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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/14
      "Forests are critical for the environment and biodiversity and provide livelihoods for many. Deforestation and degradation of forests remains a significant challenge in many regions, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    28/64
    • Beef & Leather
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        13/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • 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 be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We will not finance any projects or initiate loans where the specified use of proceeds would significantly convert or degrade a critical natural habitat"; "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage site."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • 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
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      38/64
      • Commitment Strength
        33/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • 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
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification." "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification." "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification." "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification." "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • 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
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification." "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable 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
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • 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
            "We also require clients to obtain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or a comparable certification. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • 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
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        13/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • 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 be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We will not finance any projects or initiate loans where the specified use of proceeds would significantly convert or degrade a critical natural habitat"; "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage site."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
          • 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
            "We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      38/64
      • Commitment Strength
        33/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • 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
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            “We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located.”
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located.”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located.”
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            “We will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located.”
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. "
          • 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
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. "
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
          • 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
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
          • 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
            "We require clients to obtain or be working towards Forest Stewardship Council or a comparable certification when we finance forestry projects that impact high conservation value forests in order to ensure that crucial forest ecosystems are preserved appropriately. For operations that are not already certified, we will introduce or refer our clients to credible experts who can help establish a rigorous, time-bound, step-wise commitment to achieve certification within three years."
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            “Our Environmental Policy Framework discusses our approach toward transactions which may have the potential to directly impact indigenous peoples, where we expect our clients to demonstrate alignment with the objectives and requirements of IFC Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, including free, prior and informed consent (see below for more detail).”
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      “As part of this undertaking, we frequently engage with non-governmental organizations and periodically review and update our guidelines for emerging issues and evolving environmental and social concerns.”
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      0/5
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    23/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Goldman Sachs are a global investment bank and financial services firm headquartered in the US serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services include corporate finance, underwriting, investments, securities and wealth management. As of 2017, Goldman Sachs' total assets amount to more than 900 billion USD, including more than 50 billion USD in loans. Goldman Sachs are among the top 10 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 45 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors. They are also among the top 30 shareholders for Forest 500 companies, with more than 12 billion USD worth of shares.

HQ
HQ 
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Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

Investors and lenders need to adopt and implement strong deforestation policies that ensure their investments are not funding the destruction of forests.

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