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  • Overall approach
    0/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/2
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    11/90
    • Beef & Leather
      10/90
      • Commitment Strength
        2/31
        • 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
          2.5/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
             "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
        • 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
        8/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • 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
      10/90
      • Commitment Strength
        2/31
        • 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
          2.5/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
        • 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
        8/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.3/0.4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • 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
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
          "The Guidelines will be reviewed as necessary in future, taking into account future progress made in these areas [...] After five (5) years have passed since the enforcement of the Guidelines, JBIC verifies how the Guidelines was implemented for those five years, and based on its findings, conducts a comprehensive review of the Guidelines. JBIC may revise the Guidelines as needed. When making revisions, JBIC will seek the opinions of, among others, the Japanese government, the governments of developing countries, Japanese companies, experts, and NGOs, while maintaining transparency in the process. Notwithstanding the foregoing, revisions of the Guidelines could be made when JBIC deems it necessary to keep them in line with the Common Approaches, provided that JBIC shall secure the transparency of the process"
        • 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
    • Soy
      10/90
      • 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
          2.5/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Retailers
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Retailers
            0.2/0.4
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
        • 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
        8/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
             "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
             "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • 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
      12/90
      • Commitment Strength
        4/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          2/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            "Illegal logging of forests must be avoided. For the projects involving commercial harvest, the project proponents are encouraged to obtain certifications by forest certification systems as a way to ensure prevention of illegal logging."
          • 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
          2.5/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "Compliance with Laws, Standards and Plans  Projects must comply with laws and regulations, and standards relating to environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site (including both national and local governments). They must also conform to policies and plans relating to 20 environmental and social considerations established by the governments governing the project site; and  Projects must, in principle, be undertaken outside protected areas that are specifically designated by laws or regulations of the government for the conservation of nature or cultural heritage (excluding projects whose primary objectives are to promote the protection or restoration of such designated areas). Projects shall not impose significant adverse impact on designated conservation areas."
        • 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
        8/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "When a project may have adverse impact on indigenous peoples’ various rights in relation to land and resources, such rights must be respected in accordance with the spirit of the relevant international declarations and treaties, and free, prior, and informed consents must be obtained"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "Appropriate participation by the people affected and their communities must be promoted in planning, implementation, and monitoring of involuntary resettlement action plans and measures against the loss of their means of livelihood. In addition, appropriate and accessible grievance mechanisms must be established for the people affected and their communities"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • 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
    3/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/28
    Avg. score

Profile

JBIC - the Japan Bank for International Cooperation is a Japanese financial institution which formed from the merger of the Japan Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund.

HQ
HQ 
Japan
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank, International Development Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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

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