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• statutory auditors’ review report on the process used by the BNP Paribas group to compile social

and environmental information and on a selection of sustainable development data and issues

Details of the procedures,

issues and selected data

Social and environmental information is mainly

compiled by staff providing transversal coverage

of certain Group entities with access to

databases for the purpose of managing transactions.

This is notably the case for the Group

HR function, which keeps the social information

for the entire Group, and the Corporate Facilities

Management and GOE functions, which are

in charge of environmental information for the

French and international offices respectively.

The procedures used to compile such information

have been formally documented in two

reports setting out social and environmental

reporting standards. The fact that only a

restricted number of participants contributes

to the procedure and that a large share of the

information is garnered directly from suppliers

helps to limit input errors and the risk of mistakes

relating to the implementation of these

reports.

A reporting tool has been developed that enables

the consolidation of environmental data,

although it still needs to be rolled-down to

those responsible for environmental reporting

in the core businesses. This will allow information

to be input directly and for the tool’s control

mechanisms to be brought into play right from

the information-gathering stage.

These procedures are currently at the development

stage and need to be adapted in line with

the redefinition of responsibilities between the

business lines and the central functions. The

procedures also need to be consolidated, in

particular as regards the compilation of environmental

data by the foreign entities.

The Statutory Auditors

PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit

Neuilly-sur-Seine, 15 May 2007

Conclusion

Based on our review, we did not identify any

material anomalies indicating that

• the social and environmental reporting procedures,

the procedures used to compile social

and environmental information;

• or the consistency of the selected data and

social and environmental issues do not comply

with the Group’s reporting instructions for

2006.

Partner of the Sustainable

Development Division

Étienne Boris Sylvain Lambert

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