BNP Paribas

France
Banks

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

BNP Paribas has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. The company supports the Equality Act but otherwise has not used corporate dollars or its reputation to advance ideological causes. For these reasons, BNP Paribas receives a "Lower Risk" rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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BNP Paribas received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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There are no rules posted by BNP Paribas restricting donations to faith-based organizations (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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BNP Paribas does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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BNP Paribas signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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There are no publicly known cases of BNP Paribas using corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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BNP Paribas does not have a PAC and has not lobbied for ideological legislation or causes (1).

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March 24, 2023

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