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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/14
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    17/64
    • Beef & Leather
      5/64
      • Commitment Strength
        5/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • 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
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      29/64
      • 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
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • 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
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • 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
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): Other

            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            If Other, specify here: Not clarified
            "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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "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 have a grievance mechanism
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • 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
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        3/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      5/64
      • Commitment Strength
        5/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • 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
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      29/64
      • 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
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • 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
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
          • 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
            "In the event that we identify any unlawful act during the term of a transaction, we urge the client to take immediate remedial measures. In the event that the client has not taken appropriate measures to address social issues, we undertake engagement with the client to promote remedial measures and, if the client’s remedial measures are unsatisfactory, we suspend new financing and investment."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "In recognition of the serious risks to and adverse impacts on the environment and society, we refuse to engage in transactions related to the following types of projects:  Projects with an adverse impact on wetlands designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.  Projects with an adverse impact on UNESCO World Heritage sites, excluding projects that have received prior consent from the relevant national government and UNESCO.  Projects violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention), excluding cases permitted under any country’s reservation(s) to the convention."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            If Other, specify here: Not clarified

            Certification scheme (if applicable): Other

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "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 have a grievance mechanism
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
          • 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
            "Clients are expected to meet requirements in response to Project classification of A, B or C, decided based on the degree of impact on environment. [...] Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented. [...] Establish a grievance mechanism"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        3/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Further, we urge our clients in these sectors to formulate sustainable environmental policy, such as No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE), and to respect Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to local communities."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    5/20
    • 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 Management Committee and/or Business Policy Committee will regularly review whether our measures related to the risks, sectors, and other factors covered under this policy are appropriate and sufficient, with consideration to changes in the external environment and the results of implementation. Following these reviews, our governing bodies may revise or otherwise make changes to our measures to enhance their implementation."
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      0/5
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      3/5
      Reporting
      Yes - Less than Annually or ad hoc
      3/5
      Numbers: 25% outside Japan,
      "Sustainable finance & Environmental finance results FY2019 results total: ¥2.4trillion (of which, ¥1.1 trillion in environmental finance)" The definition of environmental finance "Finance for clients where the intended use of funds is environmental and/or social projects Financing to support and facilitate clients’ response to ESG/SDG-related areas, including financing requiring clients to meet certain related conditions, and providing consulting and assessment of clients’ response to ESG/SDG-related areas"
  • Commitment strength
    15/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. are a financial services group headquartered in Japan serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services include banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit cards, private banking, research and venture capital. As of 2017, Mizuho Financial Group Inc.'s total assets amount to over 200 trillion Yen with over 78 trillion Yen in loans. They are among the top 10 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 40 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors. They are also an important shareholder in Forest 500 companies, ranking among the top 60 with shares worth nearly 7 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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