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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/16
      Standard Chartered state that they "will not provide financial services directly towards: New plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas [...] Operations which use fire, including for land clearance, and/or in the preparation of land for planting [...] Operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado."
  • Commodity score
    35/64
    • Beef & Leather
      32/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
        • 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
            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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
      • 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
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
        • 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
      37/64
      • Commitment Strength
        33/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            Standard Chartered "will not provide financial services to clients who" degrade priority forests, and will only "provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers"; "Publicly commit to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE), verified by credible assessors when developing new plantations – applicable to Producers"; "Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and have a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO Supply Chain Certification of owned facilities, and/or obtain a Traders License – applicable to Refiners and Traders with direct linkages to units of production (plantations)". They also "expect clients to: Implement a Sustainable Sourcing Policy which includes a goal to source palm oil produced with no deforestation, burning, exploitation or planting on peat – applicable to Refiners and Traders with no direct linkages to units of production (plantations)".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Standard Chartered "will not provide financial services to clients who" degrade priority forests, and will only "provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers"; "Publicly commit to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE), verified by credible assessors when developing new plantations – applicable to Producers"; "Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and have a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO Supply Chain Certification of owned facilities, and/or obtain a Traders License – applicable to Refiners and Traders with direct linkages to units of production (plantations)". They also "expect clients to: Implement a Sustainable Sourcing Policy which includes a goal to source palm oil produced with no deforestation, burning, exploitation or planting on peat – applicable to Refiners and Traders with no direct linkages to units of production (plantations)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Standard Chartered "will not provide financial services to clients who" degrade priority forests, and will only "provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers"; "Publicly commit to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE), verified by credible assessors when developing new plantations – applicable to Producers"; "Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and have a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO Supply Chain Certification of owned facilities, and/or obtain a Traders License – applicable to Refiners and Traders with direct linkages to units of production (plantations)". They also "expect clients to: Implement a Sustainable Sourcing Policy which includes a goal to source palm oil produced with no deforestation, burning, exploitation or planting on peat – applicable to Refiners and Traders with no direct linkages to units of production (plantations)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Standard Chartered "will not provide financial services to clients who" degrade priority forests, and will only "provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers"; "Publicly commit to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE), verified by credible assessors when developing new plantations – applicable to Producers"; "Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and have a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO Supply Chain Certification of owned facilities, and/or obtain a Traders License – applicable to Refiners and Traders with direct linkages to units of production (plantations)". They also "expect clients to: Implement a Sustainable Sourcing Policy which includes a goal to source palm oil produced with no deforestation, burning, exploitation or planting on peat – applicable to Refiners and Traders with no direct linkages to units of production (plantations)".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Standard Chartered "will not provide financial services to clients who" degrade priority forests, and will only "provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers"; "Publicly commit to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE), verified by credible assessors when developing new plantations – applicable to Producers"; "Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and have a time-bound plan to achieve RSPO Supply Chain Certification of owned facilities, and/or obtain a Traders License – applicable to Refiners and Traders with direct linkages to units of production (plantations)". They also "expect clients to: Implement a Sustainable Sourcing Policy which includes a goal to source palm oil produced with no deforestation, burning, exploitation or planting on peat – applicable to Refiners and Traders with no direct linkages to units of production (plantations)".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who: Have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers".
        • 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
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: FI has specific deadline for all companies to comply
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who [...] have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who [...] have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who [...] have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who [...] have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients who [...] have RSPO membership at the parent or subsidiary level, and achieve 100% RSPO certification of owned or managed units of production, within 5 years – applicable to Producers."
      • 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
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)". 
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            0
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
        • 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
      32/64
      • Commitment Strength
        28/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards [...] operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards [...] operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards [...] operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards [...] operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards [...] operations that grow, process or trade soy from the Brazilian Amazon or Brazilian Cerrado".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally 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
            "We will not provide financial services directly towards new plantations or livestock ranches which convert or degrade High Conservation Value (HCV) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) Primary forests, peatlands or designated legally protected areas."
      • 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
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
        • 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
      38/64
      • Commitment Strength
        34/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Reduce deforestation
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We expect our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
          • 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 our clients to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, as well as international conventions that their country has ratified."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            https://www.sc.com/en/sustainability/position-statements/#cross-sectorrequirements
          • 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 ensure we do not provide financial services to clients that have operations that adversely impact upon the Outstanding Universal Value of UNESCO World Heritage Sites or upon wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. [...] We assess the impact of our clients’ operations on forests,  and ensure that they won’t negatively impact High Conservation Value or High Carbon Stock forests, as well as peatland."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Traceability System; Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "We will only provide financial services to clients [which] have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers. [And clients which] Follow an appropriate chain of custody scheme (FSC, PEFC or equivalent scheme) for timber, pulp or paper products originating from high risk countries, to demonstrate the legal origin of the timber [...]  – applicable to Processors, Manufacturers and Traders."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients [which] have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers. [And clients which] Follow an appropriate chain of custody scheme (FSC, PEFC or equivalent scheme) for timber, pulp or paper products originating from high risk countries, to demonstrate the legal origin of the timber [...]  – applicable to Processors, Manufacturers and Traders."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients [which] have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers. [And clients which] Follow an appropriate chain of custody scheme (FSC, PEFC or equivalent scheme) for timber, pulp or paper products originating from high risk countries, to demonstrate the legal origin of the timber [...]  – applicable to Processors, Manufacturers and Traders."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients [which] have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers. [And clients which] Follow an appropriate chain of custody scheme (FSC, PEFC or equivalent scheme) for timber, pulp or paper products originating from high risk countries, to demonstrate the legal origin of the timber [...]  – applicable to Processors, Manufacturers and Traders."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients [which] have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers. [And clients which] Follow an appropriate chain of custody scheme (FSC, PEFC or equivalent scheme) for timber, pulp or paper products originating from high risk countries, to demonstrate the legal origin of the timber [...]  – applicable to Processors, Manufacturers and Traders."
        • 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
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We will only provide financial services to clients: Have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification for their production sites; or have an agreed time-bound plan to achieve certification – applicable to Producers."
      • 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
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
          • 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 recognise that communities outside mainstream society may be especially vulnerable. If we believe that we are financing operations that may adversely impact indigenous peoples, we will: Take key mitigation measures, guided by the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (as detailed in IFC Performance Standard 7)".
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
            "Recognising the importance of human rights, we use the following standards to inform our approach to avoiding human rights infringements, and thus in developing our policies and procedures relating to staff, suppliers and business partners, and clients[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work[...]International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions 138 (Minimum Age) and 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour)[...]UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ‘Ruggie Principles’)[...]United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[...]United Nations Global Compact". 
        • 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
    15/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      5/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Annually or more frequent
      5/5
      "The client ESRA [Environmental & Social Risk Assessment] is also reviewed every year". 
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Timebound non-compliance statement
      5/5
      "For clients who do not meet our standards, we will work with them to raise their standards in accordance with time bound and specific plans."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      5/5
      Reporting
      Yes - Annually
      5/5
      For 2018: Forestry: 0.4%, Palm Oil: 1.6%, Agribusiness: 7.4%, The percentage number of transactions reviewed according to the Standard Chartered Environmental and Social Risk policy 
      In the Sustainability Summary 2018, Standard Chartered reports the percentage number of companies reviewed according to the Standard Chartered Environmental and Social Risk Policy. 
  • Commitment strength
    31/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Standard Chartered are an international banking group headquartered in London, providing banking products and services for both personal and business customers. Their services include commercial banking and corporate finance, as well as retail banking, insurance, investment and wealth management. As of 2017, Standard Chartered’s total assets stand at over 650 billion USD, their lending amounts to more than 260 billion USD, and they have nearly 60 billion USD in assets under management for private customers. Standard Chartered are among the top 15 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with more than 30 billion dollars of loans to companies exposed to forest risk commodities, predominantly in the food products and agriculture sectors.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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

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