A política ambiental do Grupo tem dois objetivos: reduzir o impacto ambiental de suas atividades e promover uma utilização racional e otimizada dos recursos naturais e energia.

No coração do sistema, o Banco também gera impactos sobre o ambiente através da sua atividade. Consciente desta responsabilidade, o Société Générale pretende seguir com sua política de desenvolvimento sustentável em todos os aspectos do seu negócio, tendo em conta critérios ambientais nas atividades internas.

The reduction is our environmental footprint
Regarding the reduction of gas emission, Societe Generale implemented a mechanism that is explicitly based on the creativity of its teams: gave a result, the Group is one of the first banks to implement a “internal carbon tax” in an amount of EUR 10 per tonne emitted. The financial resource is used to finance internal environmental initiatives.

This plan generated enthusiasm among employees and, in 2013, from 53 initiatives developed 28 were selected, giving a total amount of EUR 2.6 million. These initiatives offset by 1% of the Group’s gas emission. In 2014, the budget for such internal initiatives grew to EUR 3.2 million.

Societe Generale is commited to a continuous effort for energy performance within their offices and aims to increase by 15% its energy performance over the next three years.

The Bank’s environmental policy is focused on implementing measures to reduce water consumption, transportation and optimize paper consumption and waste recovery. 

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