Optimise our environmental footprint and promote the circular economy

Our key indicators include​

Paper from responsible sources

End of 2020 Target
100 %
2019
81 %
2018
75 %
2017
72 %
2016
48 %

Recycled waste

End of 2020 Target
80 %
2019
12 %
2018
28 %
2017
13 %
2016
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

Less Plastic

BNP Paribas Real Estate commits itself to the circular economy in the operation of its head office. Reusable cups for all beverages served are now being offered in order to put an end to single-use plastic since April 2019. Our partner, NEWCY, is responsible for collecting, washing - this is contracted out to a company promoting the integration of people with disabilities - and distributing cups, thus forming part of a circular approach. In the second quarter 2019, more than 43,000 cups were reused, avoiding more than 220 kg of waste.

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), of which BNP Paribas Real Estate is member, 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.