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Bme’s Corporate Outlook: Management model and relationships with the main market participants

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014

BME

• Market integrity,

which allows several centres to

undertake 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

providing complete information on market perfor-

mance so investors, without any privileges, can

operate under the same conditions.

• Innovation and cutting-edge technology,

by

providing the means necessary to help companies

grow and actively participate in the creation of new

financial products and the development of systems

infrastructure.

• Training,

as a cornerstone for the sustainable

development of a financial market.

BME’S CORPORATE OUTLOOK:

MANAGEMENT MODEL AND

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MAIN MARKET

PARTICIPANTS.

BME gears its management towards obtaining an

optimal performance from all the assets at its disposal

in a responsible and sustainable manner. This makes it

a company with strong growth potential.

As operator of Spain’s financial markets and systems,

BME is the nexus between Spanish and interna-

tional companies and investors. It provides a channel

through which savings can be used to finance compa-

nies, while endeavouring to offer maximum speed,

reliability, transparency, efficiency and security to the

markets and systems it manages.

Since its incorporation, BME has always been

committed to being a reference for the economy and

for businesses in Spain and Latin America (through

Latibex). To achieve this, its actions are guided by the

following principles:

• Efficiency in service provision,

which is essential

for the financial market to perform its key role in

fostering sustainable economic growth.

• Investor protection,

which is crucial for creating a

bond of trust between investors and the market.

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 regulations, 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 rela-

tions with users, investors and shareholders are

profitable for all concerned.

Maintaining solid and fluid relationships, through

official channels, with government and watchdog

bodies.

Implementing clear procedures for selecting

partners and marketing services and technology.

Among other values, these procedures encourage

transparency in all actions with all actors, as well as

corporate social responsibility.

Maintaining permanent contact with shareholders

and potential investors.

Building fluid relationships between the company,

its employees and trade union organisations.