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  • Overall approach
    13/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      12/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-free
      12/14
      "Commit to action is a platform of the non-governmental organisations CDP and „We mean Business“ to coordinate various climate change initiatives. Commerzbank participates in three of them: [...] Commit to remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020." "Deforestation can threaten endangered plant and animal species and accelerate climate change."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      Anti-corruption
      Policy prohibiting abusive tax arrangements
      1/2
      "It is our legal obligation and part of our social responsibility to use our taxes to help finance public budgets. For this reason alone, we reject any form of tax evasion (regardless of the violation of the law), be it with our customers, with ourselves as a company or with our business partners. This includes that we do not tolerate incitement to / aiding and abetting tax evasion. It is illegal to use our products, services or any other service - whether internal or external - to support or encourage tax evasion by another person. Compliance with the applicable laws to combat tax evasion and other tax crimes in the markets and legal systems in which we operate is our top priority. We expect the same from our employees, customers and business partners. We also gear our behavior towards avoiding tax offenses. In addition, we do not support customers with “tax avoidance”, the result of which runs counter to the intention of the respective law. We also pay attention to this when it comes to product innovations. As a bank, we design these in a tax-compliant manner."
  • Commodity score
    24/64
    • Beef & Leather
      15/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • 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 case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      36/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            Only in terms of illegal deforestation - "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil: No transactions or business relationships with companies with dealings in palm oil that are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.2/5.6
          • 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
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            High-risk sectors - "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • 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 case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      15/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • 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 case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      29/64
      • Commitment Strength
        25/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • 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
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encouraged
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by 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
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates: [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas(HCVAs) and UNESCO World Heritage sites orsimilar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled burning of forests by companies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
          • 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
            "Regarding financial transactions and business relationships with companies operating in the wood industry aswell as the pulp and paper industry, Commerzbanktherefore takes into account: illegal logging by companies; compliance with requirements in the wood industry, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: ILO
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Commerzbank has been committed to the UN Global Compact since 2006 and undertakes to support and respect the protection of international human rights,ensure that it does not become complicit in human rights violations,uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining,promote the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour,work towards the abolition of child labour, andstrive to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation [...] Commerzbank also takes human rights into account in its dealings with clients [...] the Reputational Risk Management department performs intensive research and analysis on transactions and business relationships in which human rights play a significant role (for example in mining, resource extraction and the cotton sector) and provide detailed assessments. These may lead to the rejection of the relevant transaction or even the termination of a business relationship."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Encouraged
            0.5/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • 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 case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected toagriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates human rights compliance (especially the rights oflocal communities and indigenous peoples) andthe adoption of measures aimed at combatingdiscrimination against women"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "Commerzbank reports annually on developments and improvements in the field of human rights in its UN Global Compact progress report, which is published in the Corporate Responsibility Report. This position on human rights is continuously reviewed and updated. The current position and information on other positions and policies of Commerzbank can be found on our website."
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Screening and monitoring process
      5/5
      "The front office checks whether one of the sensitive areas defined by Commerzbank is involved. If that is the case, the product, transaction or business relationship in question must be Group Communications February 2020 | Page 3 presented to the Reputational Risk Management department. It conducts an intensive investigation of potential environmental and social risks that may be associated with potential or existing business partners or the business activity, drawing on information and reports from NGOs and analysts as well as media reports and company publications. This is followed by a comprehensive analysis that concludes with a differentiated assessment. Environmental and social risks are evaluated on a five-point scale (no, low, average, significant, high), potentially resulting in the product, transaction or business relationship being rejected outright. Whenever the department identifies a significant reputational risk in its assessment, the respective Member of the Divisional Board is informed. In cases of high reputational risks, the matter may be escalated to the Group Board of Managing Directors."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    19/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Commerzbank are a German retail, commercial and investment banking group, offering services to private and corporate customers. Their services include wealth management, investment banking, insurance, pensions, corporate finance and retail banking services. As of 2017, Commerzbank has more than 480 billion EUR in total assets, including over 215 billion EUR in claims on customers. Commerzbank are among the top 35 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 8 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Germany
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

Investors and lenders need to adopt and implement strong deforestation policies that ensure their investments are not funding the destruction of forests.

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