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The bank is committed to and promotes alternative energies and initiatives in support of energy transition.

Green Desk offer

BGL BNP Paribas offers its clients products and services that help them to make a real contribution to environmental change. The Green Desk is made up of experts in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and circular economy sectors.

2018:

  • 40 companies supported
  • 180 million euros in financing 

How can you finance your “green” business project?

Carbon neutral

As part of its commitment to containing global warming, the BNP Paribas Group will no longer finance activities involving the exploration, production and transportation of unconventional hydrocarbons, and has put together a dedicated offer centred on renewable energy and promoters of the energy transition.

The “carbon-neutral" commitment for the BNP Paribas Group

Reducing our footprint

Green buildings 

Opened in July 2016, the two new eKinox and oKsigen buildings in Kirchberg have generated a substantial 40% reduction in the bank’s direct carbon emissions, thanks to top-quality insulation and sustainable water, electricity and heating management. As a result, the Group’s Luxembourg headquarters obtained three prestigious environmental certifications.

Energy and water

BGL BNP Paribas is also taking action to reduce its daily water consumption:

  • 5.5% reduction in water consumption by optimising HVAC systems
  • use of 4,850 m³ of rainwater

Waste reduction

Zero plastic

The BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg is committed to eliminating single-use plastics by 2020. The bank has taken numerous steps to reduce its single-use plastic waste:

  • introducing reusable ecoboxes in restaurants and cafeterias
  • scrapping disposable cups
  • eliminating plastic cutlery and straws

BGL BNP Paribas is a signatory to the “Zero Single-Use Plastic” manifesto launched by the IMS – Inspiring More Sustainability – Luxembourg. 

Paper waste

As part of the aim of reducing its environmental impact, the bank is cutting its paper consumption by recycling it into new newspapers, notebooks, etc. 

Organic waste

For the past ten years, the organic waste of the bank’s staff restaurants has been transformed into biogas. This biogas is then injected into the national grid for the benefit of the community as a whole

Find out more about the commitment of BGL BNP Paribas.