2.ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH CUSTOMERS’ INTERESTS:
Customers and their expectations are at the heart of all the Group’s decisions. Thus, protecting the clientele in accordance with the regulatory framework and international best practices is a priority for the Group.
3.INCORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RISKS INTO AUDIT AND CONTROL PROCEDURES:
The Group’s commitment to extend the review of risks to cover social, environmental, and governance challenges will, with time, enable the group to protect itself against emerging risks.
4.INCORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RISKS INTO OVERALL RISK MANAGEMENT::
Through this commitment, Groupe Banque Populaire has sought to raise its risk-assessment process to the level of international best practices, meeting the growing expectation of its stakeholders, in particular its financial backers, civil society, and regulatory authorities.
Thus, the Group’s action is part of a structural movement, guided by international tools and frames of reference, for sustainable finance in the service of healthy growth.
5.MAKE RESPONSIBLE PURCHASES :
Groupe Banque Populaire’s approach to purchasing is guided by principles of equity and transparency, and is in strict compliance with regulatory requirements.It aims at giving preference to local purchases by Banques Populaire Régionales, and, wherever possible, it favours local suppliers.
II.MAKE A COMMITMENT TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
1.PROMOTE FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND EDUCATION:
The Group is historically committed to taking up the challenge of inclusion national and continentally. To that end, it relies on major strengths, especially its strong territorial presence, inclusive offers and services that are in constant development, and a solid network made up of its subsidiaries specialising in microfinance and mobile payments in Morocco and abroad.
2.SUPPORT AND FINANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC EXPANSION :Groupe Banque Populaire is committed to supporting and financing socio-economic expansion. To that end, it follows an approach that covers the whole entrepreneurial fabric, from business creation by local entrepreneurs and Non-Resident Moroccans to export-oriented SMEs, and naturally taking in microbusinesses, sole traders, and artisans.
3.SUPPORT COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIP :The Group’s commitment to socio-economic development is part of its articles of association, and is shown by carrying out its core business in a responsible manner as well as by its sponsorship activities.
III.TAKE ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
1.SUPPORT THE FINANCING OF ENERGY TRANSITION: :
Groupe Banque Populaire is committed to assessing and reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions in its financing and operations, with a view to contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
2.REDUCE THE GROUP’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT :