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  • Overall approach
    12/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      12/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-free
      12/16
      Commerzbank participates in CDP's  'Commit to action' platform, a "Commit[ment] to remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020"
  • Commodity score
    24/64
    • Beef & Leather
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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
            0
            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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        6/22
        • 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
            0
            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
            '"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 deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      33/64
      • Commitment Strength
        25/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • 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
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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
            0
            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
            0
            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
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
          • 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
            "Companies connected to palm oil that are Commerzbank clients must meet several criteria: membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...]  to provide information on how they have already implemented sustainable palm oil production within their process chain and which targets they have set in this regard (e.g. through relevant certifications)."
      • Social Considerations
        7/22
        • 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
            0
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            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
            '"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 deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            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 companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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
            0
            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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        6/22
        • 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
            0
            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
            '"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 deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      30/64
      • Commitment Strength
        23/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "Commerzbank therefore takes into account [...] 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
            "Commerzbank therefore takes into account [...] 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
            "Commerzbank therefore takes into account [...] 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
            "Commerzbank therefore takes into account [...] 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; 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 therefore takes into account [...] 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
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            '"In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting of forests by companies."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Encourage
            6/8
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] protection of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs) and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites or similar protected areas (if applicable, with the involvement of local specialists or NGOs); illegal or uncontrolled clear-cutting of forests by companies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            '"Commerzbank examines the following factors when assessing proposed transactions and business relationships in the wood industry: 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
            '"Commerzbank examines the following factors when assessing proposed transactions and business relationships in the wood industry: 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
            '"Commerzbank examines the following factors when assessing proposed transactions and business relationships in the wood industry: 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
            '"Commerzbank examines the following factors when assessing proposed transactions and business relationships in the wood industry: 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; 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 examines the following factors when assessing proposed transactions and business relationships in the wood industry: 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        6/22
        • 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
            0
            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
            '"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 deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            '"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 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates...compliance with International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on working conditions."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Labour rights entire SC - Encourage
            2/4
            "In case of proposed business activities connected to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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 to agriculture or forestry, Commerzbank investigates [...] the adoption of measures aimed at combating discrimination 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
            0
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "To continue developing its reputational risk management, Commerzbank monitors issues of potential environmental and social relevance on an ongoing basis and checks how they may be embedded in the Bank’s internal processes and evaluation criteria [...] All sensitive issues, positions and directives are reviewed regularly and updated as necessary. The credit decision and reporting processes are also updated if required."
    • 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
      "Environmental and social risks are evaluated on a five-point scale, potentially resulting in the product, transaction or business relationship being rejected outright."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    17/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/22
    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.

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HQ 
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Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank

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