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  • Overall approach
    10/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      10/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      10/16
      "BNP Paribas has thus endorsed the Zero Net Deforestation objective set up by the Soft Commodities Compact, a joint initiative overseen by the Consumer Goods Forum, and the Banking Environment Initiative, whose signatories aim to eliminate deforestation from the downstream and upstream supply chain no later than 2020."
  • Commodity score
    45/64
    • Beef & Leather
      44/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • 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
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
          • 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
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8 ) principles and standards by 2020. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) by 2020."
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • 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
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
      • Social Considerations
        12/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
    • Palm oil
      49/64
      • Commitment Strength
        36/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "As a participant to the Soft Commodities Compact2 , BNP Paribas is committed to participate to the alignment of the banking industry practices with the objective of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in the palm oil sector." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a participant to the Soft Commodities Compact2 , BNP Paribas is committed to participate to the alignment of the banking industry practices with the objective of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in the palm oil sector." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a participant to the Soft Commodities Compact2 , BNP Paribas is committed to participate to the alignment of the banking industry practices with the objective of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in the palm oil sector." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a participant to the Soft Commodities Compact2 , BNP Paribas is committed to participate to the alignment of the banking industry practices with the objective of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in the palm oil sector." 
          • 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
            "As a participant to the Soft Commodities Compact2 , BNP Paribas is committed to participate to the alignment of the banking industry practices with the objective of achieving zero net deforestation by 2020 in the palm oil sector." 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
             "BNP Paribas expects Palm Oil Companies to comply with existing applicable environmental and social laws and regulations, as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which they operate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
             "BNP Paribas expects Palm Oil Companies to comply with existing applicable environmental and social laws and regulations, as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which they operate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
             "BNP Paribas expects Palm Oil Companies to comply with existing applicable environmental and social laws and regulations, as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which they operate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
             "BNP Paribas expects Palm Oil Companies to comply with existing applicable environmental and social laws and regulations, as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which they operate."
          • 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
             "BNP Paribas expects Palm Oil Companies to comply with existing applicable environmental and social laws and regulations, as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which they operate."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on [...] UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "have a policy in place to conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment before any new plantation development, taking into account Key Biodiversity Areas; [and] have a policy and detailed operational procedures in place to protect the HCV areas identified within a license area, over the long term. New palm oil plantation developments should not result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six high conservation values".
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on [...] UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "have a policy in place to conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment before any new plantation development, taking into account Key Biodiversity Areas; [and] have a policy and detailed operational procedures in place to protect the HCV areas identified within a license area, over the long term. New palm oil plantation developments should not result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six high conservation values".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on [...] UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "have a policy in place to conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment before any new plantation development, taking into account Key Biodiversity Areas; [and] have a policy and detailed operational procedures in place to protect the HCV areas identified within a license area, over the long term. New palm oil plantation developments should not result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six high conservation values".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on [...] UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "have a policy in place to conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment before any new plantation development, taking into account Key Biodiversity Areas; [and] have a policy and detailed operational procedures in place to protect the HCV areas identified within a license area, over the long term. New palm oil plantation developments should not result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six high conservation values".
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on [...] UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "have a policy in place to conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment before any new plantation development, taking into account Key Biodiversity Areas; [and] have a policy and detailed operational procedures in place to protect the HCV areas identified within a license area, over the long term. New palm oil plantation developments should not result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six high conservation values".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "Recognising the importance of multi-stakeholders voluntary approaches such as the RSPO, BNP Paribas also recommends that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Work towards full RSPO certification for their palm oil operations (plantations and mills), as evidenced by a time-bound action plan; For palm oil mills: Engage with third-party suppliers to achieve full RSPO certification of the supply base." "BNP Paribas encourages Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) to: Become active members of the RSPO and maximize the use of RSPO-certified palm oil; [and] Ensure the traceability of their palm oil supply"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of multi-stakeholders voluntary approaches such as the RSPO, BNP Paribas also recommends that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Work towards full RSPO certification for their palm oil operations (plantations and mills), as evidenced by a time-bound action plan; For palm oil mills: Engage with third-party suppliers to achieve full RSPO certification of the supply base." "BNP Paribas encourages Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) to: Become active members of the RSPO and maximize the use of RSPO-certified palm oil; [and] Ensure the traceability of their palm oil supply"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of multi-stakeholders voluntary approaches such as the RSPO, BNP Paribas also recommends that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Work towards full RSPO certification for their palm oil operations (plantations and mills), as evidenced by a time-bound action plan; For palm oil mills: Engage with third-party suppliers to achieve full RSPO certification of the supply base." "BNP Paribas encourages Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) to: Become active members of the RSPO and maximize the use of RSPO-certified palm oil; [and] Ensure the traceability of their palm oil supply"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of multi-stakeholders voluntary approaches such as the RSPO, BNP Paribas also recommends that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Work towards full RSPO certification for their palm oil operations (plantations and mills), as evidenced by a time-bound action plan; For palm oil mills: Engage with third-party suppliers to achieve full RSPO certification of the supply base." "BNP Paribas encourages Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) to: Become active members of the RSPO and maximize the use of RSPO-certified palm oil; [and] Ensure the traceability of their palm oil supply"
          • 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
            "Recognising the importance of multi-stakeholders voluntary approaches such as the RSPO, BNP Paribas also recommends that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Work towards full RSPO certification for their palm oil operations (plantations and mills), as evidenced by a time-bound action plan; For palm oil mills: Engage with third-party suppliers to achieve full RSPO certification of the supply base." "BNP Paribas encourages Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) to: Become active members of the RSPO and maximize the use of RSPO-certified palm oil; [and] Ensure the traceability of their palm oil supply"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their stakeholders."
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their stakeholders."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their stakeholders."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their stakeholders."
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their stakeholders."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to Palm Oil Companies."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to Palm Oil Companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to Palm Oil Companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to Palm Oil 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
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to Palm Oil Companies."
      • Social Considerations
        12/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the local communities affected by new oil palm plantations."
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the local communities affected by new oil palm plantations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the local communities affected by new oil palm plantations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the local communities affected by new oil palm plantations."
          • 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 order to avoid adverse environmental and social impacts, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the local communities affected by new oil palm plantations."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas will also assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] have a policy related to smallholders (if relevant to its operations), covering aspects such as training on key environmental and social issues, yield improvement and RSPO certification"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] have a policy related to smallholders (if relevant to its operations), covering aspects such as training on key environmental and social issues, yield improvement and RSPO certification"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] have a policy related to smallholders (if relevant to its operations), covering aspects such as training on key environmental and social issues, yield improvement and RSPO certification"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] have a policy related to smallholders (if relevant to its operations), covering aspects such as training on key environmental and social issues, yield improvement and RSPO certification"
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will also assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] have a policy related to smallholders (if relevant to its operations), covering aspects such as training on key environmental and social issues, yield improvement and RSPO certification"
    • Soy
      44/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • 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
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas expects agriculture companies to comply with local laws and with licensing agreements as well as with international conventions ratified by the countries in which theyare registered and/or operate."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
          • 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
            "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro or UTZ (as defined in section 8) principles and standards by 2020. [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS principles and standards, by 2020."
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • 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
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
      • Social Considerations
        12/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      43/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • 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 managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The Group requires that pulp producers comply with existing social and environmental laws, at a local or state provincial level, as well as with international regulations and ratified by their operating companies." 
          • 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 Group requires that pulp producers comply with existing social and environmental laws, at a local or state provincial level, as well as with international regulations and ratified by their operating companies." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The Group requires that pulp producers comply with existing social and environmental laws, at a local or state provincial level, as well as with international regulations and ratified by their operating companies." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The Group requires that pulp producers comply with existing social and environmental laws, at a local or state provincial level, as well as with international regulations and ratified by their operating companies." 
          • 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
            "The Group requires that pulp producers comply with existing social and environmental laws, at a local or state provincial level, as well as with international regulations and ratified by their operating companies." 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] do not develop new farming projects in the following protected areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites [or] Wetlands on the Ramsar list" and "conduct a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment or equivalent prior to developing new farming projects, especially on Key Biodiversity Areas, and commit to not adversely impact HCV areas in a manner that would result in the irremediable loss of one or more of the six High Conservation Values".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Forest managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
          • 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 managers and processors of timber products are encouraged to have their forest concessions certified against the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard by 2020."
        • 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
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or 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
            "Mandatory requirements are to be understood as sine qua non: those have to be met without exception before BNP Paribas considers providing financial products and services to agriculture projects or companies"
      • Social Considerations
        12/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] have a policy in place to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the local communities impacted by new agriculture projects and have a grievance mechanism in place through which local communities’ concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
          • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to agriculture companies which [...] respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice can be heard within the company", "do not used child or forced labour", and that do not discriminate.
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms.""Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms.""Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will also carry out an analysis of the considered Agriculture companies. The following evaluation criteria will be considered as key areas of due diligence. BNP Paribas will therefore assess whether companies [...] Engage and cooperate with small-scale producers: Provide training on improved growing techniques and on health and safety issues including agrochemicals use; Agree on fair market practices, e.g. fair and transparent terms of trade, quality requirements, pricing structure and access to dispute resolution mechanisms."
          • 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