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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/16
      (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
  • Commodity score
    30/64
    • Beef & Leather
      24/64
      • Commitment Strength
        14/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • 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
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • 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
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • 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
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        10/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • 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
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • 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
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      34/64
      • Commitment Strength
        23/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            (translations) "These negative factors made us decide to sell our investments in palm oil producers as of today."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translations) "These negative factors made us decide to sell our investments in palm oil producers as of today."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translations) "These negative factors made us decide to sell our investments in palm oil producers as of today."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translations) "These negative factors made us decide to sell our investments in palm oil producers as of today."
          • 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
            (translations) "These negative factors made us decide to sell our investments in palm oil producers as of today."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • 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
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • 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
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • 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
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        10/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations".
          • 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
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • 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
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      24/64
      • Commitment Strength
        14/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • 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
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • 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
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • 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
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        10/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • 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
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • 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
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      37/64
      • Commitment Strength
        27/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • 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
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
          • 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
            (translation) "all companies (including insurers) abide by laws regulations in the countries where they are active"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
          • 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
            (translation) "Aegon values companies to prevent deforestation and are not active in forests with High Conservation Value, like rainforests, ancient forests, and mangrove forests".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
          • 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
            (Translation) Aegon encourages FSC and PEFC initiatives among their clients, where possible. 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
          • 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
            "In addition, companies need to provide a grievance mechanism, that employees and third parties to mention and report on any violations of conduct rules".
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        10/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
          • 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
            (translation) "Also forest areas can only be obtained with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from indigenous populations."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
          • 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
            Aegon ensures that their clients' suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      5/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Annually or more frequent
      5/5
      "Therefore, this policy will be reviewed and (if necessary) updated on an annual basis by the relevant responsible investment committees."
    • 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
      "When a company does not meet [Aegon's] RI standards, we enter into dialogue with company management. During this engagement process, we share our concerns or the ESG risks that we identified for the company and make suggestions for improvement. After the engagement, we closely follow the progress made by the company."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    20/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Aegon are an insurance company based in the Netherlands serving private, commercial and institutional customers. Their services include life insurance, pensions, and asset management. As of 2017, Aegon manage a combined value of 840 billion EUR of investments, including more than 325 billion EUR in assets under management. They are one of the top 20 bondholders for Forest 500 companies, with approximately 2 billion USD worth of bonds for companies across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, 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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