Optimise our environmental footprint and promote the circular economy

Our key indicators include

Paper from responsible sources

2020

2018

2017

2016

100 %
72 %
75 %
48 %

Recycled waste

2020

2018

2017

2016

80 %
28 %
13 %
28 %

Improve the sustainability of our assets, the circular economy and reduce environmental risks

  • We are committed to reducing and recycling our waste and minimising landfill, and we also encourage the use of recycled and environmentally friendly materials in the design of new projects.
  • We focus on water management and quality in the development and operation of our assets, including improved rainwater management and innovation to promote more efficient water use.
  • We fight against food waste in the management of our group restaurant through awareness and sales forecasting

Action plan

  1. Generalise life cycle assessments (LCA) in Real Estate Development
  2. Establish partnerships with start-ups to reduce waste on construction sites
  3. Engage in a circular economy approach in line with the signing of the Circolab Charter in France

Innovative good practice

Belgrave House : environmental efficiency

Belgrave House is a 25,000 sq m, ISO 14001 certified office building that has been used as a model for its environmental efficiency and has enabled the upgrading of similar buildings through the sharing of best practices. Solutions employed include the installation of low-power LED lighting and investment in technologies to reduce gas consumption.

An arboretum in Paris

Under the leadership of the International Council on Biodiversity and Real Estate (CIBI), which is behind the BiodiverCity® labels, a collective of urban and nature players has launched an international call to integrate biodiversity in cities. A first signature was organised at MIPIM in March 2018, the international real estate exhibition in Cannes, in the presence of the managers of some forty companies in the sector, including BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Urban farm

Laboratory, demonstrator, collective vegetable garden and relaxation area: this is what BNP Paribas Real Estate urban farm is offering its employees having converted its open-air headquarter terraces in spring 2018.  It is an opportunity to experiment with urban cultures and create a community of employees/gardeners.  26 vegetable plots are intended for the site’s employees and are run by a Community Farmer.

Beehives for all

Aware of the environmental challenges related to biodiversity, BNP Paribas Real Estate has had three beehives on the roof of its headquarters since 2013.  This project brings employees together around a common initiative, contributes to pollination and the development of biodiversity in urban areas.

Signing of the “Biodivercity” charter

Under the leadership of the International Council on Biodiversity and Real Estate (CIBI), which is behind the BiodiverCity® labels, a collective of urban and nature players has launched an international call to integrate biodiversity in cities.  A first signature was organised at MIPIM in March 2018, the international real estate exhibition in Cannes, in the presence of the managers of some forty companies in the sector, including BNP Paribas Real Estate.  This charter, which includes 10 key initiatives, commits its signatories to integrating living things into any urban project.