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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/16
  • Commodity score
    20/64
    • Beef & Leather
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • 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
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • 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
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
        • 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
        6/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
            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
      25/64
      • Commitment Strength
        20/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project has received certification for the production of sustainable palm oil or whether they have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • 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 take into consideration whether the client/project has received certification for the production of sustainable palm oil or whether they have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project has received certification for the production of sustainable palm oil or whether they have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project has received certification for the production of sustainable palm oil or whether they have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • 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 take into consideration whether the client/project has received certification for the production of sustainable palm oil or whether they have been certified for responsible forest management."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • 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
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
        • 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
        6/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
            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
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • 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
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • 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
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
        • 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
        6/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
            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
      25/64
      • Commitment Strength
        20/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project...have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • 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 take into consideration whether the client/project...have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project...have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We take into consideration whether the client/project...have been certified for responsible forest management."
          • 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 take into consideration whether the client/project...have been certified for responsible forest management."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Encourage
            3/4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
          • 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 refuse to engage in transactions of the following nature: Extending credit to organizations, individuals, or other entities whose business operations violate laws or regulations, or who engage in illegal activity or activity which seeks to circumvent the law."
        • 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
            No
            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
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
          • 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
            "For all Category A and, as appropriate, Category B Projects, [projects with significant or potential environmental risk] the EPFI will require the client, as part of the ESMS, to establish a grievance mechanism designed to receive and facilitate resolution of concerns and grievances about the Project’s environmental and social performance."
        • 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
        6/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            Mizuho Financial conduct their responsible investments and financing according to the Equator Principles, which require "Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people [to] require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • 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
            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
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "Relevant governing bodies within Mizuho such as our Executive ManagementCommittee and/or Business Policy Committee will regularly review whether ourmeasures related to the sectors and business operations under our Policies onSpecific Industrial Sectors are appropriate and sufficient, as well as the ways inwhich the policies are being applied to business transactions. Following thesereviews, the policies may be revised or other changes may be made to enhancetheir implementation."
    • 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
    15/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/22
    Avg. score

Profile

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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