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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/16
      The ING Group encourages their clients active in the agri commodities sector to set the best industry standards to avoid the risks associated with deforestation and recognises that these standards may be achieved by certain programmes or certification schemes. 
  • Commodity score
    40/64
    • Beef & Leather
      37/64
      • Commitment Strength
        32/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • 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
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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 clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • 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
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
      • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR
            "Environmental and Social Risks are an important factor when deciding whether to engage with clients and potential clients, as well as when deciding what to finance[...]We’re guided by the standards established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the eight Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions (‘ILO Conventions’); the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      41/64
      • Commitment Strength
        35/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or the burning down of tropical forests" as a "restricted activity" for existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or the burning down of tropical forests" as a "restricted activity" for existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or the burning down of tropical forests" as a "restricted activity" for existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or the burning down of tropical forests" as a "restricted activity" for existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners. 
          • 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
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or the burning down of tropical forests" as a "restricted activity" for existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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 clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • 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
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            The ING Group encourages all of its existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RSPO 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
            The ING Group encourages all of its existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RSPO certification. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all of its existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RSPO certification. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all of its existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RSPO certification. 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all existing clients as of September 2018 active as palm oil producers or traders and refiners to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RSPO certification. 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
        • 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
            The ING Group requires its clients to "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group requires its clients to "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group requires its clients to "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group requires its clients to "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan".
          • 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
            The ING Group requires its clients to "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan".
      • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Child Labour
            "Environmental and Social Risks are an important factor when deciding whether to engage with clients and potential clients, as well as when deciding what to finance[...]We’re guided by the standards established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the eight Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions (‘ILO Conventions’); the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      41/64
      • Commitment Strength
        35/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • 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
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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 clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • 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
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RTRS 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
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RTRS certification. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RTRS certification. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RTRS certification. 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the RTRS certification. 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
      • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR
            "Environmental and Social Risks are an important factor when deciding whether to engage with clients and potential clients, as well as when deciding what to finance[...]We’re guided by the standards established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the eight Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions (‘ILO Conventions’); the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      40/64
      • Commitment Strength
        35/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
          • 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
            The ING Group lists "deforestation and/or burning down of tropical forests as a "restricted activity" for all clients. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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 clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
          • 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
            "Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
          • 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
            The ING Group states that the "removal of primary or High Conservation (HCV) forests[and] operations located in or significantly impacting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wetlands registered by the Ramsar Convention and critical natural habitats registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I and II" are restricted activities. 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the FSC and PEFC 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
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the FSC and PEFC certification. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the FSC and PEFC certification. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the FSC and PEFC certification. 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            The ING Group encourages all clients to seek continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety management and to follow the best practices which may involve the FSC and PEFC certification. 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
          • 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 acknowledge the importance of access to processes for potential remedies and encourage clients to establish effective grievance mechanisms".
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; FI allows specific time from onboarding to become compliant
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Traders
            0.1/0.4
            "Traders are expected to have a sustainability/ESR sourcing policy in place. If not, the trader is expected to put such a policy in place within a reasonable timeframe. Compliance and progress on this standard is to be monitored on a regular basis."
      • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
          • 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
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities to comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR
            "Environmental and Social Risks are an important factor when deciding whether to engage with clients and potential clients, as well as when deciding what to finance[...]We’re guided by the standards established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the eight Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions (‘ILO Conventions’); the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      The IMG Group state that they will "Regularly update the ESR List of Fully Restricted Companies, for final approval by the GCTP [and]conduct a comprehensive review of the full ESR Framework every 3 years, for final approval by the GCTP".
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Screening and monitoring process
      5/5
      The IMG Group conducts a ESR screening and monitoring process consisting of "Basic ESR screening [...and a] ESR Transaction Assessment process."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    34/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/22
    Avg. score

Profile

ING are a global banking group based in the Netherlands serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services include corporate finance, insurance, investments, capital markets and retail banking services. As of 2017, ING’s total assets amount to more than 860 billion EUR, with more than 560 billion EUR in loans and advances. ING are among the top 25 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 18 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
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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