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  • Overall approach
    3/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      Is the financial risk recognised by the financial institution reputational, financial, material, etc.?: Financial and material

      How is awareness shown?: Statement on deforestation/conversion showing understanding of risks to the financial institution
      "Biodiversity loss (including deforestation) is considered one of the greatest risks facing society today. Related risks may include increased raw material or resource costs, regulation and taxation, resource availability and/or supply chain disruption"
    • 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
      "We expect all our holdings to work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery."
  • Commodity score
    15/90
    • Beef & Leather
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
        • 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
        10/27
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Type of policy: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association

            Does the financial institution ask the company to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: Yes
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
        • 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
        2/31
        • 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
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "The Baillie Gifford Partnership fully endorses this policy which will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis."
        • 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
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
        • 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
        10/27
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Type of policy: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association

            Does the financial institution ask the company to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: Yes
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
        • 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
        2/31
        • 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
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "The Baillie Gifford Partnership fully endorses this policy which will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis."
        • 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
    • Soy
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
        • 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
        10/27
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Does the financial institution ask the company to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: Yes

            Type of policy: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
        • 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
        2/31
        • 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
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "The Baillie Gifford Partnership fully endorses this policy which will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis."
        • 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
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
          • 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
            "We expect that all our holdings to operate their businesses in a way that takes account of all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines and which is supportive of good stakeholder relations."
        • 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
        10/27
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to [...have....] apt conduct and compliance programmes reinforced by leadership, policies and training, and appropriate reporting procedures such as confidential ‘whistle-blower’ lines."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Encouraged
            3/4
            Does the financial institution ask the company to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: Yes

            Type of policy: UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
          • 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
            "We expect all our holdings to respect internationally accepted human rights and labour rights throughout their business operations and value chain in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. As a minimum, this should include the maintenance of health, safety and wellbeing management systems, particularly in high-risk sectors; the management of exposure to labour and human rights risks throughout their value chain, especially human/modern slavery; and encouraging positive relationships with local communities. As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we believe that the following principles should be upheld in relation to human rights and labour: Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation."
        • 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
        2/31
        • 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
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "The Baillie Gifford Partnership fully endorses this policy which will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis."
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    3/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/28
    Avg. score

Profile

Baillie Gifford is an investment management firm based in Scotland providing services to pension funds, charities, and retail and institutional investors.

HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank, Asset Management

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