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  • Overall approach
    0/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/2
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    8/90
    • 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
      16/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • 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
            "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."  Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."  Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."  Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."  Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
        • 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
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO

            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. In April 2020, we established a new policy for deforestation and palm oil farm development, which are regarded as environmental and social problems that also impact climate change. When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."
          • 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 adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. In April 2020, we established a new policy for deforestation and palm oil farm development, which are regarded as environmental and social problems that also impact climate change. When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. In April 2020, we established a new policy for deforestation and palm oil farm development, which are regarded as environmental and social problems that also impact climate change. When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. In April 2020, we established a new policy for deforestation and palm oil farm development, which are regarded as environmental and social problems that also impact climate change. When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."
          • 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 adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. In April 2020, we established a new policy for deforestation and palm oil farm development, which are regarded as environmental and social problems that also impact climate change. When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate."
        • 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
        6/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "When considering an investment and finance client who conducts business in plantation and oil expression for palm oil production, we confirm that the client has a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate"
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "Considering the results of implementation of the Policy and trends in Japan and overseas regarding initiatives to address environmental and social issues, we will regularly review the appropriateness and sufficiency of the Policy at the management level, and then revise the Policy and enhance its implementation as necessary."
        • 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
    • Soy
      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
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      16/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." ; (Landscape protection) "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • 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 adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." ; (Landscape protection) "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." ; (Landscape protection) "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." ; (Landscape protection) "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." ; (Landscape protection) "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." Under Cross Sector items they state that they will not finance projects with adverse impact on UNESCO sites and wetlands under the RAMSAR convention 
        • 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
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
             "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
             "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
             "We adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications."
          • 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 adopted an environmental and social risk management framework centered on investment and financing sector policy. This framework helps us manage environmental and social risks, including climate change, in investment and financing. In November 2019, we established the Environmental Policy as a basic policy to solve environmental issues. [...] When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications."
        • 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
        6/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Required
          5/5
          "When considering a client who conducts deforestation business in an emerging country, we confirm that the client has Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® ) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC® ) certifications." 
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Timeline for review unclear or review conducted less frequently than annually
          1/2
          "Considering the results of implementation of the Policy and trends in Japan and overseas regarding initiatives to address environmental and social issues, we will regularly review the appropriateness and sufficiency of the Policy at the management level, and then revise the Policy and enhance its implementation as necessary."
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    5/31
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/31
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/28
    Avg. score

Profile

Norinchukin Bank are a financial institution with headquarters in Japan founded by Japanese agriculture, forestry and fishery cooperatives. Enshrined in law, Norinchukin Bank's services include deposit services, securities, corporate finance, investments and debentures for companies related to agriculture, forestry and fishery. As of March 2017, their total assets amount to over 980 billion USD with more than 100 billion USD of loans and bills discounted. Norinchukin Bank are one of the top lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans to companies across the agricultural, forestry, construction and packaged food sectors.

HQ
HQ 
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Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

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

All assessments use policies published on financial institution websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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