as they way to reduce poverty and demonstrate best practice in socially and environmentally responsible dam building, still the initial signs have not been promising...

G: Interview downstream Theun Hinboun river
Nov 12, 2009 - subtitled interview downstream Theun Hinboun river, May 2009, Laos

F: Interview village in project land
Nov 12, 2009 - subtitled interview village in project land, May 2009, Laos

E: Interview village 2 downstream Theun Hinboun river
Nov 12, 2009 - subtitled interview village 2 downstream Theun Hinboun river, May 2009, Laos

D: Interview village downstream Theun Hinboun river
Nov 12, 2009 - Subtitled interview village downstream Theun Hinboun river, May 2009, Laos

C: Interview Resettled village part 2
Nov 12, 2009 - Subtitled interview resettled village part 2, May 2009, Laos

H: Extra footage project site THXP
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about project site THXP, May 2009, Laos

I: Extra footage THHP
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about THHP, May 2009, Laos

J: Extra footage different uses of the river
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about different uses of the river, May 2009, Laos

K: Extra footage the Theun Hinboun river
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about the Theun Hinboun river, May 2009, Laos

L: Extra footage village life
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about village life, May 2009, Laos

M: Extra footage fishing
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about fishing, May 2009, Laos

N: Extra footage growing rice
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about growing rice, May 2009, Laos

O: Extra footage processing rice
Nov 12, 2009 - Additional footage about processing rice, May 2009, Laos

B: Interview Resettled village part 1
Nov 12, 2009 - Subtitled interview resettled village part one, May 2009, Laos

A: Still waters, deep trouble; how Equator bank commitments sink in Lao dams
Nov 11, 2009 - This video shows how the Theun Hinboun Expansion Project in Laos is threatening the livelihoods of more than 50.000 local people.

Banking in the Shadows .. a Trip to Jersey
Sep 07, 2009 - The British Channel Island of Jersey is a major European tax haven. In March 2009, European activists visited Jersey to expose how tax havens affect the lives of ordinary people around the world.

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