The BNP Paribas Group as a whole – not least its Belgian entities – have made a conscious decision to set an example as regards the professional behaviour of entities and their employees. The Bank’s Board of Directors and General Management share the same conviction, namely that the success of the BNP Paribas Group depends on the behaviour of each and every one of us. We have a common determination to ensure that BNP Paribas bases its future on both the professional skills and integrity of its staff.
For this reason, the Group has published a formal Code of Conduct intended to lay down rules that embody the Bank’s basic values and to guide the professional employees’ attitudes and behaviour.
The existing Code of Conduct contains a specific addendum on combating corruption, which is one of the requirements laid down by France’s Sapin II Law on transparency, anti-corruption measures and the modernisation of company practices, which BNP Paribas must fulfil. As certain provisions of the Law have an extra-territorial effect, the Code of Conduct describes and illustrates various types of behaviour likely to be seen as indicative of bribery or influence-peddling, which must therefore be forbidden.
Click here to access the BNP Paribas Group Code of Conduct