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  • Overall approach
    3/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      How is awareness shown?: Statement on deforestation/conversion showing understanding of risks to the financial institution
      "ABN AMRO strives to create long-term value for its stakeholders, to respect human rights and safeguard the environment. The bank recognizes that in its role as a financial service provider it may be exposed to social,environmental and ethical risks through the activities of clients. To manage these sustainability risks, ABN AMRO operates a Sustainability Risk Policy Framework in line with the banks moderate risk profile.More specifically, ABN AMRO has formulated sustainability requirements for clients in the agri-commodity sector. ABN AMRO acknowledges that the agri sector poses sustainability risks, such as: - Deforestation: Agriculture may involve clear-cutting of forest. Deforestation is of concern as forests are aprerequisite for biodiversity. Forests also serve as carbon sinks and therefore play an important role in climate change mitigation."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      Yes, either an anti-corruption policy or a policy on prohibiting abusive tax arrangements
      1/2
      "Fraud, bribery and corruption constitute criminal offences and are harmful to the long-term interests not only of our organisation but also those of our colleagues, clients, business partners, and the wider society of which we form part. That is why we conduct business with integrity and avoid all forms of fraud, bribery and corruption. We expect the same from our clients and business partners."  
  • Commodity score
    36/90
    • Beef & Leather
      17/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "Clients are committed to zero deforestation or degradation of HCV and HCS forests and other sensitive areas, if applicable"
          • 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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.9/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...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
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
        • Companies must monitor operations
          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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        7/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            ABN Amro's Animal Protein policy requires that: "Clients have, or participate in, effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted; Clients have a system in place to provide for, or contribute to the provision of remedy for adverse impacts on human rights that they caused or contributed to."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro's Animal Protein policy requires that: "Clients have, or participate in, effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted; Clients have a system in place to provide for, or contribute to the provision of remedy for adverse impacts on human rights that they caused or contributed to."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro's Animal Protein policy requires that: "Clients have, or participate in, effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted; Clients have a system in place to provide for, or contribute to the provision of remedy for adverse impacts on human rights that they caused or contributed to."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro's Animal Protein policy requires that: "Clients have, or participate in, effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted; Clients have a system in place to provide for, or contribute to the provision of remedy for adverse impacts on human rights that they caused or contributed to."
          • 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's Animal Protein policy requires that: "Clients have, or participate in, effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted; Clients have a system in place to provide for, or contribute to the provision of remedy for adverse impacts on human rights that they caused or contributed to."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration of HR; 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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; 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
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Palm oil
      38/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil" "Requirements Palm oil...Commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil" "Requirements Palm oil...Commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil" "Requirements Palm oil...Commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil" "Requirements Palm oil...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
            "sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil" "Requirements Palm oil...Commitment to source from plantations which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          1.7/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Requirements palm oil ...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "Requirements palm oil ...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "Requirements palm oil ...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Requirements palm oil ...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
            "Requirements palm oil ...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
        • Companies must monitor operations
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Sector standard...Expectation of client ... Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Expectation of client ... Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Expectation of client ... Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Expectation of client ... Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil"
          • 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
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        14/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil…a Clients that also produce raw materials from own plantations has a policy that addresses, where relevant issues such as deforestation and exploitation of local communities. The client complies with the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) principle when acquiring land"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil…a Clients that also produce raw materials from own plantations has a policy that addresses, where relevant issues such as deforestation and exploitation of local communities. The client complies with the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) principle when acquiring land"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil…a Clients that also produce raw materials from own plantations has a policy that addresses, where relevant issues such as deforestation and exploitation of local communities. The client complies with the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) principle when acquiring land"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil…a Clients that also produce raw materials from own plantations has a policy that addresses, where relevant issues such as deforestation and exploitation of local communities. The client complies with the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) principle when acquiring land"
          • 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
            "Sector standard...Clients that use palm oil in its products is itself member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), or else has a commitment of sourcing RSPO certified sustainable palm oil…a Clients that also produce raw materials from own plantations has a policy that addresses, where relevant issues such as deforestation and exploitation of local communities. The client complies with the Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) principle when acquiring land"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Sector standard... Agriculture... Expectation of client... Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing production site(s): social impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place and free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process…Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders) including a complaints mechanism…Sector standard...Manufacture... Clients have in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted..."  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard... Agriculture... Expectation of client... Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing production site(s): social impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place and free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process…Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders) including a complaints mechanism…Sector standard...Manufacture... Clients have in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted..."  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard... Agriculture... Expectation of client... Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing production site(s): social impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place and free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process…Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders) including a complaints mechanism…Sector standard...Manufacture... Clients have in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted..."  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Sector standard... Agriculture... Expectation of client... Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing production site(s): social impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place and free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process…Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders) including a complaints mechanism…Sector standard...Manufacture... Clients have in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted..."   
          • 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
            "Sector standard... Agriculture... Expectation of client... Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing production site(s): social impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place and free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process…Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders) including a complaints mechanism…Sector standard...Manufacture... Clients have in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who may be adversely impacted..."  
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration of HR; 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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; 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
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "sector standard...agriculture...RSPO membership…a Time-bound plan for RSPO certification for own plantations and the entire supply chain"
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "The Internal Audit function should review the sustainability risk management framework, by considering external developments, changes in the risk profile and in products and/or business lines.”
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "In accordance with its Sustainability Risk Policy for Lending and Project Finance, ABN AMRO puts its sustainability standards into practice through a sustainability risk management process. This covers the following steps; risk determination, risk assessment, approval of the transaction and monitoring and reporting. ABN AMRO reviews (prospective) clients at various moments to determine their compliance with the bank’s Policy:- When the client is first accepted; - If and when the client applies for a loan of € 1 million or more – the review is then repeated every year;- In the event of incidents or if important new information comes to light based on which the client’s risk level or performance score might change."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "We’ve established a credit policy for the palm oil sector. If producers want to apply for a new loan, they must comply with this policy, or be able to show that they are implementing measures to comply with it within an agreed time frame. If a particular company, or that company’s supply chain, is at odds with our sustainability policy, we call them to account. We also exert our influence to help change the situation, together with the client. We call this engagement."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Soy
      45/90
      • Commitment Strength
        19/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "Requirements Soy. Producers: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest. Processors: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest.4... 4 Only applicable to processors at origin or processors sourcing directly from the origin. Benchmark: . Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership" - latter applies to Producers, Processors, Traders.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy. Producers: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest. Processors: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest.4... 4 Only applicable to processors at origin or processors sourcing directly from the origin. Benchmark: . Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership" - latter applies to Producers, Processors, Traders.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy. Producers: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest. Processors: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest.4... 4 Only applicable to processors at origin or processors sourcing directly from the origin. Benchmark: . Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership" - latter applies to Producers, Processors, Traders.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy. Producers: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest. Processors: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest.4... 4 Only applicable to processors at origin or processors sourcing directly from the origin. Benchmark: . Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership" - latter applies to Producers, Processors, Traders.  
          • 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
            "Requirements Soy. Producers: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest. Processors: Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest.4... 4 Only applicable to processors at origin or processors sourcing directly from the origin. Benchmark: . Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership" - latter applies to Producers, Processors, Traders.  
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.9/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Requirements soy...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements soy...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements soy...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements soy...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
            "Requirements soy...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
        • Companies must monitor operations
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS

            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism
            "Requirements Soy...Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest...Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership...Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest...Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership...Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest...Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership...Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest...Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership...Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy"
          • 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
            "Requirements Soy...Commitment to source from production sites that protect HCV Forest...Round Table on Sustainable Soy (RTRS) membership...Commitment to increase the production volume of RTRS certified sustainable soy"
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Requirements Soy...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion ofexisting operations16: > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion ofexisting operations16: > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion ofexisting operations16: > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Soy...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion ofexisting operations16: > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
          • 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
            "Requirements Soy...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion ofexisting operations16: > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        13/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • 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
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
          • 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
            "requirements soy...free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken, including a transparent grievance process."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration of HR; 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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; 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
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          What is the length of time the portfolio companies are given to meet their time-bound plans?: not specified
          "For generic agri-commodities and the seven sensitive agri-commodities, ABN AMRO applies a set ofminimum requirements and benchmark criteria. ABN AMRO will only finance clients who comply with allapplicable minimum requirements, or have an improvement plan in place to do so within a limited timeframe"
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "The Internal Audit function should review the sustainability risk management framework, by considering external developments, changes in the risk profile and in products and/or business lines.”
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "ABN AMRO reviews (prospective) clients at various moments to determine their compliance with the bank’s Policy: - When the client is first accepted; - If and when the client applies for a loan of € 1 million or more – the review is then repeated every year; - In the event of incidents or if important new information comes to light based on which the client’s risk level or performance score might change."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "ABN AMRO has an inclusive approach. This means 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
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      45/90
      • Commitment Strength
        19/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • 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
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.9/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...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
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...Compliant with local ES laws and regulations"
        • Companies must monitor operations
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC and PEFC

            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • 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
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer orexpansion of existing operations > environmental (HCV) and social impact assessmentsundertaken and mitigation plans in place."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites 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
            "Requirements Forest Commodities...FSC or PEFC certification forown production sites and if relevant those of suppliers...Commitment to source from production sites which protect HCV Forest, HCS and peatland"
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        13/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing operations> environmental (HCV) andsocial impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place. > commitment to protect HCS and peatland > free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken,including a transparentgrievance process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing operations> environmental (HCV) andsocial impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place. > commitment to protect HCS and peatland > free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken,including a transparentgrievance process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing operations> environmental (HCV) andsocial impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place. > commitment to protect HCS and peatland > free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken,including a transparentgrievance process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing operations> environmental (HCV) andsocial impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place. > commitment to protect HCS and peatland > free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken,including a transparentgrievance process."
          • 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
            "requirements forest commodities...Prior to new operations including land transfer or expansion of existing operations> environmental (HCV) andsocial impact assessments undertaken and mitigation plans in place. > commitment to protect HCS and peatland > free, prior and informed consent is obtained, or consultation is undertaken,including a transparentgrievance process."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            ABN Amro requires its producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism", and requires its processors to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires its producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism", and requires its processors to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires its producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism", and requires its processors to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            ABN Amro requires its producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism", and requires its processors to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders)"
          • 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 its producers to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with NGO’s, stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders), including a complaints mechanism", and requires its processors to have a "Clear and transparent mechanism for communication with stakeholders and affected stakeholders (e.g. smallholders)"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Encouraged
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration of HR; Discrimination; 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "For generic agri-commodities and the seven sensitive agri-commodities, ABN AMRO applies a set ofminimum requirements and benchmark criteria. 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"
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "The Internal Audit function should review the sustainability risk management framework, by considering external developments, changes in the risk profile and in products and/or business lines.”
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "ABN AMRO reviews (prospective) clients at various moments to determine their compliance with the bank’s Policy: - When the client is first accepted; - If and when the client applies for a loan of € 1 million or more – the review is then repeated every year; - In the event of incidents or if important new information comes to light based on which the client’s risk level or performance score might change. 
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "ABN AMRO has an inclusive approach. This means 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
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
  • Commitment strength
    15/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/28
    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

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