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How do we rank the 500?

The scoring methodology shows how the Forest 500 powerbrokers – companies and financial institutions – have been assessed and ranked in respect to their policies addressing potential deforestation embedded in forest-risk commodity supply chains.

The indicators cover overarching cross-commodity zero deforestation commitments, commodity-specific policies, as well as the scope of commitments and whether progress is reported 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. 

The methodologies are reviewed annually to ensure that they continue to reflect best pratice, this year they were brought in line with the Accountability Framework. 

For more details, please see the full scoring methodologies for companies and financial institutions.