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  • Overall approach
    10/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      10/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      10/16
      "RBS is a signatory of the Soft Commodities Compact, which aims to mobilise the banking industry to help transform soft commodity supply chains, thereby helping clients to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020."
  • Commodity score
    34/64
    • Beef & Leather
      30/64
      • Commitment Strength
        26/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • 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
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • 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
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • 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
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): -
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • 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
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      34/64
      • Commitment Strength
        30/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • 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
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • 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
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • 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
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            RBS restrict corporate lending to clients who do not possess membership or certification from RSPO, but these restrictions do not apply to clients who are certified. 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict corporate lending to clients who do not possess membership or certification from RSPO, but these restrictions do not apply to clients who are certified. 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict corporate lending to clients who do not possess membership or certification from RSPO, but these restrictions do not apply to clients who are certified. 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict corporate lending to clients who do not possess membership or certification from RSPO, but these restrictions do not apply to clients who are certified. 
          • 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
            RBS restrict corporate lending to clients who do not possess membership or certification from RSPO, but these restrictions do not apply to clients who are certified. 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • 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
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      36/64
      • 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: Reduce deforestation
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • 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
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • 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
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • 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
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
        • 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): RTRS
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • 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
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      36/64
      • 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: Reduce deforestation
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
          • 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
            RBS have a policy focused on lending and services on forests, fisheries, and agribusiness policy, which they clarify covers "activities such as timber, palm oil or soy production and plantations, significant cattle ranching in specified countries, management of peat lands or damaging fishing practices."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
          • 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
            To be lent money, RBS clients must "demonstrate[] compliance with international and local laws and has policies in place to manage ESE risks".
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
          • 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
            RBS separate their general corporate lending into categories for the Forestry, Fisheries and Agribusiness sectors. "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years." Restricted activities include "Tree felling or clearance within High Conservation Value Forests, UNESCO World Heritage Sites or International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN (I – IV) Protected Sites" or "Operations in Ramsar Convention Sites, UNESCO Man & Biosphere Sites, or Marine Protected Areas".
        • 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): FSC
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the FSC or PEFC, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the FSC or PEFC, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the FSC or PEFC, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the FSC or PEFC, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients which are not certified by the FSC or PEFC, but these restrictions are not in place for clients which are certified.
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
          • 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
            "Within our policy we set out Prohibited, Restricted and Normal activities. We do not support customers and/or transactions involved in prohibited activities."
      • Social Considerations
        4/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Encourage
            2/4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
          • 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
            RBS restrict lending for clients where there is "clear evidence of the direct displacement of indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent or resettlement of large numbers of people relating to a single project".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      0/5
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      3/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - General non-compliance statement
      3/5
      "Customers engaged in restricted activities undergo enhanced due diligence including review by a reputational risk forum or approver and evaluation every one or two years. Customers undertaking ‘normal’ (lower risk) activities are assessed for ESE on a five-yearly basis."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    30/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/22
    Avg. score

Profile

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are an international banking company headquartered in the UK serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Through their subsidiaries their services cover: corporate finance, securities, wealth management, insurance, and retail banking services. As of 2017, RBS’s total assets amount to more than 750 billion GBP, with more than 320 billion GBP in net loans. RBS are among the top 20 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 32 billion USD. 

HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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