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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      8/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Reduce deforestation
      8/14
      "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    20/64
    • Beef & Leather
      13/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      37/64
      • Commitment Strength
        32/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Deforestation-free
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • 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
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Required
            8/8
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed " "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed " "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed " "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed " "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed " "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • 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
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Companies set own deadline but must be timebound; Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging [...] We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • 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 check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
          • 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
            "Palm oil plantation developments - As part of our efforts towards conservation of forest resources and biodiversity as well as prevention of human rights violations, we will not provide financial support to Palm Oil plantation companies that are involved in illegal logging and/or human rights violations such as child labor. We will check that internationally accepted external certifications such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), or other equivalent standards are obtained or expected to be obtained to support sustainable palm oil development. For clients who are not certified yet, we will recommend and support their effort in obtaining such certification."
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • 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
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      13/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      15/64
      • Commitment Strength
        10/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Entire supply chain - Require
            4/4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Deforestation - We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations. For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Globally important - Required
            4/8
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "SMBC Group does not provide support for new projects that are perceived to have a significant negative impact on wetlands specified in the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO-designated World Natural Heritage sites. [...] Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed "
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        5/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "Through such actions, we expect project companies to conduct activities for environmental and social consideration, including climate change and human rights, to address the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and to respect the FPIC (free, prior and informed consent) of local residents."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    5/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "We will not provide financial support to projects which are involved in illegal logging and/or land clearing activities that do not safeguard environmental protection or which are against local laws and regulations.For large-scale development projects, we will continue to review and evaluate the environmental risks, including if they entail clearing of primary forests and/or the destruction of local ecosystems in accordance with the Equator Principles."
    • 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
      "ESAD confirms that projects meet the requirements of the Equator Principles by Category and if needed, conducts site visits.[...]The Environmental Screening Form and the Environmental Review Sheet which reflect the results of the environmental and social risk assessments, are shared with the Credit Department and this information becomes an important factor in the credit approval process. [...] Based on the result of environmental screening and environmental review, covenants to be observed by the client with respect to the environmental and social considerations are included in the financing documents. The lending branch and ESAD monitor the client's compliance with these covenants to ensure ongoing consideration of environmental and social issues."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    14/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/22
    Avg. score

Profile

The Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group are a global financial and banking group headquartered in Japan offering a broad range of financial services to private and corporate clients. Their services include corporate finance, investment management and financial and operating leases, as well as retail banking and consumer finance. As of 2017, the group's total assets amount to more than 190 trillion Yen. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial are among the top 20 loan providers to Forest 500 companies, with more than 25 billion USD of loans across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Japan
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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