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  • Overall approach
    12/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      10/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      10/14
      "With financial products and services, as well as our networks and knowledge, we aim to support our corporate clients in soft commodity value chains to achieve zero net deforestation. In Brazil, home to a large part of the Amazon forests, we do not finance deforestation in any biome, even if legally allowed." "We specifically commit to: [...] strive to achieving zero net deforestation by preferably not engaging in transactions that are directly linked to deforestation activities."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      2/2
      Anti-corruption
      Anti-corruption policy; Policy prohibiting abusive tax arrangements
      2/2
      "We are committed to preventing corruption and bribery in all its forms and donot tolerate it in our business or in those with whom we do business." "Tax evasion and tax fraud are never acceptable for Rabobank. In case of tax avoidance or avoidance of tax related transparency rules, Rabobank may carry out enhanced client due diligence. Also, Rabobank expects its clients to be transparent towards the bank and the tax authorities. For example, Rabobank will not enter into a complex transaction if it does not have a sufficiently clear picture of the intentions (including tax motive) of involved parties. However, it is not Rabobank’s role or responsibility to act as tax inspector towards its clients either."
  • Commodity score
    48/64
    • Beef & Leather
      41/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "We specifically expect all of ourclients active in the livestock farming sector to: [...] produce safe products based on sustainably produced inputs including: [...] responsible grazing practices that do not negatively impact on biodiversity and natural habitats" "Rabobank is a member of a variety of industry bodies, like the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"
          • 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 ourclients active in the livestock farming sector to: [...] produce safe products based on sustainably produced inputs including: [...] responsible grazing practices that do not negatively impact on biodiversity and natural habitats" "Rabobank is a member of a variety of industry bodies, like the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"
          • 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 ourclients active in the livestock farming sector to: [...] produce safe products based on sustainably produced inputs including: [...] responsible grazing practices that do not negatively impact on biodiversity and natural habitats" "Rabobank is a member of a variety of industry bodies, like the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"
          • 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 ourclients active in the livestock farming sector to: [...] produce safe products based on sustainably produced inputs including: [...] responsible grazing practices that do not negatively impact on biodiversity and natural habitats" "Rabobank is a member of a variety of industry bodies, like the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"
          • 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 ourclients active in the livestock farming sector to: [...] produce safe products based on sustainably produced inputs including: [...] responsible grazing practices that do not negatively impact on biodiversity and natural habitats" "Rabobank is a member of a variety of industry bodies, like the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • 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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • 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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
        • 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; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      52/64
      • Commitment Strength
        40/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Palm Oil Supply Chain Policy applies to all commercial banking services such as credit facilities, project finance, advisory services and trade finance provided by Rabobank in the palm oil sector." "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • 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 achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
        • 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
            "Our Palm Oil Supply Chain Policy applies to all commercial banking services such as credit facilities, project finance, advisory services and trade finance provided by Rabobank in the palm oil sector. The policy provides conditions for assessing upstream companies (palm oil growers and mills). Downstream companies (traders, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers) will be assessed on how they take their responsibility in the supply chain. If certification is not yet fully accomplished, Rabobank will request a company with regard to : legality to show the legality of its operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Palm Oil Supply Chain Policy applies to all commercial banking services such as credit facilities, project finance, advisory services and trade finance provided by Rabobank in the palm oil sector. The policy provides conditions for assessing upstream companies (palm oil growers and mills). Downstream companies (traders, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers) will be assessed on how they take their responsibility in the supply chain. If certification is not yet fully accomplished, Rabobank will request a company with regard to : legality to show the legality of its operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Palm Oil Supply Chain Policy applies to all commercial banking services such as credit facilities, project finance, advisory services and trade finance provided by Rabobank in the palm oil sector. The policy provides conditions for assessing upstream companies (palm oil growers and mills). Downstream companies (traders, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers) will be assessed on how they take their responsibility in the supply chain. If certification is not yet fully accomplished, Rabobank will request a company with regard to : legality to show the legality of its operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards"
          • 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
            "Our Palm Oil Supply Chain Policy applies to all commercial banking services such as credit facilities, project finance, advisory services and trade finance provided by Rabobank in the palm oil sector. The policy provides conditions for assessing upstream companies (palm oil growers and mills). Downstream companies (traders, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers) will be assessed on how they take their responsibility in the supply chain. If certification is not yet fully accomplished, Rabobank will request a company with regard to : legality to show the legality of its operations and comply with all applicable local, national and international ratified laws and regulations, industry minimum standards"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "We 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." "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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." "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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." "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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." "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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." "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • 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 achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • 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 achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years afteracquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: FI has specific deadline for all companies to comply; FI allows specific time from onboarding to become compliant; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years after acquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • 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 achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years after acquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years after acquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Clients are expected to achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years after acquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
          • 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 achieve the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification or verification against the RSPO principles and criteria based on a time-bound plan. Those in the palm oil supply chain should progressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as a proportion of the total volume of palm oil entering their supply chains." "We support thedevelopment towards a sustainable palm oil sector in the following way:1 We expect clients with plantations (upstream players) to comply withthe following minimum criteria and support them in that direction:• Member of the RSPO on a holding level, committed to adhere to theRSPO Principles and criteria• Progress reported in Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP)• A time bound plan for certification of all plantations under directcontrol by the end of 2020 or to be certified within 4 years after acquiring or developing new operations.• We engage clients in case of issues, incidents and/or if we considerthe minimum requirements have been breached.2 Downstream companies (e.g. traders, transporters, processors,manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers) play an important role in thesustainable palm oil supply chain. The extent to which downstreamcompanies can exercise influence on sustainability issues dependsamong other things on their role and impact in the supply chain.Rabobank requires that downstream players with a material influencein palm oil have a purchasing policy in place that specifically paysattention to the sustainability issues for palm oil production andprogressively increase the volume of RSPO certified palm oil as aproportion of the total volume of palm oil entering its supply chain."
      • 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
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, 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
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, 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
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, 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
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, 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
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, 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; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      45/64
      • Commitment Strength
        32/42
        • 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 soy industry to: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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 allapplicable 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 allapplicable 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 allapplicable 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 allapplicable 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 allapplicable 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 - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area." "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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area." "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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area." "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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area." "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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area." "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
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the soy industry to: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor 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: [...] operate according to the industry’s best practices and principles for socialand environmental responsible soy production, for instance, such as theprinciples and criteria of the RTRS or the Basel Criteria for ResponsibleSoy Production; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issuesfor soy production"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • 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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • 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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
        • 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; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
          • 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 expect all clients to: [...] respect all labour standards as described in the ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rights at Work"
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Either for whole SC – Encouraged
            2/4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
          • 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 commit to: [...] encourage clients to deal responsibly with land governance, including [...] addressing gender issues in land governance"
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      52/64
      • Commitment Strength
        40/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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
            "Our clients include companies involved in the growing and harvesting of timber in industrial tree plantations and forestland, in temperate, boreal and tropical zones. They also include traders, wholesale wood suppliers, companies in the charcoal, pulp and paper industries, and retailers [...] We specifically expect all of our clients active in the forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
            "The expectations of our clients outlined in this policy are always applicable, regardless of the sector or industry in which they operate. Specifically, weexpect them 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
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
          • 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
            "Biodiversity Clients are expected to not damage, cause or contribute to the conversion of high conservation-value or high carbon-stock areas, nor should they operate in legally protected areas, UNESCO World Heritage sites and RAMSAR wetlands unless the development is legally permitted and consistent with recognized management plans for the area."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC

            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "We specifically expect all of our clients active in the forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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 forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
          • 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
            "Our clients include companies involved in the growing and harvesting of timber in industrial tree plantations and forestland, in temperate, boreal and tropical zones. They also include traders, wholesale wood suppliers, companies in the charcoal, pulp and paper industries, and retailers [...] We specifically expect all of our clients active in the forestryindustry to: certify the company and its wood products according to the FSC scheme orone of the PEFC national certification schemes; have a purchasing policy that pays attention to the sustainability issues forforestry [...] progressively increase the volume of wood entering their supply chains thatis sourced from FSC certified forestry units or PEFC national certification asa proportion of the total volume.For client that have not yet achieved full FSC or PEFC certification, wespecifically expect them to: commit to achieving certification or verification against FSC certification orPEFC national certification schemes; refrain from deforestation of primary forests or wetlands in temperate, borealand tropical zones; adopt sustainable forest management practices that avoid negative impactson the environment"
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In addition to our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
          • 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 our Sustainable Development Policy and our core sustainability policies, with regards to land governance we specifically expect our clients to: provide grievance mechanisms that have proportionality, cultural appropriateness, accessibility, transparency and accountability to all stakeholders, and appropriate protection that prevents retribution"
        • 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
            "Clients are expected to achieve certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and to have a purchasing policy that considers sustainability issues for forestry. 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
            "Clients are expected to achieve certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and to have a purchasing policy that considers sustainability issues for forestry. 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
            "Clients are expected to achieve certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and to have a purchasing policy that considers sustainability issues for forestry. 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
            "Clients are expected to achieve certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and to have a purchasing policy that considers sustainability issues for forestry. 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
            "Clients are expected to achieve certification according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and to have a purchasing policy that considers sustainability issues for forestry. 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
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • 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 our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We specifically expect our clients to: [...] obtain Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local indigenous peopleswhen developing plans that could adversely impact biodiversity orecosystem services"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4