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Groupe BPCE is France's second largest banking group, formed by the 2009 merger of CNCE (Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne) and BFBP (Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires). Through its subsidiaries (including Natixis), it provides banking, financial, and real estate financing services to individuals, professionals, small and medium enterprises, large enterprises and institutions in France and internationally. Groupe BPCE is a cooperative banking institution. BPCE is the central body of the cooperative banking group formed by the networks of the Banque Populaire banks and Caisses d'Epargne along with the other affiliated credit institutions, including Natixis.
50, avenue Pierre Mendès France
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|Annual report||Annual report 2020|
BPCE has 9 million cooperative shareholders.
|Complaints and grievances||
BPCE does not operate a complaints channel for individuals and communities that may be adversely affected by its finance.
Stakeholders may raise complaints via the OECD National Contact Points (see OECD Watch guidance).
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BPCE's human rights policies, processes and reporting were assessed as part of the BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark in November 2019. The bank is assessed as a Laggard, with a total score of 2.5 out of 14.
Due dilligence: 0.5/5
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Voluntary initiativesBPCE has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
BPCE states on its CSR approach webpage that it has "implemented environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in our sector credit policies as well as our exclusion policies within Natixis targeting sectors facing major environmental and human challenges such as: controversial weapons, coal industries, oil and gas exploration & production, defense and tobacco industry. In addition, Natixis applies CSR policies for internal use in the most sensitive industrial sectors: nuclear industry, oil and gas industries, mining and metals, palm oil planting, production and processing." (See here for Natixis' CSR policies). BPCE's webpage on corporate social responsibilty can be accessed here.