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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/14
      "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMOwill not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operationsthat result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    17/64
    • Beef & Leather
      4/64
      • Commitment Strength
        2/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        2/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: UNGP
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      27/64
      • Commitment Strength
        25/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others , has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership. We will continue our active engagement with the palm oil industry."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others 4, has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others 4, has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others 4, has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others 4, has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Over the past decade, BMO Global Asset Management, on its own and in collaboration with others 4, has been engaging with investee companies that are either directly or through its supply chains – including financial institutions – exposed to palm oil risks to encourage them to: develop, publish and implement a deforestation policy, covering the supply chain; develop, publish and implement a human and labour rights policy, covering the supply chain; as well as overall align their standards with the RSPO and consider membership."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        2/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: UNGP
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      4/64
      • Commitment Strength
        2/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        2/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: UNGP
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      33/64
      • Commitment Strength
        30/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, wewill assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management ofnatural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification orother acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed bythe Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and AmericanForests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, wewill assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management ofnatural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification orother acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed bythe Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and AmericanForests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, wewill assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management ofnatural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification orother acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed bythe Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and AmericanForests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, wewill assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management ofnatural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification orother acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed bythe Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and AmericanForests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, wewill assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management ofnatural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification orother acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed bythe Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and AmericanForests and Paper Association."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Standard areas investigated during the assessment process include, among other things: [...] Whether the borrower complies with all environmental laws and regulationsapplicable to them."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            " Alleligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "All eligible borrowers for commercial and corporate loans are subject to our environmental risk assessment process [...] Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Forest Biodiversity: When there is a known specific use of lending proceeds, BMO will not engage in providing new financing for commercial projects or operations that result in resource extraction on an unsustainable basis from: tropical rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or High Conservation Value Forests.5 In addition, when assessing the eligibility of borrowers from the forestry sector, we will assess whether the company is demonstrating sustainable management of natural resources through an appropriate system of independent certification or other acceptable alternative, such as the forest management schemes developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, Canadian Standards Association and American Forests and Paper Association."
      • Social Considerations
        2/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: UNGP
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Focus areas in 2019 - through our engagement we will press companies to:Make a public commitment at leadership level to a diverse workforce and explain links to company strategy;Provide disclosure on diversity within the organisation, as well as goals and measures for increases in staff diversity;Develop policies and measures on hiring procedures, such as specific objectives, and shortlists with balanced numbers of male and female candidates;Establish professional development programmes for women at all levels such as mentor and sponsorship programmes, family-friendly policies and job-sharing models;Disclose how measures to increase diversity have been applied and the take up of these measures;Disclose results of gender pay gap assessments across the company, and what actions will be taken as a result."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      0/5
      Policy review
      Process for updating policy unclear
      0/5
      "This means that weare committed to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment andto demonstrating leadership by integrating environmental considerations into ourbusiness practices. This commitment lies at the heart of our environmental policy,which we recently reviewed and updated as part of our endeavour to pursuecontinual environmental improvement [...] Specifically, we commit to: [...] Establish, and periodically review objectives and targets in the pursuit of continual improvement in our environmental performance and ongoing prevention of pollution"
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      3/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - General non-compliance statement
      3/5
      "Depending on the degree of investigation and the potential for environmental risk,BMO may employ in its evaluation (individually or in combination) questionnaires,checklists, Phase I Assessments, Phase II Assessments and/or specializedEnvironmental Impact Assessments. Environmental Assessments are conducted byqualified external professionals and conform to standards established by theCanadian Standards Association or equivalent bodies."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    15/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Bank of Montreal are a financial services provider headquartered in Canada serving private and corporate clients, institutions, and governments. Their services include personal, commercial and investment banking, loans and mortgages, insurance, wealth management, corporate lending, bonds, equities, fixed income investing, research, risk management, and treasury and advisory services. As of 2017, Bank of Montreal's total assets amount to over 700 billion USD with 360 billion USD worth of loans. They are also among the top 70 shareholders for Forest 500 companies, with shares amounting to over 4 billion USD.

HQ
HQ 
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Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Bank

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.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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