Frédéric OUDÉA
Societe Generale Chief Executive Officer

For Societe Generale, being a responsible company lies at the very heart of our business lines’ mission and reflects the essence of the relationship bank of reference that we strive to be.

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COMMITMENTS, CHALLENGES AND AMBITION

Societe Generale’s aim is to become a benchmark in CSR among Europe’s leading financial institutions.

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GOVERNANCE

The governance of the Societe Generale group is precise and transparent. It ensures duly controlled decision-making that best serves the Group’s long-term interests whilst making sure that the expectations of its main stakeholders are met, in compliance with the rules and regulations.

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LOYALTY OF PRACTICES

By ensuring the loyalty shown to its external stakeholders and, more generally, the integrity of its banking and financial practices, the Group is able to nurture a key asset: the trust of its customers, suppliers, service providers, employees and regulatory authorities.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

The Group’s ambition is to be "the reference relationship bank in its markets, close to its customers and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams".

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Séverin CABANNES
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

Following the commitments we made within the scope of the COP21 climate change conference, the decision to stop all new financing for coal-fired thermal power plant projects or associated infrastructures constitutes a new phase for Societe Generale in the fight against climate change.

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Sylvie PRÉA
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
and Sustainable Development

After having held several positions in Investment Banking in very diverse sectors and having subsequently been the Head of Human Resources for 15 years, my deep conviction and past 30 years or so of experience within the Group have naturally led me to CSR.

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Standing for solidarity

By developing a solidarity banking range of products Societe Generale is offering new sustainable and responsible products, and is encouraging its customers to develop a solidarity-based approach.

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Implementing E&S commitments in relation to our activities

Over the last ten years or so, it has been gradually incorporating the assessment of E&S criteria into its credit and reputational risk management policies and processes.

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Acting for the climat

Societe Generale committed to aligning its financing portfolio to the global warming trajectory laid out by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which sets out
a 2°C scenario (2DS), by 2020.

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RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The Group is committed to maintaining and improving the systems and processes that enable it to ensure that human rights are respected in its operations and its human resources management, in its supply chain, and in its products and services.

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REDUCING THE GROUP’S CARBON FOOTPRINT

In the frame of activities for our own account operating emissions, The Group defined a carbon reduction program for 2014-2020. Societe Generale has decided to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20%.

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Responsible financing products

Societe Generale listens to all types of investors and strives to meet their expectations by providing them with a range of responsible investment and financing solutions.

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Sustainable sourcing :
POSITIVE SOURCING PROGRAM

Pursuing a responsible sourcing policy allows Societe Generale to fulfil its commitments to contributing to economic and social development and limiting its environmental impact.

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SOCIETE GENERALE SUPPORTS
ITS EMPLOYEES
ON A DAILY BASIS

Societe Generale aims to set the standard for relationship banking, an ambition that shapes the Group’s Human Resources policy.

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A bank committed

Societe Generale is committed to civil society and pursues a corporate commitment policy that is built around three strategic priorities: citizenship, sport and culture.

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Inclusion and Handicap

Societe Generale is committed to promoting the employment of persons with disabilities or distant from employment.

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