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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/16
      "Credit Suisse seeks to promote good forestry and agribusiness practices and to discourage net forest conversion and the resulting increase in greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss"
  • Commodity score
    32/64
    • Beef & Leather
      29/64
      • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • 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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."Guidelines" 
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies against which there is credible evidence of involvement in grave human rights abuses such as, e.g., forced labor, employment of children, or the use of violence against local communities and indigenous groups."
          • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
      37/64
      • 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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; 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
            "For oil palm companies, Credit suisse requires its clients either at level of the parent company or at each of the relevant subsidiaries to a) be a member of the RSPO or formally commit to become a member, 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
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies against which there is credible evidence of involvement in grave human rights abuses such as, e.g., forced labor, employment of children, or the use of violence against local communities and indigenous groups."
          • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
      29/64
      • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • 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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies against which there is credible evidence of involvement in grave human rights abuses such as, e.g., forced labor, employment of children, or the use of violence against local communities and indigenous groups."
          • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
      33/64
      • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines" 
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines" 
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines" 
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines" 
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines" 
        • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 companies against which there is credible evidence of material violations of applicable laws and regulations."
          • 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 - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests" and "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise on operations undertaken by forestry or agribusiness companies in the following areas: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (unless the activities pre-date the UNESCO designation); Wetlands on the Ramsar list (the Register of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands), unless it can be demonstrated that these operations are conducted in conformity with international best practices such as the World Bank/IFC Environmental & Social Performance Standards and the applicable Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests, or where there is credible evidence that the land was cleared of such forests after 2005, unless such operations are certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard or equivalent certification standard in the case of forestry"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests, or where there is credible evidence that the land was cleared of such forests after 2005, unless such operations are certified according to the ForestStewardship Council (FSC) standard or equivalent certification standard in the case of forestry"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests, or where there is credible evidence that the land was cleared of such forests after 2005, unless such operations are certified according to the ForestStewardship Council (FSC) standard or equivalent certification standard in the case of forestry"
          • 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 or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests, or where there is credible evidence that the land was cleared of such forests after 2005, unless such operations are certified according to the ForestStewardship Council (FSC) standard or equivalent certification standard in the case of forestry"
          • 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
            "As a general rule, Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies with operations in HCVFs, or any primary tropical moist forests, or where there is credible evidence that the land was cleared of such forests after 2005, unless such operations are certified according to the ForestStewardship Council (FSC) standard or equivalent certification standard in the case of forestry"
        • 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
            No
            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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
          • 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
            "Any exceptions to the aforementioned policies and guidelines may only be granted on a case-by-case basis pursuant to our Reputational Risk Review Process."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Credit Suisse will not finance or advise forestry or agribusiness companies against which there is credible evidence of involvement in grave human rights abuses such as, e.g., forced labor, employment of children, or the use of violence against local communities and indigenous groups."
          • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
    10/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "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
      3/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - General non-compliance statement
      3/5
      "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 Affairs 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
      Internal
      In 2018, Credit Suisse assessed 942 transactions "on the basis of potential environmental and social risk", with 74% being approved, 8% approved with conditions, 8% rejected or not pursued, and with 10% of transactions still pending. They also reported this data in 2017.
  • Commitment strength
    29/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/22
    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.

All assessments use policies published on financial institution websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

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