Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

• impact on the natural environment

Three areas for action

In 2006, BNP Paribas finalised the deployment of

a dedicated software package that will upgrade

Group environmental reporting processes and

enhance their accuracy. More reliable measurements

have given a boost to efforts aimed at

conserving energy and raw materials, instituting

more selective pro-curement and optimizing

waste management. Reporting rates for environmental

indicators outside France have been

rising steadily since 2005.




Decrease of electricity consumption

in France

In France, electricity consumption of BNP

Paribas facilities has fallen 6% to 255.6 GWh in

2006, from 271.5 GWh in 2005. Consumption

per FTE (full-time equivalent employee)

amounted to 4,591 KWh. The search for energy

savings has been driving the technical management

of buildings and equipment, as well as the

individual behaviour of employees.

The CO 2 survey

Companies are helping to combat global warming

by controlling their emissions of greenhouse

gases. In 2004, with the help of expert consultants,

BNP Paribas devised a method for estimating

carbon dioxide emissions resulting from

its operations.

The calculations cover the emissions generated

by the production, transportation and

consumption of energy sources. For liquid fossil

fuels, the methodology calculates emissions

related not only to com-bustion but also to the

extraction, shipping and refinement of the fuels

from conventional crude oil. For electricity, the

primary energy used by the producer is taken

into account. Further information on meas-urement

methods and the related margins of error

is provided under point 7 of the Summary table

relat-ing to the environmental chapter of the

NRE Act.

Breakdown of sources

of CO 2 emissions in France

Business trips 64 %

Commuting between home

& office 15 %

Electricity consumption 21 %



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