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  • Overall approach
    0/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/2
      No
      0/2
      "Climate change, the loss of biodiversity, industrial agriculture, deforestation - these forces harm all of us." - https://www.nomuraconnects.com/focused-thinking-posts/the-covid-19-crisis-will-accelerate-the-adoption-of-esg-policies/
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM), the core company within the Investment Management Division of Nomura Group, today announced that it has set a 2050 net zero goal and 2030 interim target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its investment portfolio."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    17/90
    • Beef & Leather
      0/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/4.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • 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 monitor operations
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/27
        • 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
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Palm oil
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/4.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • 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 monitor operations
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/27
        • 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
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "For all other relevant transactions in the agricultural and forestry sectors, we will conduct screening for ESG risks, and, wherever significant ESG risks are identified, undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments where necessary. Transactions presenting significant ESG risks will require escalation to our senior management committees."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies with a time-bound threat of divestment
          5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies with a time-bound threat of divestment
          5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Soy
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/4.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • 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 monitor operations
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/27
        • 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
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "For all other relevant transactions in the agricultural and forestry sectors, we will conduct screening for ESG risks, and, wherever significant ESG risks are identified, undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments where necessary. Transactions presenting significant ESG risks will require escalation to our senior management committees."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies with a time-bound threat of divestment
          5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies with a time-bound threat of divestment
          5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      21/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging...We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/4.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/3
          • 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 monitor operations
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encouraged
            2/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
          • 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 will not provide financing to the following: • Activities undertaken on peatlands regardless of the depth of development • Activities that require conversion of High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), high carbon stock (HCS) forests; primary tropical forests, or Ramsar wetlands • Activities that require/assume land clearance by burning or use of uncontrolled fire • Activities involving any illegal or destructive logging. [...] We place important value on soy and palm oil production certification (RTRS or comparable certification and RSPO or comparable certification respectively) and forestry certification (FSC or comparable) by using them as tools in our ESG screening and due diligence."
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/27
        • 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
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "For all other relevant transactions in the agricultural and forestry sectors, we will conduct screening for ESG risks, and, wherever significant ESG risks are identified, undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments where necessary. Transactions presenting significant ESG risks will require escalation to our senior management committees."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions for ESG risks. Wherever significant ESG risks are identified, we will undertake ESG due diligence, including engagement with clients and external assessments on the client’s management of environmental and social risks, where necessary. Transactions that have significant ESG risks will be escalated for consideration by the senior management committees. Many of our customers have a diverse portfolio of businesses that operate across a wide range of sectors. In such cases, we will not finance any activity that does not meet our ESG requirements. However, we may support that customer’s other business activities, which will have economic and other benefits to society. This approach allows us to engage and influence our customers, as well as to support them in moving towards good practice in all of their businesses."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
  • Commitment strength
    7/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/28
    Avg. score

Profile

Nomura Partners Funds are a financial services group headquartered in Japan serving private, corporate, government and institutional clients. Their services include retail, asset management, global markets and investment banking. As of 2017, Nomura Partners Funds' total assets amount to over 42 trillion Yen with over 3 trillion Yen in loans. They are among the top lenders and shareholders to Forest 500 companies, across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

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