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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/14
      "We support our customers in the agriculture, fisheries, and forestry industries, and encourage them to keep abreast of advances in industry sustainability standards, certifications and schemes, improving awareness around sustainable practices in the production and processing of soft commodities [...] encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    31/64
    • Beef & Leather
      30/64
      • Commitment Strength
        26/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking 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
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • 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
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): Other

            If Other, specify here: industry standard

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • 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
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • 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
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          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 address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          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
      32/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking 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
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • 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
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • 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
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • 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
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: – subjecting business lending decisions and investment processes to human rights standards aligned to the UN Global Compact Principles and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: – subjecting business lending decisions and investment processes to human rights standards aligned to the UN Global Compact Principles and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: – subjecting business lending decisions and investment processes to human rights standards aligned to the UN Global Compact Principles and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: – subjecting business lending decisions and investment processes to human rights standards aligned to the UN Global Compact Principles and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: – subjecting business lending decisions and investment processes to human rights standards aligned to the UN Global Compact Principles and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". 
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          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
      32/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking 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
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • 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
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • 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
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • 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
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          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 address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          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
      30/64
      • Commitment Strength
        26/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking 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
            "If any clients are identified as operating outside the law, or do not meet our requirements, we will engage with those clients and, if appropriate, may exit the banking relationship."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
          • 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
            "We ensure that our business lending does not result in the irrevocable damage of World Heritage sites, or other high value conservation areas defined by internationally recognised agencies."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
          • 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
            "encourage customers who are growers, producers, and/or processors of beef, cacao, coffee, cotton, Palm Oil, rubber, soybean and timber to gain industry relevant sustainability certification, or equivalent standards, to demonstrate chain of custody"
        • 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
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
          • 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
            "We respect human rights in our business relationships by: [...] supporting free, prior and informed consent for applicable project finance, as outlined by the Equator Principles, for Indigenous Communities impacted by project decisions or actions that could affect their land, territory, and natural resources"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          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 address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          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 - Less than annual
      3/5
      "Our inaugural Environment and Social Framework recognises the interconnectedness of commercial, environmental, and social matters against the backdrop of changing community expectations. We will routinely review our Framework to ensure it continues to deliver value to all our stakeholders. "
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Timebound non-compliance statement
      5/5
      "we will work with our customers and suppliers to inform them about changes to our minimum standards and if necessary agree on a specific, time-bound action plan to address any issues or risks. If a customer or supplier is unable or unwilling to meet our minimum standards, we may choose to end the relationship subject to contractual obligations. We are committed to supporting our customers and suppliers in their endeavours to raise their performance in relation to environmental and social matters and associated risk management."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    27/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Commonwealth Bank of Australia are a financial services provider headquartered in Australia that serves private, corporate and institutional clients. They offer a range of products and services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, pension programmes, insurance, and investment and share-broking products and services. As of 2017, Commonwealth Bank of Australia's total assets amount to over 970 billion AUD with over 730 billion AUD in loans. They are among the top 100 shareholders for Forest 500 Companies, with over 3 billion USD worth of shares.

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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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