As manager of Spain’s financial markets and systems,
BME is the nexus between Spanish and international
companies and investors. It provides a channel through
which savings can be used to finance companies, while
endeavouring to offer maximum speed, reliability, trans-
parency, efficiency and security to the markets and sys-
tems it manages.
Since BME’s incorporation, it has always been committed
to being a reference for the economy and for businesses in
Spain and Latin America (through the Latibex). To achieve
this, its actions are guided by the following principles:
BME gears itsmanagement toward obtaining an optimal performance
fromall the assets at its disposal in a responsible and sustainableman-
ner. This makes it a company with strong growth potential.
In establishing these core principles of conduct, BME
has taken into account the needs and priorities of the
different market agents, as well as society in general as
the ultimate beneficiary when financial markets and,
by extension, the economy, operate properly.
Therefore, BME considers users of its services, company
employees, shareholders, service providers and society
at large as the main market players.
The company’s guidelines for conduct with these agents
can be outlined as follows:
Complying with Spanish and international laws and reg-
ulations, and the codes to which it adheres voluntarily,
as well as complying strictly with social ethics and best
practice standards in its business operations.
Making the necessary efforts to ensure that relations
with users and investors is profitable for all concerned.
Maintaining solid and fluid relationships, through offi-
cial channels, with government and watchdog bodies.
Implementing clear procedures for selecting partners
and marketing services and technology.
Maintaining permanent contact with shareholders and
potential investors.
Building fluid relationships between the company, its
employees and trade union organisations.
• Efficiency in service provision,
which is essential for
the financial market to perform its key role in fostering
sustainable economic growth.
• Market integrity,
which allows several centres to un-
dertake trading activity simultaneously and under
identical conditions.
An impartial trading environment,
achieved through
strict compliance with laws and regulations governing
the financial markets and systems.
Transparency and fairness in the market,
by provid-
ing complete information on market performance so
investors, without any privileges, can operate under
the same conditions.
Innovation and cutting-edge technology,
by provid-
ing the means necessary to help companies grow and
actively participate in the creationof newfinancial prod-
ucts and the development of systems infrastructure.
Training,
as a cornerstone for the sustainable develop-
ment of a financial market.
Investor protection,
which is crucial for creating a bond
of trust between investors and the market.
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BME’s corporate outlook: management model and
relationships with main market participants
Corporate and Social
Responsibility
Report 2012
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