Société Générale S.A.

Société Générale S.A. is a French multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Paris with 148,300 employees in 76 countries.

The bank is a member of the UN Global Compact and has signed up to the Equator Principles. It also claims to conform to the OECD guidelines for MNCs and the UNEP FI.1 They have used these standards to develop E & S General principles for their organisation. In 2013, they introduced three new sector policies (palm oil, forestry and thermal power plants) which expanded the existing corpus (dams and hydroelectric power, coal-fired power plants, defence, mining and metals, merchant vessels, civil nuclear, oil and gas), in addition to the cross-sectorial policy on biodiversity.2 Société Générale S.A, according to the Dirty Profits III report, are still invested in Barrick Gold Corp, GlaxoSmithKline, Glencore and Royal Dutch Shell.

Total Assets 2013: €1,235,262 million3

Total Profit 2013: € 2,523 million4

For more information regarding the financial ties between Societe General and the selected controversial companies, please see the Dirty Profits 3 report. Further detailed data tables are available to download here.


  1. http://www.societegenerale.com/en/measuring-our-performance/information-and-publications/corporate-social-responsibility []
  2.  https://www.societegenerale.com/sites/default/files/rapport_social/

    SOCIETE_GENERALE_CSR_2014_UK.pdf []

  3. Societe General Annual Report 2013: www.societegenerale.com  []
  4. Societe General Annual Report 2013: www.societegenerale.com   []
Shareholding Indirect involvement (through companies or subsidiary companies) in criticised cases
Norms, affected by criticised cases

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