Letter from the Chairman
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
The BME Shareholder Education Programme, organ-
ised by its training centre, Instituto BME, continued
to offer free on-site courses. In 2014 Instituto BME
embarked on a new initiative: the Asset Management
Course for people wanting to learn how to handle and
invest their savings in the best way.
As for BME employees, the 2014 edition of the BME
Idea contest was held, while an in-house campaign
was carried out designed to encourage us, at BME, to
work towards a common goal so that we can face the
future and cope with the challenges that lie ahead.
We choose our suppliers among those with the
cleanest technologies and lowest electricity usage.
We also continue to curb our CO2 emissions through
limited and responsible use of heating, air-condi-
tioning and lighting at all our buildings, and have
implemented appropriate maintenance to detect
leaks and prevent water loss, while at the same time
using more water-efficient systems. As a result of
these endeavours, we reduced water consumption at
work centres in 2014, while also achieving savings in
Once again in 2014, BME was involved with cultural
institutions as a member of the Friends of the Prado
Foundation, a sponsoring partner of the Reina Sofia
Museum in Madrid, a partner of the Teatro Real in
Madrid and, through the Bilbao Stock Exchange, a stra-
tegic patron of the Guggenheim Museum in that city.
Social initiatives carried out by BME in the year
included co-operation with the Madrid Food Bank,
making financial donations to acquire machinery.
We are extremely proud of our performance in 2014
which, like previous years, was tough. We faced the
challenges and changes, and turned them into oppor-
tunities, all while upholding BME’s commitments to
solvency and responsibility with society at large.
Antonio J. Zoido