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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/16
      "The shrinking of the world's tropical forests has had a major impact on the global environment, including the effect on the conservation of natural ecosystems and the reduction in the absorption of CO2 which contributes to global warming. In addition, loss of tropical forests is also blamed for causing abnormal weather conditions. MC, in understanding the important role played by tropical forests, has been contributing to the regeneration of tropical forests since 1990. The company promotes initiatives to achieve rapid regeneration through afforestation methods which are accomplished by the dense planting of native as well as mixed plants. MC has made a long-term commitment to tropical forest regeneration, and strives to attain this goal through collaboration between industry, research institutions and government agencies."
  • Commodity score
    22/64
    • Beef & Leather
      13/64
      • Commitment Strength
        13/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that corporate clients will not receive financing if their operations involve the use of child labor or forced labor. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      26/64
      • Commitment Strength
        26/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We encourage clients to become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), and request them to certify relevant operations according to recognized certification organizations such as RSPO, when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above. We will request clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified."
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that corporate clients will not receive financing if their operations involve the use of child labor or forced labor. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      13/64
      • Commitment Strength
        13/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that corporate clients will not receive financing if their operations involve the use of child labor or forced labor. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      34/64
      • Commitment Strength
        34/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts. We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts. We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts. We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts. We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified. 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts. We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified. 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "The transactions listed below are considered as having significant environmentaland social risks or impacts. In cases where each Core Subsidiary is aware of theenvironmental and social risks or impacts, financing is not provided: llegal transactions and transactions for illegal purposes."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that financing is prohibited to clients involved in the following transactions: "Transactions that negatively impact wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention; Transactions that negatively impact UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites; Transactions violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora." Financing is restricted to transactions which "Impact High Conservation Value areas."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "When we consider implementing financing for logging businesses, including the development and management of forest plantations, we assess the status of such client’s consideration for environmental and social impacts.We request our clients to certify the relevant operations according to internationally recognized certification organizations such as Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (“PEFC”), when providing finance to the subject business activities mentioned above, in countries other than High Income OECD countries. We will request our clients to submit action plans to achieve certification when relevant operations are not certified". 
      • 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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
            Mitsubishi UFJ Financial state that corporate clients will not receive financing if their operations involve the use of child labor or forced labor. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "We will periodically review the content of the MUFG Environmental and Social PolicyFramework in accordance with changes in business activities and the business environment, and will work to improve and refine them."
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Screening and monitoring process
      5/5
      "A due diligence process to identify and assess the environmental and social risks or impacts associated with transactions has been introduced[...]Standard Due Diligence[...]Standard due diligence is implemented by the department in the relevant business division of each Core Subsidiary responsible for communications with the client. The decision regarding categorization of the transaction as a “Prohibited Transaction” or “Restricted Transaction” is made based on available public information and information provided by the client[...]Enhanced Due Diligence[...]Transactions categorized as “Restricted Transactions” are subject to enhanced due diligence in addition to standard due diligence, if necessary. This is implemented by the department responsible for management of environmental and social risks in each Core Subsidiary. Decisions on financing are made following assessment of the findings of the enhanced due diligence". 
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    22/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group are a financial services group headquartered in Japan serving individuals and companies. Their services include banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, and leasing. As of 2017, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s total assets amount to over 300 trillion Yen with over 100 trillion Yen in loans. They are among the top 10 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 51 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group are also an important shareholder in Forest 500 companies, ranking among the top 30 with shares worth more than 13 billion USD.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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