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  • Overall approach
    7/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Overarching commitment
      Deforestation-free commitment
      4/6
      "We are a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests and its objectives of ending deforestation by 2030."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Type of financial risk recognised by the financial institution: Reputational; Financial
      ""Our approach is that all client relationships that are deemed in scope will be subject to enhanced due diligence by the Banking and Sustainability teams. Where companies and transactions are considered at risk of not meeting the above criteria or that pose a material reputational risk, these are then escalated to the appropriate business unit Transaction Review Committee or Forum, the appropriate business unit Risk Committee and, if required, the Group Risk Committee, and the Barclays PLC/Barclays Bank PLC Board for final decision." [...] "We are committed to supporting clients that promote sustainable forestry and agribusiness practices, and are a signatory to the New York Forest Declaration of the United Nations and its objective of supporting all endeavours to cut natural forest loss in half by 2020, and to end it by 2030. We are also a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative’s Soft Commodities Compact, which commits us to helping our corporate clients in a number of sectors including forestry, pulp & paper and palm oil to achieve zero net deforestation."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is the financial institution's climate target aligned with SBTi?: Yes

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the financial institution to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "We are now setting a goal to be net zero in Scope 3, across all of our financing activity, by 2050. “Scope 3” emissions for a bank are, in simple terms, the GHG footprint of the business activities we finance around the world, across all sectors." In their 2022 Climate Strategy Report Barclays have updated their portfolio reduction targets. These have been broken down into four sectors. Namely energy, power, cement and steel.
    • Clients/holdings must have anti-corruption policy
      0.5/1
      Anti-corruption
      Yes, an anti-corruption policy
      0.5/1
      "Barclays is committed to: Dealing only with customers who have appropriately declared their assets to the relevant tax authorities"
    • Collaborative finance sector initiatives
      1/2
      Collaborative initiatives
      Yes, involved in a collaborative finance sector initiative focused on deforestation
      1/2
      Does the financial institution engage ESG data providers on the need for better data on deforestation?: No

      Which initiative?: Banking Environment Initiative Soft Commodities Compact

      Is a 2025 target date encouraged within the collaborative initiative(s)?: No

      In which location?: Global
      Member of Banking Environment Initiative Soft Commodities Compact
    • Nature/people-positive investment
      Nature-positive investment
      Yes
      0/0
      Is due diligence conducted on these nature- and people- positive activities to ensure they are compliant with the standards of the policy outlined in 1.1?: Yes for all investments
      "Joined the Get Nature Positive Commitment and Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum"
  • Commodity score
    22/90
    • Beef & Leather
      0/90
      • Policy Strength
        0/28
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/8.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
            Does the policy have specific requirements/expectations of clients/holdings in line with the policy?: No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must be legally operated
          0/2.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/2
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must monitor operations
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must conduct risk assessments
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must specify a cut-off date
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Target date for policy implementation
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        0/27
        • Clients/holdings must test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must have a grievance mechanism
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect labour rights
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must address gender equality issues
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Zero tolerance approach to violence and threats
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
      • Implementation and Reporting
        0/35
        • Assess client/holding exposure prior to onboarding
          No
          0/5
        • Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
        • Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
        • Remediation of environmental or social harms
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      28/90
      • Policy Strength
        15/28
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.7/8.8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Does the policy have specific requirements/expectations of clients/holdings in line with the policy?: Yes
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
        • Clients/holdings must be legally operated
          1.2/2.8
          • Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
        • Clients/holdings must monitor operations
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Yes, a traceability system - Require; Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Yes, a traceability system - Require; Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            3/3
            What type of assurance mechanism is used?: Commitment to monitor or audit operations/suppliers; Assurance mechanism
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands.[...]Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are:a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries.[...]We also expect: VIII. Palm oil companies to adopt a public commitment to no net deforestation, no peatland development and no human rights violations (NDPE). In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands.[...]Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries[...]We also expect: VIII. Palm oil companies to adopt a public commitment to no net deforestation, no peatland development and no human rights violations (NDPE)[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays"
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands.[...]Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries[...]We also expect: VIII. Palm oil companies to adopt a public commitment to no net deforestation, no peatland development and no human rights violations (NDPE)[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands.[...]Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries[...]We also expect: VIII. Palm oil companies to adopt a public commitment to no net deforestation, no peatland development and no human rights violations (NDPE)[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays"
        • Clients/holdings must conduct risk assessments
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must specify a cut-off date
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Target date for policy implementation
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            What is the deadline for the portfolio companies to become compliant with the policy?: Within 3 years

            What is the target date for the full implementation of the financial institution's policy?: na

            What is the length of time the portfolio companies are given to meet their time-bound plans?: 3 years
            "In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/27
        • Clients/holdings must test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Does the financial institution require the client/holding to cease acquisition/expansion unless FPIC is given?: Yes
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
        • Clients/holdings must have a grievance mechanism
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect labour rights
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Does the financial institution ask the client/holding to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must address gender equality issues
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Zero tolerance approach to violence and threats
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
      • Implementation and Reporting
        10/35
        • Assess client/holding exposure prior to onboarding
          No
          0/5
        • Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
          Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
          Does the financial institution require the clients/holdings to disclose their exposure to commodity-driven deforestation anually?: No

          Does the financial institution require the clients/holdings to report on their progress towards their commitments?: No

          How are the clients/holdings required to report this information?: N/A
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Does the financial institution assess the severity of any non-compliance on the ground in forest-risk commodity supply chains in line with the guidance of the Accountability Framework?: No

          Does the financial institution prioritise clients/holdings for engagement based on their compliance monitoring? If yes, do they use thresholds/cut offs to identify these clients/holdings?: No
          "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. [...] In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years , which will be monitored annually by Barclays"
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Does the financial institution engage with NGOs/CSOs/IPLCs/rightsholders on the ground as part of their engagement?: No
        • Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Does the financial institution engage with the client/holding to support the remediation of any social or environmental non-compliance on the ground?: No

          Does the financial institution commit to actively monitor clients/holdings' progress towards their time-bound plans and remediation activities?: Yes

          Does the financial instution engage with the company to develop a time-bound plan for compliance with the policy?: No

          Does the financial institutions have clear thresholds of non-compliance or thresholds of exposure to deforestation risk that trigger engagement processes for clients/holdings?: No
          "In line with our commitment to the Soft Commodities Compact and its aim of incentivising and supporting sustainable industry practices, we prefer to engage with existing clients who do not yet meet these requirements but who are willing and able to do so within a limited timeframe. However, in cases where clients are unable or unwilling to comply or agree to an action plan to address identified gaps, we will seek to exit the relationship taking into account existing contractual agreements."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
        • Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
          Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
          Does the financial institution report/publish any of the grievances made against it and/or its clients/holdings in the past 12 months?: No
        • Remediation of environmental or social harms
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      29/90
      • Policy Strength
        16/28
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          6.7/8.8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Does the policy have specific requirements/expectations of clients/holdings in line with the policy?: Yes
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. VI. Prohibit the conversion or degradation of primary forests, High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas and peatlands. VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: a) For palm oil companies, membership of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and certification of owned plantations and mills in high risk countries. b) For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). c) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
        • Clients/holdings must be legally operated
          1.2/2.8
          • Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
        • Clients/holdings must monitor operations
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Yes, a traceability system - Require; Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Yes, a traceability system - Require; Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            3/3
            What type of assurance mechanism is used?: Commitment to monitor or audit operations/suppliers; Assurance mechanism
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.[...]Soy companies to establish a sustainable sourcing policy, including a commitment to achieve deforestation-free soy supply chains, and work towards achieving supply chain traceability within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.[...]Soy companies to establish a sustainable sourcing policy, including a commitment to achieve deforestation-free soy supply chains, and work towards achieving supply chain traceability within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.[...]Soy companies to establish a sustainable sourcing policy, including a commitment to achieve deforestation-free soy supply chains, and work towards achieving supply chain traceability within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.[...]Soy companies to establish a sustainable sourcing policy, including a commitment to achieve deforestation-free soy supply chains, and work towards achieving supply chain traceability within a limited timeframe."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes, and adherence to relevant standards. In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.[...]Soy companies to establish a sustainable sourcing policy, including a commitment to achieve deforestation-free soy supply chains, and work towards achieving supply chain traceability within a limited timeframe."
        • Clients/holdings must conduct risk assessments
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must specify a cut-off date
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Is the cut-off date set by the financial institution?: No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Target date for policy implementation
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            What is the deadline for the portfolio companies to become compliant with the policy?: Within 3 years

            What is the length of time the portfolio companies are given to meet their time-bound plans?: 3 years

            What is the target date for the full implementation of the financial institution's policy?: na
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays.
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays.
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "In the absence"In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to:[...]) For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards[...]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays.of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/27
        • Clients/holdings must test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Does the financial institution require the client/holding to cease acquisition/expansion unless FPIC is given?: Yes
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process." "All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] V. Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process."
        • Clients/holdings must have a grievance mechanism
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect labour rights
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Does the financial institution ask the client/holding to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: No
            (Labour rights) "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: [...] Acts of violence against or exploitation of people and local communities, including through forced or child labour, modern slavery and human trafficking."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must address gender equality issues
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Zero tolerance approach to violence and threats
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
      • Implementation and Reporting
        10/35
        • Assess client/holding exposure prior to onboarding
          No
          0/5
          Assess client/holding exposure prior to onboarding
          No
          0/5
          Does the financial institution publish the outcome of the risk assessment?: No
        • Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Does the financial institution prioritise clients/holdings for engagement based on their compliance monitoring? If yes, do they use thresholds/cut offs to identify these clients/holdings?: No

          Does the financial institution assess the severity of any non-compliance on the ground in forest-risk commodity supply chains in line with the guidance of the Accountability Framework?: No
          "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [....] For soy companies, membership of Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or comparable certification schemes8 , and adherence to relevant standards. [...] In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
        • Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Does the financial instution engage with the company to develop a time-bound plan for compliance with the policy?: No

          Does the financial institutions have clear thresholds of non-compliance or thresholds of exposure to deforestation risk that trigger engagement processes for clients/holdings?: No

          Does the financial institution engage with the client/holding to support the remediation of any social or environmental non-compliance on the ground?: No

          Does the financial institution commit to actively monitor clients/holdings' progress towards their time-bound plans and remediation activities?: Yes
          In line with our commitment to the Soft Commodities Compact and its aim of incentivising and supporting sustainable industry practices, we prefer to engage with existing clients who do not yet meet these requirements but who are willing and able to do so within a limited timeframe. However, in cases where clients are unable or unwilling to comply or agree to an action plan to address identified gaps, we will seek to exit the relationship taking into account existing contractual agreements."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Does the financial institution engage with NGOs/CSOs/IPLCs/rightsholders on the ground as part of their engagement?: No
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
          Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
          Is this a clear part of the transition to fully DCAF financing?: No
        • Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
        • Remediation of environmental or social harms
          No
          0/4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      29/90
      • Policy Strength
        15/28
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.7/8.8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Does the policy have specific requirements/expectations of clients/holdings in line with the policy?: No
            "We are also a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative’s Soft Commodities Compact, which commits us to helping our corporate clients in a number of sectors including forestry, pulp & paper and palm oil to achieve zero net deforestation."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all operations) "We are also a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative’s Soft Commodities Compact, which commits us to helping our corporate clients in a number of sectors including forestry, pulp and paper, and palm oil to achieve zero net deforestation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all deals) "We are also a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative’s Soft Commodities Compact, which commits us to helping our corporate clients in a number of sectors including forestry, pulp and paper, and palm oil to achieve zero net deforestation."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all companies) "We are also a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative’s Soft Commodities Compact, which commits us to helping our corporate clients in a number of sectors including forestry, pulp and paper, and palm oil to achieve zero net deforestation."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            (Applies to all segments) Barclays define the scope of their 'forestry' sector in the Forestry and Agricultural Commodities Statement as covering: "the provision of all financial services to Corporate Banking and Investment Banking clients with the following operations in high deforestation risk countries. Timber production (e.g. timber plantations, logging) or primary processing (e.g. timber milling). These are termed “forestry companies"."
        • Clients/holdings must be legally operated
          1.2/2.8
          • Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            Commitment details
            Clients/holdings own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "Barclays has no appetite for providing financial services to forestry, palm oil or soy companies that are involved in: I. Illegal logging or trading activities. [...] Adherence to local and national environmental regulation and standards and industry best practice."
        • Clients/holdings must monitor operations
          2.2/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Yes, a mechanism to monitor compliance - Require
            1.5/3
            What type of assurance mechanism is used?: Commitment to monitor or audit operations/suppliers; Assurance mechanism
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are[...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] ]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.""
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are[...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] ]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.""
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are[...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] ]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.""
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are[...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] ]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.""
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are[...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] ]In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays.""
        • Clients/holdings must conduct risk assessments
          2/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            1.5/3
            "In the case of almost all large-scale new build, expansion and development projects an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will be required particularly where project debt financing is being sought. A comprehensive ESIA undertaken to international standards allows both the project sponsor and the investors to assess the full range of potential environmental and social impacts related to a project development, operation and decommissioning. Part of the ESIA process is to design appropriate mitigation measures and to set a framework for the monitoring the performance of these measures on a long-term basis. This limits and controls compliance and remediation costs as well as long term credit and reputation risks. For smaller scale projects and operations a full ESIA may not be required. Focused studies on particular issues of concern may however, be helpful in identifying potential environmental and social risks associated with certain project activities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Summary for website: "In the case of almost all large-scale new build, expansion and development projects an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will be required particularly where project debt financing is being sought. A comprehensive ESIA undertaken to international standards allows both the project sponsor and the investors to assess the full range of potential environmental and social impacts related to a project development, operation and decommissioning. Part of the ESIA process is to design appropriate mitigation measures and to set a framework for the monitoring the performance of these measures on a long-term basis. This limits and controls compliance and remediation costs as well as long term credit and reputation risks. For smaller scale projects and operations a full ESIA may not be required. Focused studies on particular issues of concern may however, be helpful in identifying potential environmental and social risks associated with certain project activities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "In the case of almost all large-scale new build, expansion and development projects an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will be required particularly where project debt financing is being sought. A comprehensive ESIA undertaken to international standards allows both the project sponsor and the investors to assess the full range of potential environmental and social impacts related to a project development, operation and decommissioning. Part of the ESIA process is to design appropriate mitigation measures and to set a framework for the monitoring the performance of these measures on a long-term basis. This limits and controls compliance and remediation costs as well as long term credit and reputation risks. For smaller scale projects and operations a full ESIA may not be required. Focused studies on particular issues of concern may however, be helpful in identifying potential environmental and social risks associated with certain project activities."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
            "In the case of almost all large-scale new build, expansion and development projects an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will be required particularly where project debt financing is being sought. A comprehensive ESIA undertaken to international standards allows both the project sponsor and the investors to assess the full range of potential environmental and social impacts related to a project development, operation and decommissioning. Part of the ESIA process is to design appropriate mitigation measures and to set a framework for the monitoring the performance of these measures on a long-term basis. This limits and controls compliance and remediation costs as well as long term credit and reputation risks. For smaller scale projects and operations a full ESIA may not be required. Focused studies on particular issues of concern may however, be helpful in identifying potential environmental and social risks associated with certain project activities."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0/0.2
            "Permits, consents and licences are likely to be required for forestry and logging operations the specifics of which will depend on the relevant regulatory framework in the location of the operation/facility. In developing regions, weaker governance structures may mean that there is less stringent implementation of local controls and regulations or indeed there may be no controls at all. In such cases the project proponent should ideally adopt international environmental and social standards and industry best practice. In the case of almost all large-scale new build, expansion and development projects an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will be required particularly where project debt financing is being sought. A comprehensive ESIA undertaken to international standards allows both the project sponsor and the investors to assess the full range of potential environmental and social impacts related to a project development, operation and decommissioning. Part of the ESIA process is to design appropriate mitigation measures and to set a framework for the monitoring the performance of these measures on a long-term basis. This limits and controls compliance and remediation costs as well as long term credit and reputation risks."
        • Clients/holdings must specify a cut-off date
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Is the cut-off date set by the financial institution?: No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Target date for policy implementation
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            What is the deadline for the portfolio companies to become compliant with the policy?: within 3 years

            What is the length of time the portfolio companies are given to meet their time-bound plans?: within 3 years

            What is the target date for the full implementation of the financial institution's policy?: 2030
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] n the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] n the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] n the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] n the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme7 , and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] n the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years9 , which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/27
        • Clients/holdings must test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.7/3.8
          • Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Required
            3/3
            Does the financial institution require the client/holding to cease acquisition/expansion unless FPIC is given?: Yes
            (FPIC) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. [...] All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all operations) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. [...] All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all deals) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. [...] All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            All financing
            0.2/0.2
            (Applies to all companies) "we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] Work to obtain the consent of indigenous and local communities affected by their operations through a credible “free, prior and informed consent” process. [...] All clients deemed within the scope of this position statement are reviewed on a case by case basis and subject to enhanced due diligence. These clients are analysed against specific environmental and social risk considerations in addition to the above requirements which include, but are not limited to: [...] Impact on local communities and adoption of the “free prior and informed consent” (FPIC) principle, in particular when considering impacts on indigenous peoples."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.1/0.2
            (Applies to all segments) "Timber production (e.g. timber plantations, logging) or primary processing (e.g. timber milling). These are termed “forestry companies” in this statement."
        • Clients/holdings must have a grievance mechanism
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect labour rights
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
            Does the financial institution ask the client/holding to protect the health and safety of its own operations or its supply chain workers?: No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must address gender equality issues
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Clients/holdings must respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
        • Zero tolerance approach to violence and threats
          0/3.8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all clients/holdings
            No
            0/0.2
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.2
      • Implementation and Reporting
        10/35
        • Assess client/holding exposure prior to onboarding
          No
          0/5
        • Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
          Require disclosure of projects/locations
          No reporting
          0/4
          Does the financial institution require the clients/holdings to disclose their exposure to commodity-driven deforestation anually?: No

          Does the financial institution require the clients/holdings to report on their progress towards their commitments?: No
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Does the financial institution assess the severity of any non-compliance on the ground in forest-risk commodity supply chains in line with the guidance of the Accountability Framework?: No

          Does the financial institution prioritise clients/holdings for engagement based on their compliance monitoring? If yes, do they use thresholds/cut offs to identify these clients/holdings?: No
          In addition, we require all forestry, palm oil and soy companies to: [...] VII. Adhere to recognised certification schemes within a limited timeframe. These schemes are: [...] For forestry companies, membership of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification scheme, and certification of owned logging sites in high risk countries (where such schemes are established). [...] In the absence of certification, we require the client to develop a time-bound action plan to achieve this within three years, which will be monitored annually by Barclays."
        • Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant clients/holdings
          Engage with non-compliant companies, with a time-bound threat of redirection of finance
          5/5
          Does the financial institution commit to actively monitor clients/holdings' progress towards their time-bound plans and remediation activities?: Yes

          Does the financial instution engage with the company to develop a time-bound plan for compliance with the policy?: No

          Does the financial institutions have clear thresholds of non-compliance or thresholds of exposure to deforestation risk that trigger engagement processes for clients/holdings?: No

          Does the financial institution engage with the client/holding to support the remediation of any social or environmental non-compliance on the ground?: No
          "In line with our commitment to the Soft Commodities Compact and its aim of incentivising and supporting sustainable industry practices, we prefer to engage with existing clients who do not yet meet these requirements but who are willing and able to do so within a limited timeframe. However, in cases where clients are unable or unwilling to comply or agree to an action plan to address identified gaps, we will seek to exit the relationship taking into account existing contractual agreements."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          0/0
          Does the financial institution engage with NGOs/CSOs/IPLCs/rightsholders on the ground as part of their engagement?: No
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
          Green financing product with deforestation/conversion requirements
          No
          0/2
          Is this a clear part of the transition to fully DCAF financing?: No
        • Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
          Publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/2
          Does the financial institution report/publish any of the grievances made against it and/or its clients/holdings in the past 12 months?: No
        • Remediation of environmental or social harms
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    11/28
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    8/35
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    3/27
    Avg. score

Profile

Barclays are a multinational universal bank, headquartered in the UK serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services cover personal, corporate, offshore, private, and investment banking, wealth management, loans and mortgages, and corporate lending. As of 2021, Barclays have over 1.3 trillion GBP in assets under management. They are among the top lenders to Forest 500 companies with loans across a broad range of forest risk sectors. In the 2022 selection, Barclays was providing 95 billion USD to the Forest 500 companies.

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HQ 
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Financial institution type 
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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.

All assessments use policies published on financial institution websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.