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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/14
      "increasing the availability of land-use for agriculture by deforestation can accelerate land degradation, climate change and loss of biodiversity, leading to soil erosion and nutrient depletion, thereby reducing yields and hence productivity."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    24/64
    • Beef & Leather
      11/64
      • Commitment Strength
        11/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            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 companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            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
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • 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
            "World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • 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 are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
      • 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
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
          • 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
      28/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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
          0/5.6
          • 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
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • 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 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. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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. "
          • 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. "
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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 have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • 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 are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
      • 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
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
          • 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
      28/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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
          0/5.6
          • 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
          9.5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • 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 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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.3/0.4
            "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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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 have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • 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 are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
      • 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
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
          • 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
      28/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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
          0/5.6
          • 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
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • 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 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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We 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. [...] World Heritage Sites: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects in World Heritage Sites and/or within their buffer zones, unless there is prior consensus with both the host country and UNESCO that such development will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site. • Ramsar wetlands: We will not finance transactions that support the development or expansion of projects situated in Ramsar Wetlands, unless there is prior consensus with the host country that such development will not adversely affect the special characteristics of a Ramsar designated site"
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            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
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            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 have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • 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 are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
      • 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
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: Forced Labour; Child Labour
          • 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
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      0/5
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      3/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - General non-compliance statement
      3/5
      "We are enhancing our existing transaction approval processes with screening of all relevant transactions1 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. "
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    24/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/22
    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 15 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 13 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 over 6 billion USD.

HQ
HQ 
Japan
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management

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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