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Reporting

Since 2001, Caisse des Dépôts has voluntarily committed to reporting on the extra-financial performance of its activities. This reporting, which is a key component of our social responsibility approach, forms part of our commitment to stakeholder transparency.

INTEGRATED GROUP-LEVEL REPORTING

Our 2016 Business Review and Sustainable Development Report sets out how we respond on a day-to-day basis to the socio-economic and environmental challenges faced by the country and its regions. Straddling the space between traditional ‘business reviews’ and ‘CSR reports’, it demonstrates the close relationship between our strategy and our social responsibility policy.

The report comes with an appendix that brings together all the Group’s environmental, corporate, social and governance data in one place. This appendix explores the impacts of our business lines and of our internal operation. It also details the various actions we take as a responsible investor.

These reports form part of our voluntary approach to publishing extra-financial reporting, in accordance with the requirements of Article 225 of the Grenelle II Act, which came into force in 2013. They also meet reporting requirements under the Energy Transition for Green Growth (Transition Energétique pour la Croissance Verte – TECV) Act, the GRI-G4 guidelines (at Core level) and the GC Advanced level of the United Nations Global Compact. They are further supported by our internal reporting frameworks.

Some of our subsidiaries also have their own CSR reporting procedures and disclose extra-financial data in dedicated CSR reports or in their registrations documents on annual basis:

ACCESSIBLE, CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT INFORMATION

The primary goals of our extra-financial reporting are to be clear and transparent. Through regular dialogue with our stakeholders, we endeavour to provide answers on those issues where expectations are highest. To this end, we include in our extra-financial reporting any issues not covered by the various regulations and standards with which we comply, taking into account, in particular, requirements and comments from extra-financial rating agencies.

We are constantly seeking to improve the quality of our reporting. As such, we apply the ‘comply or explain’ principle and take into account the materiality of issues. Carrying out in-depth materiality analyses enables us to focus our efforts on those issues most relevant to our status and activities. Such analysis draws on the combined perspectives of the Group and its stakeholders.

LEVERAGING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Another aim of high-quality reporting is to help us improve our performance. This exercise gives us an opportunity to incorporate our stakeholders’ expectations into our strategic thinking, as well as to identify new sustainable development challenges and other increasingly important issues that deserve our attention.

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