|Date joined:||27 November, 2001|
|Initiatives:||Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking|
Société Générale is one of the leading financial services groups in the euro zone. The group employs 92,000 people worldwide in three core businesses: Retail Banking and Financial Services, Global Investment Management and Services, & Corporate and Investment Banking. The group’s core values are professionalism, team spirit and innovation.
Société Générale & CSR
Société Générale’s sustainable development policy is organised around three major principles: The integration of environmental and societal issues in its business practices, dynamic and responsible human resource management that respects employee diversity, and a willingness to control and minimise the direct environmental impact of its activities. The sustainable development department is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the sustainable development policy, which is validated by the Executive Committee, and for documenting and disseminating the rules of good conduct.
Société Générale became the first listed French bank to affirm its commitment to sustainable development by signing the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development on 27th November 2001. In 2003, the Group signed the UN Global Compact, under which businesses agree to commit to ten general principles. Société Générale is also a member of the CNDD (National Council for Sustainable Development), an organisation made up of representatives of civil society, which makes recommendations concerning sustainable development to government and international bodies.
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