A long-term project, the purpose sets the "course" for the company's strategic orientations by taking better account of the social and environmental issues inherent in its activity.

CNP Assurances’ purpose is our cardinal value, openness to others and to the world:


It drives our actions and commits us to our stakeholders:

Our clients

To make a protection solution accessible to everyone, regardless of their situation, and to be there when our policyholders need us.

Our employees

To support the development of our employees within a community containing a wealth of talent and diversity.

Our partners

To build, along with our partners, innovative, high-performance solutions that move protection forward.

Our shareholders

To generate sustainable economic performance while taking into account, with the same high standards, the company's profitability objectives and its social and environmental responsibility.


To help create a more inclusive and sustainable society, where each person can find their place.

The planet

To combat global warming and protect living things as a committed participant in the ecological transition.

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To define its purpose, CNP Assurances has opted for a collaborative approach with its main stakeholders:

  • working groups with policyholders and employees;
  • interviews with our partners, shareholders, associations and NGOs;
  • online consultation open to 5,300 Group employees.This phase made it possible to take note of their expectations and prioritise the economic, social and environmental issues to which CNP Assurances plans to contribute in the years to come.

Approved by 97% of shareholders in April 2021, our purpose reflects what makes CNP Assurances so special, as heir to the national provident funds (Caisses Nationales de Retraite et de Prévoyance) created in the 19th century to expand employee protection, which it wishes to continue to embody:

  • a committed company faced with major demographic, environmental and digital changes that raise as much hope as risks of division and exclusion.


Our purpose must act as a beacon. For our decisions, but above all for our actions. It requires us collectively to put our principles into practice, to transform words into concrete deeds, for the benefit of the greatest number.

Stéphane Dedeyan, chief executive officer

Resolutely focused on building a more equitable and harmonious world, our purpose is part of CNP Assurances’ long history of social and environmental commitment. We are writing a new chapter in this story, which commits us collectively and over the long term.

Véronique Weil, chairwoman