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  • Overall approach
    10/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      10/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      10/16
      "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to biodiversity we specifically commit to:...strive to achieving zero net deforestation by preferably not engaging in transactions that are directly linked to deforestation activities."
  • Commodity score
    42/64
    • Beef & Leather
      26/64
      • Commitment Strength
        16/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the livestock farming sector to[...] take into account local resource availability, specifically land, water, capital, labour, knowledge, climate and infrastructure in addition to the effects of transport (costs, pollution, animal welfare). We encourage our clients to produce in the most sustainable way possible".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the livestock farming sector to[...] take into account local resource availability, specifically land, water, capital, labour, knowledge, climate and infrastructure in addition to the effects of transport (costs, pollution, animal welfare). We encourage our clients to produce in the most sustainable way possible".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the livestock farming sector to[...] take into account local resource availability, specifically land, water, capital, labour, knowledge, climate and infrastructure in addition to the effects of transport (costs, pollution, animal welfare). We encourage our clients to produce in the most sustainable way possible".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the livestock farming sector to[...] take into account local resource availability, specifically land, water, capital, labour, knowledge, climate and infrastructure in addition to the effects of transport (costs, pollution, animal welfare). We encourage our clients to produce in the most sustainable way possible".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the livestock farming sector to[...] take into account local resource availability, specifically land, water, capital, labour, knowledge, climate and infrastructure in addition to the effects of transport (costs, pollution, animal welfare). We encourage our clients to produce in the most sustainable way possible".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • 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
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        9/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration for HR
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • 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
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
        • 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
            0
            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
            0
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      50/64
      • Commitment Strength
        38/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan[and] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001". 
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan[and] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan[and] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan[and] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001". 
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan[and] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001". 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "For clients that have not yet achieved RSPO certification, we specifically expect them to[...]be a member of the RSPO[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and other statutory 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
            "For clients that have not yet achieved RSPO certification, we specifically expect them to[...]be a member of the RSPO[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and other statutory requirements". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For clients that have not yet achieved RSPO certification, we specifically expect them to[...]be a member of the RSPO[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and other statutory requirements". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For clients that have not yet achieved RSPO certification, we specifically expect them to[...]be a member of the RSPO[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and other statutory 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
            "For clients that have not yet achieved RSPO certification, we specifically expect them to[...]be a member of the RSPO[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and other statutory requirements". 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...] not be involved in palm oil operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or international legally protected or preserved areas or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 7 October 2001".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            (Translation) "We expect from all of our customers in the palm oil sector to commit to applying the principles and criteria of RSPO[...]or that they have a plan with concrete goals and convincing timelines". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We expect from all of our customers in the palm oil sector to commit to applying the principles and criteria of RSPO[...]or that they have a plan with concrete goals and convincing timelines". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We expect from all of our customers in the palm oil sector to commit to applying the principles and criteria of RSPO[...]or that they have a plan with concrete goals and convincing timelines". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "We expect from all of our customers in the palm oil sector to commit to applying the principles and criteria of RSPO[...]or that they have a plan with concrete goals and convincing timelines". 
          • 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
            (Translation) "We expect from all of our customers in the palm oil sector to commit to applying the principles and criteria of RSPO[...]or that they have a plan with concrete goals and convincing timelines". 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]commit to achieving RSPO certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time bound plan".
      • Social Considerations
        13/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]apply good land governance practices that are in accordance with our land governance policy, including respecting the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]apply good land governance practices that are in accordance with our land governance policy, including respecting the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]apply good land governance practices that are in accordance with our land governance policy, including respecting the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]apply good land governance practices that are in accordance with our land governance policy, including respecting the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the palm oil industry to[...]apply good land governance practices that are in accordance with our land governance policy, including respecting the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration for HR
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • 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
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • 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
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      43/64
      • Commitment Strength
        30/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues for soy production". 
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues for soy production".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues for soy production".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues for soy production".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues for soy production".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and internationally ratified laws and regulations".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and internationally ratified laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and internationally ratified laws and regulations".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and internationally ratified laws and regulations".
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to[...]be able to show the legality of their operations and comply with all applicable local, national and internationally ratified laws and regulations".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to not to be involved in soy operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or internationally legally protected or preserved areas, or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 28 May 2009, the cut-off date of the RTRS standard". 
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to not to be involved in soy operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or internationally legally protected or preserved areas, or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 28 May 2009, the cut-off date of the RTRS standard". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to not to be involved in soy operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or internationally legally protected or preserved areas, or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 28 May 2009, the cut-off date of the RTRS standard". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to not to be involved in soy operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or internationally legally protected or preserved areas, or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 28 May 2009, the cut-off date of the RTRS standard". 
          • 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 specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to not to be involved in soy operations in areas designed as primary forest, national or internationally legally protected or preserved areas, or in any area required to maintain high conservation values since 28 May 2009, the cut-off date of the RTRS standard". 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RTRS
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "Clients are expected to operate according to industry best practices such as those of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to operate according to industry best practices such as those of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to operate according to industry best practices such as those of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to operate according to industry best practices such as those of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to operate according to industry best practices such as those of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard". 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        13/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration for HR
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • 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
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • 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
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      48/64
      • Commitment Strength
        36/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            (Translation) "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            (Translation) "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". 
          • 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
            (Translation) "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
          • 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
            "Specifically, we expect them [clients] to comply with all applicable local, nationally and internationally ratified laws and regulations and other statutory requirements and be able to show the legality of their operations."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          7.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Require
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Require
            6/8
            "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to: [...] refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, boreal and tropical zones."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to: [...] refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, boreal and tropical zones."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to: [...] refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, boreal and tropical zones."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to: [...] refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, boreal and tropical zones."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to: [...] refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, boreal and tropical zones."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System; Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to:..establish a documented traceability system."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to:..establish a documented traceability system."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to:..establish a documented traceability system."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to:..establish a documented traceability system."
          • 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
            "Rabobank encourages their clients to have FSC and PEFC certification and refrain from deforestation". "For client [sic] that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, [Rabobank] specifically expect them to:..establish a documented traceability system."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to [Rabobank's] Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regard to land governance we specifically commit to:...encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound
            "There are additional expectations for clients that are still working towards certification including to have a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "There are additional expectations for clients that are still working towards certification including to have a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "There are additional expectations for clients that are still working towards certification including to have a time-bound plan".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "There are additional expectations for clients that are still working towards certification including to have a time-bound plan".
          • 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
            "There are additional expectations for clients that are still working towards certification including to have a time-bound plan".
      • Social Considerations
        13/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are also expected to comply with[...]FPIC: when communities of indigenous peoples are affected by the potential project of the client, the Free Prior and Informed Consent of these affected communities must be obtained before the project can proceed".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UN Declaration for HR
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
          • 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
            Rabobank state that "All business partners are expected to respect and promote labor  [and human rights] standards as described in the International Labor Organization Declaration [and] UN Declaration on Human Rights."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Supply chain inclusion - Encourage
            2/4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
          • 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
            "encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including respecting land tenure and land rights and the right to free, prior and informed consent of all stakeholders regarding changes in land ownership or land use, addressing gender issues in land governance, and implementing proper grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms which are communicated in a culturally appropriate and understandable way;"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Less than annual
      3/5
      "The Rabobank Sustainability Policy Framework is reviewed every two years and is approved by the Managing Board". 
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Screening and monitoring process
      5/5
      "We monitor our suppliers’ commitment to sustainability by screening and engaging with them" and "compliance with our sustainability policies is reviewed annually via internal reporting, monitoring and client engagement". 
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    30/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Rabobank are a global banking group based in the Netherlands serving private and corporate clients. Their services include private banking, corporate finance, leasing, real estate, capital markets, wealth management and retail banking services. As of 2017, Rabobank’s total assets amount to more than 620 billion EUR, with private sector loans of more than 410 billion EUR. Rabobank are among the top 25 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 15 billion USD primarily in the agriculture, agricultural commodities, packaged food and food retail sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
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.

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