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  • Overall approach
    9/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/14
      " As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      Anti-corruption
      Anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      "We have established global policies and procedures in an effort to achieve more robust and consistent standards of compliance, including in relation to politically exposed persons (PEP), the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, as well as the adherence to applicable economic and trade sanctions laws. In an effort to avoid direct and indirect involvement in such practices, we are committed to only doing business with clients and third parties who meet and adhere to our standards."
  • Commodity score
    36/64
    • Beef & Leather
      32/64
      • 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: Reduce deforestation
            "For the purposes of this policy, Forestry and Agribusiness Companies are companies, counterparties, assets, projects or clients, or prospects or beneficial owners that are involved in [...] the management of forests [...] or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) [...] Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the purposes of this policy, Forestry and Agribusiness Companies are companies, counterparties, assets, projects or clients, or prospects or beneficial owners that are involved in [...] the management of forests [...] or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) [...] Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the purposes of this policy, Forestry and Agribusiness Companies are companies, counterparties, assets, projects or clients, or prospects or beneficial owners that are involved in [...] the management of forests [...] or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) [...] Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the purposes of this policy, Forestry and Agribusiness Companies are companies, counterparties, assets, projects or clients, or prospects or beneficial owners that are involved in [...] the management of forests [...] or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) [...] Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • 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
            "For the purposes of this policy, Forestry and Agribusiness Companies are companies, counterparties, assets, projects or clients, or prospects or beneficial owners that are involved in [...] the management of forests [...] or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) [...] Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Legacy or selective activities in High Conservation Value areas: As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Legacy or selective activities in High Conservation Value areas: As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Legacy or selective activities in High Conservation Value areas: As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Legacy or selective activities in High Conservation Value areas: As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
          • 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
            "Legacy or selective activities in High Conservation Value areas: As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented."
      • Social Considerations
        7/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • 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
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
    • Palm oil
      40/64
      • Commitment Strength
        33/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Oil palm: For oil palm growers and upstream processors, Credit Suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to: (a) either be or undertake to become a member of the RSPO, and (b) have all operations certified according to the RSPO principles and criteria, or to commit to a time-bound plan to achieve full certification"
      • Social Considerations
        7/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Indigenous peoples: When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Indigenous peoples: When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Indigenous peoples: When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Indigenous peoples: When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
          • 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
            "Indigenous peoples: When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
        • 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
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • 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
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
    • Soy
      36/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
        • 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
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
          • 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
        • 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
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies with activities in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) unless such activities are highly localized (e.g., selective logging) or where land conversion occurred prior to the cut-off date of the applicable certification standard with commensurate habitat compensation efforts subsequently implemented. [...] Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
      • Social Considerations
        7/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • 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
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      36/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise Forestry and Agribusiness Companies that are knowingly involved in, or knowingly purchase resources from, illegal logging operations or where there are credible doubts as to the legality of such logging operations."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs. Examples of HCV areas include fragile or threatened habitats, including all Primary Forest; areas with concentrations of threatened or endangered species, and/or sites of special cultural or religious significance. This includes a prohibition on harvesting or trading tree species protected under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). HCVs with international designation include, for example, sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List or the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance"
        • 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
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
        • 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
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
          • 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
            "Credit Suisse strongly encourages and in some cases requires Forestry and Agribusiness Companies to adhere to the principles and criteria of an appropriate international sustainable certification scheme and to disclose progress against the scheme’s criteria. Credible certification schemes include inter alia the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)". "Credit Suisse will not finance or provide advice on activities undertaken by Forestry and Agribusiness Companies in areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) that are subject to statutory local, national or international ‘Protected Area’ designation, or areas that are undesignated but recognized by the international scientific community as having HCVs."
      • Social Considerations
        7/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "When there is credible evidence that the proceeds of a project-related transaction are used for activities which may negatively impact an area used or traditionally claimed by an indigenous community, Credit Suisse expects its clients, with respect to this transaction, through active engagement with the respective authorities, regulatory bodies and affected communities, to demonstrate alignment with specific key objectives and requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 7 – Indigenous Peoples, which incorporate the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
          • 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
            "Impact investing activities at Credit Suisse include investments in small and medium-sized businesses with a social or environmental mission and the development of financial products, such as those designed to support smallholder farmers and high-potential students in developing countries."
  • Reporting & Implementation
    13/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "The policies and guidelines are issued by Sustainability Risk and are developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including sector teams within our business divisions, and are subsequently approved by the Position & Client Risk (PCR) cycle of the Capital Allocation & Risk Management Committee (CARMC). The sector policies and guidelines are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the latest developments and challenges."
    • 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
      "A prudent approach to risk-taking is essential to our activities as a bank. If there are grounds to believe that a potential transaction or client relationship could pose an unacceptable risk or is not compatible with our existing agreements or internal guidelines, Credit Suisse conducts a bank-wide, standardized Reputational Risk Review Process. Environmental and human rights-related risks are some of the risks considered in this process. If a transaction poses a significant potential risk of this nature, the internal specialist unit Sustainability Risk evaluates whether the potential client’s activities are consistent with the relevant industry standards and whether the transaction is compatible with Credit Suisse’s policies and guidelines for sensitive sectors."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      5/5
      Reporting
      Yes - Annually
      5/5
      Type of Reporting: Numerical
      "799 transactions or client relationships were assessed for potential environmental and social risks." "73% approved, 8% approved with conditions, 10% rejected or not pursued, 9%".
  • Commitment strength
    29/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Credit Suisse are a global private bank based in Switzerland serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services include corporate finance, capital markets, wealth management, investment banking, and consumer finance services. As of 2017, the group's total assets amount to more than 780 billion CHF, with more than 1.3 trillion CHF of assets under management and net loans worth more than 270 billion CHF. Credit Suisse are among the top 20 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 23 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors. They are also among the top 30 shareholders for Forest 500 companies, with more than 13 billion USD worth of shares.

HQ
HQ 
Switzerland
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, 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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