Each year the Forest 500 assesses the companies and financial institutions that have the power to end deforestation. These “powerbrokers” are given a score out of five based on the strength of their policies to curb deforestation across four commodities: soy, palm oil, cattle (beef and leather), timber (including pulp and paper).
Companies are assessed on 24 indicators for the commodities that they are exposed to. Despite improvement among leading companies, the rate of progress by most companies is inadequate to meet deforestation targets for 2020. Download and explore the company assessments here.
Financial institutions are assessed on 19 indicators for all of the commodities. Strong policies from a small – but growing number of leading financial institutions are yet to be matched by their peers and the companies they finance. Download and explore the financial institution assessents here.