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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation-free commitment
      4/6
      "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To refrain from deforestation of primary or High Conservation Value (HCV) forests and High Carbon Stock (HCS);"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/2
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      2/2
      Yes, both an anti-corruption policy and a policy on prohibiting abusive tax arrangements
      2/2
      "We have a zero tolerance approach when it comes to bribery and corruption. We do not, and will not, pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose. Nor do we, or will we, accept bribes or improper inducements or anything that could be perceived as such. We expect the same from our customers, business partners and third parties we retain or that perform services or deliver business on our behalf. Bribery and corruption is not accepted in any form."; "We take illegal tax evasion, as well as legal tax evasion, into consideration when assessing the degree of sustainability of a company. Transparency about the tax evasion is a part of this assessment. We consider among other things the degree of tax evasion, transparency about this, the compliance with relevant laws and regulation, developments in society and public opinion [...] The score of this so-called non-financial indicator of companies could as a consequence of this assessment decrease to below the average, which means that a company will be excluded from our sustainable environment. … We prefer to invest in companies that take their responsibility, pay their fair share of taxes and consider the interests of different stakeholders."
  • Commodity score
    22/90
    • Beef & Leather
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • 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
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
        • Companies must monitor operations
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        12/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Palm oil
      42/90
      • Commitment Strength
        16/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • 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
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • 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
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
        • Companies must monitor operations
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO

            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
          • 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
            " ING has no intention to expand its palm oil client base.For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:Plantations/crushing mills are:a) An RSPO member or in the process of becoming a member.b) Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan.We require our existing clients to:1) Reach this within an (acceptable) time span of 3 - 5 years;2) Provide regular reports demonstrating their progress against the time-bound plan; 3) Commit to having a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)27 policy applicable to their own operations and their entire supply chains"
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        12/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            "We make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients: [...] Plantations/crushing mills [must] [...] Have a stakeholder engagement plan which addresses concerns/grievances of key stakeholders in an acceptable way (key stakeholders include at minimum local communities, workers and indigenous people). This is also embedded in the NDPE under No Exploitation."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients: [...] Plantations/crushing mills [must] [...] Have a stakeholder engagement plan which addresses concerns/grievances of key stakeholders in an acceptable way (key stakeholders include at minimum local communities, workers and indigenous people). This is also embedded in the NDPE under No Exploitation."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients: [...] Plantations/crushing mills [must] [...] Have a stakeholder engagement plan which addresses concerns/grievances of key stakeholders in an acceptable way (key stakeholders include at minimum local communities, workers and indigenous people). This is also embedded in the NDPE under No Exploitation."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients: [...] Plantations/crushing mills [must] [...] Have a stakeholder engagement plan which addresses concerns/grievances of key stakeholders in an acceptable way (key stakeholders include at minimum local communities, workers and indigenous people). This is also embedded in the NDPE under No Exploitation."
          • 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 make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients: [...] Plantations/crushing mills [must] [...] Have a stakeholder engagement plan which addresses concerns/grievances of key stakeholders in an acceptable way (key stakeholders include at minimum local communities, workers and indigenous people). This is also embedded in the NDPE under No Exploitation."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            Commitment details
            Required
            0/0
            "For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:...Resolve all complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process, as covered under NDPE"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0/0.4
            "For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:...Resolve all complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process, as covered under NDPE"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0/0.4
            "For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:...Resolve all complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process, as covered under NDPE"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0/0.4
            "For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:...Resolve all complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process, as covered under NDPE"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0/0.4
            "For existing clients, ING performs strict assessment criteria that are closely monitored. The closer a client is to the source the more stringent our assessment becomes. Therefore, we make a distinction between production companies and traders in the standards we expect of our existing clients:...Resolve all complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process, as covered under NDPE"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "Have a commitment to having their operations RSPO 100% certified set out in a time-bound plan."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "The ESR Team must verify compliance with the applicable policy to the satisfaction of Approval Authorities. The ESR Team’s main responsibilities are to:...Conduct a comprehensive review of the full ESR Framework every 3 years, for final approval by the GCTP;"
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "For business engagements that result in an ESR Medium Risk or ESR High Risk outcome, a client and transaction based ESR evaluation needs to be undertaken by FO and embedded in the comprehensive credit risk assessment submitted to the relevant Approval Authority. ESR evaluation principles are described in section 2.2.4 below and expanded on in the Equator Principles and the relevant ESR sector policy."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "When evaluating business engagements that are in-scope of the Full ESR screening, we take a risk based approach. We conduct more in-depth evaluation for engagements with a potentially bigger social and environmental impact. If, for example, a business engagement concerns project financing in a high-risk country to a client with track-record issues, the evaluation will be more in-depth, focused on the specific asset and its impacts, and the advice is more likely to contain conditions...the Front Office is principally responsible for engaging with the client to promote minimum standards to achieve compliance with this policy."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Soy
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • 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
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
        • Companies must monitor operations
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        12/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
          • 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
            "ING’s standards Our clients are required by law to be compliant with local environmental and social legislation, regulation and permit requirements. ING acknowledges different jurisdictions to have various levels of advancements. Therefore, local distinctions are respected and companies are given time to implement new policies and standards where necessary to align with our standards." 
        • Companies must monitor operations
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        12/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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 InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities...To comply with IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines (incl. Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) requirements) when financing projects in scope of EP."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            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."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening""We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
          • 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 expect our clients in forestry and agri-commodities:...To make efforts to comply with international conventions such as ILO and UNGP on human rights, commensurate with the size and impacts of their operations" "We aim to respect human rights and we expect our clients to do the same, as demonstrated through proper management of, inter alia, labour rights in their own operations (including strict avoidance of any forced labour practice and child labour16), the security and livelihood of local communities and supply chain impacts through supplier screening"
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
  • Commitment strength
    6/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/28
    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 lenders to Forest 500 companies, across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
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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