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  • Overall approach
    1/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/2
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Commitment to develop science based targets in 2021 and 2022, including our commitment to achieve net zero emissions from our operations, supply chain and financing activities no later than 2050 with intermediate emissions goals for 2030"
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      Yes, either an anti-corruption policy or a policy on prohibiting abusive tax arrangements
      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. [...] In 2017, Credit Suisse publicly announced its commitment to a zero-tolerance approach towards tax evasion by clients. To address the regulatory and reputational risks associated with undeclared assets held by private clients, our global client tax compliance policy mandates that we do not accept or manage client assets if we know or become aware of information that would support a suspicion of tax non-compliance."
  • Commodity score
    35/90
    • Beef & Leather
      32/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
             "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."; "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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."; "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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."; "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."; "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
             "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."; "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"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          4.4/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            "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 operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 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." "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 extraction of resources from forests (including primary processing, e.g., saw, pulp, and paper mill operations) or the management of forests, operate plantations (e.g., oil palm, rubber, eucalyptus, teak) or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) that may adversely affect natural forests, or involve the refining of palm oil and/or palm kernel oil, and/or the crushing of palm kernels."
        • Companies must monitor operations
          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 conduct risk assessments
          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 specify a cut-off date
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Is it set by the financial institution?: No
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
          • 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."
      • Social Considerations
        6/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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)."
        • 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
        • 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
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          "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."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "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."
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          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."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          "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%".
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Palm oil
      40/90
      • Commitment Strength
        21/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "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"; (Landscape protection) "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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"; (Landscape protection) "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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"; (Landscape protection) "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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"; (Landscape protection) "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
            "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"; (Landscape protection) "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"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          4.4/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            "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 operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 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." "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 extraction of resources from forests (including primary processing, e.g., saw, pulp, and paper mill operations) or the management of forests, operate plantations (e.g., oil palm, rubber, eucalyptus, teak) or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) that may adversely affect natural forests, or involve the refining of palm oil and/or palm kernel oil, and/or the crushing of palm kernels."
        • Companies must monitor operations
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
             "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 [...] 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 conduct risk assessments
          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 specify a cut-off date
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Is it set by the financial institution?: No
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
          • 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."
      • Social Considerations
        6/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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)"
        • 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
        • 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
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "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 disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "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."
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          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."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          "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%".
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Soy
      35/90
      • Commitment Strength
        19/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "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)" "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)" "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)" "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS)" "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 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)" "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"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          4.4/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            Commitment details
            Companies entire supply chain - Required
            3/3
            "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 operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 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." "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 extraction of resources from forests (including primary processing, e.g., saw, pulp, and paper mill operations) or the management of forests, operate plantations (e.g., oil palm, rubber, eucalyptus, teak) or relevant farming activities (e.g., corn, soy, sugar cane, cattle ranching) that may adversely affect natural forests, or involve the refining of palm oil and/or palm kernel oil, and/or the crushing of palm kernels."
        • Companies must monitor operations
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS

            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 [...] the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bonsucro."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 [...] 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
            "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 conduct risk assessments
          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 specify a cut-off date
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Is it set by the financial institution?: No
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
          • 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."
      • Social Considerations
        6/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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)."
        • 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
        • 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
          • 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
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          "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 disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "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."
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          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."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          Reporting on implementation of the policy
          Reports number/proportion/outcome of portfolio companies which have been engaged with on deforestation-risk or compliance with the policy/time-bound plans
          2/6
          "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%".
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      34/90
      • Commitment Strength
        17/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "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. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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. 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 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. 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"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.9/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "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 operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 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."  
        • Companies must monitor operations
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 conduct risk assessments
          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 specify a cut-off date
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Is it set by the financial institution?: No
            "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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
          • 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."
      • Social Considerations
        6/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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)."
        • 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
        • 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
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No