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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/16
      "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] Deforestation or the burning of natural ecosystems for the purpose of land clearance relating to the establishment of large scale agricultural plantations."
  • Commodity score
    41/64
    • Beef & Leather
      13/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Require
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Require
            6/8
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        6/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)". 
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      52/64
      • Commitment Strength
        38/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            ABN Amro will only finance clients whose producers have a "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will only finance clients whose producers have a "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will only finance clients whose producers have a "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will only finance clients whose producers have a "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "ABN Amro will only finance clients whose producers have a "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro require their clients to be "compliant with local ES lawsand regulations".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients to be "compliant with local ES lawsand regulations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients to be "compliant with local ES lawsand regulations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients to be "compliant with local ES lawsand regulations".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients to be "compliant with local ES lawsand regulations".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            ABN Amro will "not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" and that their producers and processors have a "commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will "not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" and that their producers and processors have a "commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will "not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" and that their producers and processors have a "commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro will "not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" and that their producers and processors have a "commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro will "not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" and that their producers and processors have a "commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            ABN Amro require "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            ABN Amro require "time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain".
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a grievance mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
      • Social Considerations
        14/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: ILO
            ABN Amro require their clients who are palm producers and processors to have "working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are palm producers and processors to have "working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are palm producers and processors to have "working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are palm producers and processors to have "working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are palm producers and processors to have "working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          3.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for palm oil producers to provide "technical support and capacity building, investments where relevant to support small-holder inclusion."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for palm oil producers to provide "technical support and capacity building, investments where relevant to support small-holder inclusion."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for palm oil producers to provide "technical support and capacity building, investments where relevant to support small-holder inclusion."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for palm oil producers to provide "technical support and capacity building, investments where relevant to support small-holder inclusion."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for palm oil producers to provide "technical support and capacity building, investments where relevant to support small-holder inclusion."
    • Soy
      47/64
      • Commitment Strength
        36/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            ABN Amro requires their clients which are involved in the production and processing of soy to have a "commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients which are involved in the production and processing of soy to have a "commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients which are involved in the production and processing of soy to have a "commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients which are involved in the production and processing of soy to have a "commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients which are involved in the production and processing of soy to have a "commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "commitment to source [soy] from production sites that protect HCV Forest", a "commitment to protect HCS", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for all clients.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "commitment to source [soy] from production sites that protect HCV Forest", a "commitment to protect HCS", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for all clients.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "commitment to source [soy] from production sites that protect HCV Forest", a "commitment to protect HCS", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for all clients.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "commitment to source [soy] from production sites that protect HCV Forest", a "commitment to protect HCS", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for all clients.
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "commitment to source [soy] from production sites that protect HCV Forest", a "commitment to protect HCS", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Traceability System; Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for their producers, processors, and traders to have "Compliance with the RTRS production standard", a "Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy", and a "Commitment to full traceability of soy supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for their producers, processors, and traders to have "Compliance with the RTRS production standard", a "Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy", and a "Commitment to full traceability of soy supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for their producers, processors, and traders to have "Compliance with the RTRS production standard", a "Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy", and a "Commitment to full traceability of soy supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for their producers, processors, and traders to have "Compliance with the RTRS production standard", a "Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy", and a "Commitment to full traceability of soy supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro have a benchmark for their producers, processors, and traders to have "Compliance with the RTRS production standard", a "Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy", and a "Commitment to full traceability of soy supply chain".
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have a "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have a "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have a "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have a "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their producers to have a "clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: ILO
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors of soy to have "Working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors of soy to have "Working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors of soy to have "Working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors of soy to have "Working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors of soy to have "Working conditions in alignment with ILO core conventions in own operations and in supply chain".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      49/64
      • Commitment Strength
        38/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "Clients that source directly from plantations have a supplier code of conduct or similar commitment that addresses deforestation at origin", that producers seek "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and that processors or traders source "from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients that source directly from plantations have a supplier code of conduct or similar commitment that addresses deforestation at origin", that producers seek "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and that processors or traders source "from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients that source directly from plantations have a supplier code of conduct or similar commitment that addresses deforestation at origin", that producers seek "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and that processors or traders source "from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients that source directly from plantations have a supplier code of conduct or similar commitment that addresses deforestation at origin", that producers seek "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and that processors or traders source "from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Clients that source directly from plantations have a supplier code of conduct or similar commitment that addresses deforestation at origin", that producers seek "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and that processors or traders source "from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro requires their clients to be "compliant with local ES laws and regulations".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "Commitment to source [fores products] from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for any clients.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "Commitment to source [fores products] from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for any clients.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "Commitment to source [fores products] from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for any clients.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "Commitment to source [fores products] from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for any clients.
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers and processors to have a "Commitment to source [fores products] from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland", and "will not knowlingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in conversion or degradation of protected areas or critical habitats" for any clients.
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and their clients who are processors and traders to be "Sourcing from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified". They also require their clients who are manufacturers to "only uses wood which is FSC (for tropical wood) or PEFC certified."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and their clients who are processors and traders to be "Sourcing from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified". They also require their clients who are manufacturers to "only uses wood which is FSC (for tropical wood) or PEFC certified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and their clients who are processors and traders to be "Sourcing from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified". They also require their clients who are manufacturers to "only uses wood which is FSC (for tropical wood) or PEFC certified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and their clients who are processors and traders to be "Sourcing from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified". They also require their clients who are manufacturers to "only uses wood which is FSC (for tropical wood) or PEFC certified."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have "FSC or PEFC certification for own production sites and if relevant those of suppliers", and their clients who are processors and traders to be "Sourcing from production sites which are FSC or PEFC certified". They also require their clients who are manufacturers to "only uses wood which is FSC (for tropical wood) or PEFC certified."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            ABN Amro require their clients who are producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe."
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro " will not knowingly provide financial products or services that directly facilitate [...] activities resulting in the infringement of the rights of indigenous and/or vulnerable groups without their Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "Clients have identified key human rights impacts of their own business and have a Code of Conduct or policy in place stating their commitment to respect Human Rights based on the UN Human rights Conventions and the Core Labour Conventions of the ILO. At least the following Human Rights are addressed; working times, forced and child labour, discrimination and the right to collective bargaining."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients have identified key human rights impacts of their own business and have a Code of Conduct or policy in place stating their commitment to respect Human Rights based on the UN Human rights Conventions and the Core Labour Conventions of the ILO. At least the following Human Rights are addressed; working times, forced and child labour, discrimination and the right to collective bargaining."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients have identified key human rights impacts of their own business and have a Code of Conduct or policy in place stating their commitment to respect Human Rights based on the UN Human rights Conventions and the Core Labour Conventions of the ILO. At least the following Human Rights are addressed; working times, forced and child labour, discrimination and the right to collective bargaining."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients have identified key human rights impacts of their own business and have a Code of Conduct or policy in place stating their commitment to respect Human Rights based on the UN Human rights Conventions and the Core Labour Conventions of the ILO. At least the following Human Rights are addressed; working times, forced and child labour, discrimination and the right to collective bargaining."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers
            0.2/0.4
            "Clients have identified key human rights impacts of their own business and have a Code of Conduct or policy in place stating their commitment to respect Human Rights based on the UN Human rights Conventions and the Core Labour Conventions of the ILO. At least the following Human Rights are addressed; working times, forced and child labour, discrimination and the right to collective bargaining."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      0/5
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      3/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - General non-compliance statement
      3/5
      "ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with all applicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe", and "that the bank will engage with clients who do not yet meet the bank’s minimum requirements, but who are willing and able to do so within a limited timeframe. The exception to this inclusive approach concerns activities on ABN AMRO’s Exclusion List; as these activities are simply too risky from a sustainability perspective."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    30/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/22
    Avg. score

Profile

ABN Amro is a Dutch bank engaged in providing banking products and services. The bank serves the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. 

HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank, Insurance Company

How we assess the Forest 500

Investors and lenders need to adopt and implement strong deforestation policies that ensure their investments are not funding the destruction of forests.

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