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• NRE appendices – social chapter

NRE social indicators 2006 Comments

26. Contribution to regional development

and employment

See Human Resources Development – Quantitative and qualitative

workforce adaptation, p. 67

The Group seeks to promote economic development in the territories

where it is based by providing its clients with the financing to fuel their

development. BNP Paribas plays a major role in financing entrepreneurs

and new small businesses, which are the mainstay of the French economy.

The latest barometer of corporate client satisfaction measures the progress

perceived in the quality of monitoring and assistance provided by the

business centres. Regional access to centres of expertise (Trade Centres,

trading rooms) is also very favourably viewed.

With Project Banlieues, the Group contributed to employing 3,400 people

in Seine-Saint-Denis (northeast of Paris) and has set itself the goal of being

the leading private employer in this region by 2008, with the creation of

2,500 additional jobs. At the end of September in the Rhône Alpes region,

BNP Paribas provided 23% of solidarity loans set up through the local

branch of ADIE, a non-profit association providing micro loans for business

projects.

The Group’s contribution to regional development and employment

is enhanced by its network of 31,249 employees, 2,200 branches

and 4,200 automatic cash dispensers.

BNP Paribas’ Retail Banking network outside of France also contributes

to financing and developing the local economy. The Group takes steps

to ensure that local employees are promoted to senior positions.

The number of expatriate posts is intentionally restricted.

Scope

concerned

SA

mainland

France

194

APPENDICES

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