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• human resources development / clearly identified operational challenges

Non-discrimination and

the promotion of equal opportunity:

a firm commitment and plans of action

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BNP Paribas and the Diversity Charter

BNP Paribas is among the first forty French

companies to have signed the Diversity Charter.

In a January 2006 review by HALDE (Haute

Autorité de lutte contre les discriminations et

Baudouin Prot, Chief Executive Officer,

BNP Paribas Group.

pour l’égalité), the French high authority fighting

against discrimination and for equality,

BNP Paribas was not found to discriminate in

recruitment.

On 13 December 2006, the Group also signed

a charter, proposed by the French Minister of

Education, by which French companies commit

to promoting equal opportunity in educa-

Promoting diversity*

“As an international Group,

BNP Paribas defines itself

not only by its varied panoply

of business lines but also

by the diverse cultural and

national makeup of its community

of employees. We have

operations in 85 countries and

60% of Group staff now work

outside France.

This diversity is one of our

key strengths. We need

to develop it further, to be

even better at being the bank

for a changing world – a bank

that partners its customers

and employees through the

changes and challenges of the

21st century.

Our Group welcomes all talented

individuals, regardless

of origin. The only way their

capabilities should be assessed

is by appraising contributions

made and competencies

demonstrated at every stage

in their career development.

In addition to being illegal,

any discriminatory practices

would run counter to the

basic respect each person is

entitled to and could seriously

damage our reputation. Under

no circumstances can they be

allowed.

BNP Paribas is a very important

employer and bank in

some strongly multicultural

areas, notably in France. In

tion. The purpose of this charter is to strengthen

links and develop initiatives between businesses

and schools. Signing this document was, for

BNP Paribas, in line with its longstanding pursuit

of partnerships with academic institutions,

to which the charter will give a welcome boost.

our banking and financial

services, bringing together

people from different backgrounds

is a source of creativity,

innovation and efficiency.

We will also be closer to our

customers if the composition

of our staff mirrors the mix

in society around us.

Promoting diversity is therefore,

for BNP Paribas, a matter

of both performance and

social responsibility. Each of

us is invited to contribute, on

a day-to-day basis.”

* Excerpt from a letter

from the Chief Executive Officer

to all employees.

78 BNP PARIBAS AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS

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