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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/14
      "Manulife believes that investments in renewable energy, energy-efficient buildings, sustainably-managed forestry and other long-duration assets provide a good economic fit for our long-dated insurance liabilities, some of which continue for over 20 years. [...] Environmentally sustainable management of natural resources and land use- Purchase and operation of sustainably-managed forest holdings certified by credible third-party forest certification systems, such as: i. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ii. Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)" [...] "Agriculture and Timber - As a steward of major timberland and farmland holdings throughout the world, Manulife Investment Management’s agriculture and timber businesses incorporate ESG factors into our investment process and property management through the five pillars of our Sustainability and Responsible Investing strategy: climate stability, ecosystem resiliency, watershed protection, people empowerment, and community prosperity. We are responding to global challenges through the production of sustainable food and fibre from sustainably managed farms and forests. Both our timber and agriculture businesses are substantial carbon sinks, contributing natural climate solutions to remove carbon from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    7/64
    • Beef & Leather
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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 protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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 protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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 protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      27/64
      • Commitment Strength
        27/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable. We manage over 3.6 million acres of North American forests certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and nearly 2.2 million acres of forests in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), of which 1.9 million cres are dual-certified under the Programme for the Endorsem"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable. We manage over 3.6 million acres of North American forests certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and nearly 2.2 million acres of forests in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), of which 1.9 million cres are dual-certified under the Programme for the Endorsem"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable. We manage over 3.6 million acres of North American forests certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and nearly 2.2 million acres of forests in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), of which 1.9 million cres are dual-certified under the Programme for the Endorsem"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable. We manage over 3.6 million acres of North American forests certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and nearly 2.2 million acres of forests in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), of which 1.9 million cres are dual-certified under the Programme for the Endorsem"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable. We manage over 3.6 million acres of North American forests certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and nearly 2.2 million acres of forests in Australia, New Zealand, and Chile certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), of which 1.9 million cres are dual-certified under the Programme for the Endorsem"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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 protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Required
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Required
            6/8
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Investment Management Company - "We have been a pioneer in forest certification, and we were the first timberland investment manager to have our holdings throughout North America certified as meeting the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. We continue to manage all eligible investments in North America to SFI; in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, all qualifying investments are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, and many are dual certified where standards endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes exist. [...] Forest certification 100% of HNRG-managed forests are third-party certified sustainable."
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    5/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      5/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Annually or more frequent
      5/5
      "The ESG Policy is managed and reviewed annually for effectiveness by the Responsible Investment Committee (RIC) of Manulife Investment Management— a group of senior representatives from across the organization."
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      0/5
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    7/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Manulife Financial Corp. are an international financial services group headquartered in Canada serving individuals, groups and institutions. They operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. Their services include financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management. As of 2017, Manulife Financial Corp.'s total assets amount to over 725 billion AUD and they manage over 1 trillion AUD of assets. Manulife Financial Corp. are an important shareholder in Forest 500 companies, ranking among the top 70 with shares worth more than 5 billion USD. They are also among the top 40 bondholders for Forest 500 companies, with nearly 1 billion USD worth of bonds across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Canada
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Insurance Company

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.

Disclaimer

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