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Zero tolerance against racism to fight discriminations

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, celebrated on 21 March, BNP Paribas Personal Finance reaffirms its commitment to fight racism.

In order to do this, our company adopts a zero tolerance for racism, resulting in concrete actions. 8 collaborators spoke in a short interview, to propose behaviours to be adopted to fight racism and discrimination on a daily basis.

Concrete actions to combat racism

In order to guarantee respect for all, concrete actions are implemented within BNP Paribas Personal Finance. 

To gather the feelings and experiences of the company’s employees, a qualitative survey is conducted with the aim of freeing the floor on these fundamental themes. The latter, in collaboration with the ISM Corum design office, was carried out from the point of view of actual or perceived ethnocultural origin.

The teams also worked on the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Charter, in which BNP Paribas Personal Finance confirms its five commitments. Among them, we find:

– “Raise awareness and train all employees at all levels of the company on diversity and inclusion and combat all forms of discrimination” 

– “Define an inclusive framework to ensure equity, equal opportunity and expression for all in the company”  

Our Diversity & Inclusion policy covers a very broad field of intervention that is constantly expanding to meet new challenges, integrate societal changes and above all take into account the new expectations of employees. It takes over the main orientations of BNP Paribas and is constantly drawing on the experience of the countries in which we operate. In order to accelerate the development of its Diversity & Inclusion policy, as part of the implementation of the PF Impulse strategic plan, BNP Paribas Personal Finance has defined 5 commitments to be implemented by 2025 that are based on our Commitment and contribute to achieving its main objectives: to be exemplary as a company and employer; to transform our activities, our operating models and offerings; have a positive impact beyond our activities in our areas of expertise.

Wonjé Bytha
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Wonjé Bytha

In addition, various internal procedures are deployed to allow employees who are victims or witnesses of injustice to alert their discrimination referee, but also to raise employees’ awareness of ethnocultural diversity, through the promotion of internal networks such as Afrinity, CulturALL.

“Yesterday’s Refugees, Today’s Colleagues” exhibition hosted in our premises

This exhibition was initiated by Group employees and is supported by the Diversity team and the Social and Economic Committee of BNP Paribas Securities Services France.

Its objective is to create a space dedicated to 8 people arriving in France with refugee status and to allow them to share their history, their journey before joining France and becoming our colleagues. A great way for BNP Paribas Personal Finance employees to understand the complexity of the refugee journey through testimonies of great wealth.

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