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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/16
      "In the environmental area, the Bank also generates two important initiatives, aimed at preserving the two biomes on the planet, the Amazon Fund and the BNDES’ Rain Forest Initiative". "The Amazon Fund makes a public call for projects totaling re-composition of at least three thousand hectares of vegetation cover Indigenous and quilombola lands, legal reserves and permanent preservation areas in small properties are among the ones benefited". 
  • Commodity score
    28/64
    • Beef & Leather
      31/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "To promote regularization and increase socio-environmental compliance in cattle-raising production, the BNDES has established a set of guidelines that must be followed by companies applying for financing and stakes in companies. . .The challenge is to meet the growing demand for beef and establish a production model that guarantees the preservation of natural resources, as well as respect for workers and communities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNDES has established a set of guidelines that must be followed by companies applying for financing and stakes in companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNDES has established a set of guidelines that must be followed by companies applying for financing and stakes in companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNDES has established a set of guidelines that must be followed by companies applying for financing and stakes in companies."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            BNDES state that "meatpacking companies and slaughterhouses need to prove, for example, that their suppliers have not been charged with trespassing on indigenous lands, with discrimination, child labor or slavery."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • 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
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Still in the analysis phase, companies applying for financial support from the BNDES should meet the following requirements in all their branches:...Join the tracking system for the beef cattle production sector, which tracks cattle from birth to slaughter, to verify the environmental compliance of the supply chain;•    When purchasing animals included in the tracking system, verify compliance of the farms involved, according to information from official bodies, as well as complying with the criteria set forth for direct suppliers; •    As of January 2016, slaughter only the animals that have been continuously tracked from birth."
      • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "The following aspects should be verified during the operational analysis, approval and contracting stages: evaluation of adherence to legal and social requirements and verification of compliance with BNDES’s policies related to: (a) qualification measures and redeployment of workers if, depending on the supported enterprise, there is a reduction in staff; regarding the protection of individuals with disabilities and ensuring there is no discrimination based on race or gender; child labor or slave labor or any other kind of moral or sexual harassment."
          • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        16/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • 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
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "The following aspects should be verified during the operational analysis, approval and contracting stages: evaluation of adherence to legal and social requirements and verification of compliance with BNDES’s policies related to: (a) qualification measures and redeployment of workers if, depending on the supported enterprise, there is a reduction in staff; regarding the protection of individuals with disabilities and ensuring there is no discrimination based on race or gender; child labor or slave labor or any other kind of moral or sexual harassment."
          • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      31/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            BNDES provides guidelines to its technical team to apply better practices when financing the soy sector, such as encouraging the compliance with the Soy Moratorium.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES provides guidelines to its technical team to apply better practices when financing the soy sector, such as encouring the compliance with the Soy Moratorium.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES provides guidelines to its technical team to apply better practices when financing the soy sector, such as encouring the compliance with the Soy Moratorium.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES provides guidelines to its technical team to apply better practices when financing the soy sector, such as encouring the compliance with the Soy Moratorium.
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES provides guidelines to its technical team to apply better practices when financing the soy sector, such as encouring the compliance with the Soy Moratorium.
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • 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
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • 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
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
      • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "The following aspects should be verified during the operational analysis, approval and contracting stages: evaluation of adherence to legal and social requirements and verification of compliance with BNDES’s policies related to: (a) qualification measures and redeployment of workers if, depending on the supported enterprise, there is a reduction in staff; regarding the protection of individuals with disabilities and ensuring there is no discrimination based on race or gender; child labor or slave labor or any other kind of moral or sexual harassment."
          • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      31/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "forestry" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "forestry" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "forestry" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "forestry" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "forestry" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
          • 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
            BNDES states that (Translation) "In complying with its Socio-Environmental Policy BNDES understands that its financial support must reconcile its Operational Policy with compliance with applicable legislation". 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversly impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            BNDES's social and environmental policy states that operations regarding "large-scale agriculture involving deforestation" that are located in sensitive areas, such as globally important areas as well as forests with high biodiversity value, require companies to submit documents to show that their operations do not adversely impact these areas.  
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "The set of guidelines presented below describes how the BNDES system acts in the context of its social and Environmental Policy:...To act in line with current Brazilian legislation and public policies, in particular with the provisions set out in the National Environmental Policy and, abroad, with the laws applicable in each country." As well as this, "during the operational analysis of Socioenvironmental Category A or B, the documents listed below must be submitted to BNDES:...legal certification proving that the enterprise is in line with the local legislation."
      • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination
            "The following aspects should be verified during the operational analysis, approval and contracting stages: evaluation of adherence to legal and social requirements and verification of compliance with BNDES’s policies related to: (a) qualification measures and redeployment of workers if, depending on the supported enterprise, there is a reduction in staff; regarding the protection of individuals with disabilities and ensuring there is no discrimination based on race or gender; child labor or slave labor or any other kind of moral or sexual harassment."
          • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights only own operations - Encourage
            0.5/4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We encourage all suppliers, partners and customers to adopt policies that value women, promote gender equity and respect diversity in their internal and external relations, promoting an environment free of prejudice and acting to eradicate all forms of discrimination and violence".
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "BNDES uses the following instruments to implement, monitor, evaluate and update its Socioenvironmental Policy within its operational framework".
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Screening and monitoring process
      5/5
      (Translation) "MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF INVESTORS TAKING IN CONSIDERATIONS ASG ASPECTS[...]Active monitoring of investee companies is an integral part of the approach BNDESPAR's strategic portfolio management strategy.As business sustainability is a key factor in the decision-making process decisions related to the management of our portfolio, ESG factors are extremely important and should be monitored throughout the life cycle of the assets in our portfolio".
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    26/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/22
    Avg. score

Profile

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) offers financial services to Brazilian companies and financial institutions with the aim of stimulating industry and infrastructure growth in Brazil. Their services include corporate financing, non-reimbursable investments, and securities. As of 2017, the bank’s total assets amount to more than 870 billion BRL, with loans of more than 590 billion BRL. BNDES are a top financier in Brazil, an important forest jurisdiction in terms of tropical forest cover and agricultural commodity production and trading.

HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
National Development 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.

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