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.
Specific methodologies and indicators have been developed for each powerbroker type. 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.
Note on the scoring methodology: The scoring methodologies were updated in 2018. Indicators were added on implementation, approach to gender equality and to small-scale farmers. As a consequence of these changes, many companies and financial institutions have received a lower score for their policies this year compared to 2017. This is largely due to the change in the methodology rather than a change in their policies.