How do we rank the 500?
The scoring methodology shows how each of the powerbrokers in the first three categories of the Forest 500 – jurisdictions, companies, and financial institutions – have been assessed and ranked in respect to their policies addressing potential deforestation embedded in forest risk commodity supply chains.
Specific methodologies and indicators have been developed for each powerbroker type, with each independently assessed at least twice and scores subsequently reviewed. Indicators cover overarching cross-commodity zero deforestation commitments, commodity-specific policies, as well as the scope of commitments and whether actors report progress transparently. Scores out of 100 have been translated into between 0 and 5 points, both overall and for each indicator category, as shown on each powerbrokers’ profile.