#SRI — 27.05.2019

The United Nations Sustainable Goal 3:

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 key commitments that strive to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Yann Arthus Bertrand has chosen this photo to represent the challenges of meeting the United Nations SDG 3. 

Good Health & Well-Being I Sustainable Development Goals I BNP Paribas

Yann Arthus Bertrand - Cotton harvest near Banfora, Burkina Faso (10°48’ N – 3°56’ O)

The climate of this region is perfectly adapted to growing cotton, which needs 700 mm of water and a minimum of 120 days of sunlight followed by a dry period so that the cotton fiber does not rot.   Burkina Faso is the number 1 producer of cotton in Africa.   The industry employs 3 million people of which 2 million farmers and represents 25 % of the GDP and 60% of the country’s exports.


According to the United Nations:

  • 17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990.

  • However, more than five million children still die before their fifth birthday each year.


BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas fully contributes to achieving all 17 SDGs through a large range of actions and initiatives.

Our commitment to achieving SDG 3:

To promote health and well-being, BNP Paribas is committed to its employees, its customers and civil society through its actions of philanthropy.

Our Clients Are Committed:

BNP Paribas assisted a client who donated a barge retrofitted into a floating hospital, to help an Indonesian NGO: doctorSHARE, providing free medical and humanitarian aid to the poorest regions in Indonesia. The hospital brings quality healthcare services to those who travelled days to reach a pharmacy or nurse. It is the biggest NGO floating hospital serving at Palu after the earthquake and tsunami in 2018.


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