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  • Overall approach
    10/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      10/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      10/14
      " BNP Paribas therefore aims to ensure that the bank’s business activities do not lead to deforestation or forest degradation. 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."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    46/64
    • Beef & Leather
      45/64
      • Commitment Strength
        33/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit.""BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] 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. − 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." "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            If Other, specify here: RTRS, BCI, Bonsucro, UTZ or SCPS

            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): Other
            "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. − 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. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) 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. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) 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. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) 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. In particular, cattle farmers are encouraged to have their production systems certified against the SCPS Standards (SAN) 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
          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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...]  Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
      • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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
            None
            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 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 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 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 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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            “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
      47/64
      • Commitment Strength
        38/42
        • 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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            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 - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies:[...]Have a policy in place to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations, and to protect the HCV areas identified within their concessions; Have a policy in place to conduct High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations3 , and to protect the HCS forests identified within their concessions. [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on: UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list; Alliance for Zero Extinction sites [...] IUCN Category I-IV areas". "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...] Have a time-bound plan to ensure that their palm oil suppliers are compliant with the following standards: No development in HCS forests No development in HCV areas, No burning for the development of new 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
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies:[...]Have a policy in place to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations, and to protect the HCV areas identified within their concessions; Have a policy in place to conduct High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations3 , and to protect the HCS forests identified within their concessions. [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on: UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list; Alliance for Zero Extinction sites [...] IUCN Category I-IV areas". "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...] Have a time-bound plan to ensure that their palm oil suppliers are compliant with the following standards: No development in HCS forests No development in HCV areas, No burning for the development of new plantations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies:[...]Have a policy in place to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations, and to protect the HCV areas identified within their concessions; Have a policy in place to conduct High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations3 , and to protect the HCS forests identified within their concessions. [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on: UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list; Alliance for Zero Extinction sites [...] IUCN Category I-IV areas". "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...] Have a time-bound plan to ensure that their palm oil suppliers are compliant with the following standards: No development in HCS forests No development in HCV areas, No burning for the development of new plantations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies:[...]Have a policy in place to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations, and to protect the HCV areas identified within their concessions; Have a policy in place to conduct High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations3 , and to protect the HCS forests identified within their concessions. [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on: UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list; Alliance for Zero Extinction sites [...] IUCN Category I-IV areas". "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...] Have a time-bound plan to ensure that their palm oil suppliers are compliant with the following standards: No development in HCS forests No development in HCV areas, No burning for the development of new plantations".
          • 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 requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies:[...]Have a policy in place to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations, and to protect the HCV areas identified within their concessions; Have a policy in place to conduct High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments before developing new oil palm plantations3 , and to protect the HCS forests identified within their concessions. [...] Do not develop new oil palm plantations on: UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Wetlands on the Ramsar list; Alliance for Zero Extinction sites [...] IUCN Category I-IV areas". "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...] Have a time-bound plan to ensure that their palm oil suppliers are compliant with the following standards: No development in HCS forests No development in HCV areas, No burning for the development of new plantations".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations." "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations."
          • 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 requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations." "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations." "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations." "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations."
          • 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 requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations." "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their internal and external 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 addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their internal and external stakeholders"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their internal and external stakeholders"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their internal and external 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 addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a formal grievance mechanism in place to identify and address concerns from their internal and external stakeholders"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations" "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations".
          • 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 requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations" "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations" "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations" "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations".
          • 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 requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their operations" "BNP Paribas requires that Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders): Be RSPO members (or have a time-bound plan to become RSPO members); Have published an up-to-date communication on progress; Have a time-bound plan to achieve full RSPO certification of their operations".
      • Social Considerations
        9/22
        • 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 addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities, prior to developing new oil palm plantations”. "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...]Respect land tenure rights, incl. the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities, prior to developing new oil palm plantations”. "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...]Respect land tenure rights, incl. the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities, prior to developing new oil palm plantations”. "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...]Respect land tenure rights, incl. the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities, prior to developing new oil palm plantations”. "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...]Respect land tenure rights, incl. the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities".
          • 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
            "In addition, BNP Paribas requires that Upstream Palm Oil Companies [...] Have a policy in place to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities, prior to developing new oil palm plantations”. "BNP Paribas will assess whether Downstream Palm Oil Companies (i.e. refiners and traders) [...]Respect land tenure rights, incl. the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            " Do not use child or forced labour;"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            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 assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their fresh fruit bunches supply base (or similar verification mechanism for smallholders5 ) [...] Are working with smallholders on good agricultural practices, yield improvement and RSPO certification (or similar verification mechanism), through the provision of technical assistance and training".
          • 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 assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their fresh fruit bunches supply base (or similar verification mechanism for smallholders5 ) [...] Are working with smallholders on good agricultural practices, yield improvement and RSPO certification (or similar verification mechanism), through the provision of technical assistance and training".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their fresh fruit bunches supply base (or similar verification mechanism for smallholders5 ) [...] Are working with smallholders on good agricultural practices, yield improvement and RSPO certification (or similar verification mechanism), through the provision of technical assistance and training".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas will assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their fresh fruit bunches supply base (or similar verification mechanism for smallholders5 ) [...] Are working with smallholders on good agricultural practices, yield improvement and RSPO certification (or similar verification mechanism), through the provision of technical assistance and training".
          • 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 assess whether Upstream Palm Oil Companies (plantations and mills) [...] Have a time-bound plan for full RSPO certification of their fresh fruit bunches supply base (or similar verification mechanism for smallholders5 ) [...] Are working with smallholders on good agricultural practices, yield improvement and RSPO certification (or similar verification mechanism), through the provision of technical assistance and training".
    • Soy
      47/64
      • Commitment Strength
        35/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines. − 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. − 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." "Moreover, BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines. − 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. − 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." "Moreover, BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines. − 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. − 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." "Moreover, BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines. − 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. − 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." "Moreover, BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines. − 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. − 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." "Moreover, BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
          • 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 they are registered and/or operate. As part of its internal compliance process, BNP Paribas implements strengthened control measures on clients and transactions to identify, inter alia, governance risks (including corruption)."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS"
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS"
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS"
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS"
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            “BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, [...]”
          • 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 also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, [...]”
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, [...]”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, [...]”
          • 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 also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities:[...] Guidelines13 [...] To comply with the CGF Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines." "Agricultural commodities producers are encouraged to have their crop fields or plantations certified against the RTRS, [...] Agricultural commodities primary processors and traders are encouraged to set up policies requiring that their suppliers become certified against the RTRS, [...]”
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
          • 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 projects that [...]  Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit."
      • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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 projects that [...] Do not use child or forced labor4 ; − Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed; − Respect the right of workers to organize in a trade union or ensure workers’ interest and voice are heard within the company5 ; − Do not discriminate against employees and applicant for employment".
          • 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
            None
            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 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 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 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 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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            “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
      47/64
      • Commitment Strength
        34/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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.” "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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.” "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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.” "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation by 2020".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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.” "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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.” "BNP Paribas is signatory of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilize the banking industry as a whole to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve Zero net deforestation 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
            “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 they are registered and/or operate.”
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit." "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
            "BNP Paribas also encourages agriculture companies to follow internationally recognized best practices on the key environmental, social and societal stakes of the agriculture sector. The Group encourages companies, depending on their activities: [...] 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
          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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers 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 projects that [...] Have a grievance mechanism in place through which workers concerns can be raised and addressed".
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "BNP Paribas will only provide financial products or services to Agriculture projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".
          • 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 projects that [...] Are not located on:  UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Wetlands on the Ramsar list  Alliance for Zero Extinction sites  IUCN Category I-IV areas  Peat lands − Do not involve the trade of any plant or animal species or products governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (CITES) not authorized by a CITES permit".