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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation-free commitment
      4/6
      "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE. In addition, when considering financing for any large-scale project, not limited to farm development projects, we will surely conduct environmental and social risk assessments as per the Equator Principles, while closely monitoring the applicant’s stance on the following points: impact on virgin forests and ecosystems and mitigation measures for the foregoing; inclusion of peatland development; considerations for workers and local residents"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      Is the financial risk recognised by the financial institution reputational, financial, material, etc.?: reputation, financial 

      How is awareness shown?: Statement on deforestation/conversion showing understanding of risks to the financial institution
      "Financial institutions confront various types of environmental risk including:...Lender liability risks that accrue to the lender in connection with business and other loan proceeds that adversely impact the environment...Reputation risks attributable to any of the aforementioned...For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the financial institution to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "As a result, SMBC Group (hereinafter, “SMBC Group” and the “Group” are used interchangeably) is committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas1 (GHG) emissions across our overall investment and loan portfolio by 2050, as well as our own operations by 2030 (hereinafter, “net zero” and “carbon neutral” are used interchangeably.)"
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      0/2
  • Commodity score
    32/90
    • Beef & Leather
      36/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          7/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • 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
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • 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 provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
        • Companies must monitor operations
          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 conduct risk assessments
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • 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
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        11/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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."
        • 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
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration of HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, SMBC GROUP aims to eliminate all forms of exploitative labor practices in its business and supply chains, including modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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 and Implementation
        10/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "Going forward, we will continue to make further enhancements to provide consistent and transparent disclosures to our stakeholders in line with the TCFD recommendations.This report will be updated on a yearly basis"
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "The scope of environmental and social risk assessments that take into accountthe Equator Principles is to be expanded for the following business areas andsectors when considering lending.After identifying and evaluatingenvironmental and social risks, appropriate measures are considered."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "In SMBC’s Credit Policy, which contains our overall financing policy, guidelines andrules, we declare that we will cease to provide financial support to borrowers engagedin businesses contrary to public responsibility, or which may have a significant negativeimpact on the global environment."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Palm oil
      43/90
      • Commitment Strength
        21/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          7.3/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • 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
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.8/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • 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 provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
        • Companies must monitor operations
          5.3/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Type of policy: Assurance mechanism

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
          • 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
            "For palm oil plantation development projects, whether they have been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oil produced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalent certifying body is confirmed. Support is only provided after confirming that forest resources and biodiversity are protected when new plantations are developed and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor. For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification is encouraged and supported. We will require our business partners to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation)."
        • Companies must conduct risk assessments
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • 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
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        11/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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."
        • 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
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration of HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, SMBC GROUP aims to eliminate all forms of exploitative labor practices in its business and supply chains, including modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            " SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            " SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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 and Implementation
        12/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          Commitments must be timebound
          Encouraged
          2.5/5
          "For palm oil plantation development projects,whetherthey have been certifiedby the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which is given for palm oilproduced with environmental and social consideration, or by an equivalentcertifying body is confirmed.Support is only provided after confirming thatforestresources and biodiversityare protected when new plantations aredeveloped and that there are no human rights violations, such as child labor.For those customers that have not yet been certified, obtaining certification isencouraged and supported."
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "Going forward, we will continue to make further enhancements to provide consistent and transparent disclosures to our stakeholders in line with the TCFD recommendations.This report will be updated on a yearly basis"
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "The scope of environmental and social risk assessments that take into accountthe Equator Principles is to be expanded for the following business areas andsectors when considering lending.After identifying and evaluatingenvironmental and social risks, appropriate measures are considered."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "In SMBC’s Credit Policy, which contains our overall financing policy, guidelines andrules, we declare that we will cease to provide financial support to borrowers engagedin businesses contrary to public responsibility, or which may have a significant negativeimpact on the global environment."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Soy
      35/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          6.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • 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
            "For any business involving deforestation, we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. Among them, especially regarding large-scale farm (*) development projects, we will require them to publicly declare their compliance with NDPE...Farm of 10,000 ha or more (e. g. business aimed at cultivating soybeans, natural rubber, coffee, etc., or using it as a grazing land for livestock)"
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • 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 provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
        • Companies must monitor operations
          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 conduct risk assessments
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
          • 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
            "As such, SMBC Group conducts environmental and social risk assessments, paying close attention to soil and water pollution caused by wastewater, deforestation, and efforts to protect biodiversity and indigenous communities, when we consider lending."
        • Companies must specify a cut-off date
          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
        11/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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."
        • 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
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration of HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, SMBC GROUP aims to eliminate all forms of exploitative labor practices in its business and supply chains, including modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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 and Implementation
        10/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          Policy is reviewed and updated
          Annual or more frequent review
          2/2
          "Going forward, we will continue to make further enhancements to provide consistent and transparent disclosures to our stakeholders in line with the TCFD recommendations.This report will be updated on a yearly basis"
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          Monitoring and non-compliance process
          Screening and monitoring process
          5/5
          "The scope of environmental and social risk assessments that take into accountthe Equator Principles is to be expanded for the following business areas andsectors when considering lending.After identifying and evaluatingenvironmental and social risks, appropriate measures are considered."
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          Engagement with non-compliant companies
          Engage with non-compliant companies without a time-bound threat of divestment
          2.5/5
          "In SMBC’s Credit Policy, which contains our overall financing policy, guidelines andrules, we declare that we will cease to provide financial support to borrowers engagedin businesses contrary to public responsibility, or which may have a significant negativeimpact on the global environment."
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      14/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/31
        • Commodity-specific deforestation financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            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
          3.1/4.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            1.5/3
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "we provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
          • 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 provide them with support only after having confirmed as per the laws and regulations of respective country that there is no illegal deforestation, burning, nor illegal labor. "
        • Companies must monitor operations
          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 conduct risk assessments
          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 specify a cut-off date
          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
        11/27
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Required
            4/4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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 financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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
            "We will also conduct appropriate environmental and social risk assessments by performing due diligence in our Environment Analysis Department. 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."
        • 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
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Companies own operations - Required
            2/4
            Type of policy: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration of HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of Association
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Through dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders, SMBC GROUP aims to eliminate all forms of exploitative labor practices in its business and supply chains, including modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP, as a global financial institution, is committed to respecting human rights as articulated in fundamental principles such as “the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, “the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work”, “ISO26000”, “the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” and “the Children’s Rights and Business Principles... SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status... SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Companies must address gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations - Required
            1/4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All financing
            0.4/0.4
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
          • 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
            "SMBC GROUP believes that its employees should be treated fairly and with dignity and that it should strive to ensure that it provides a workplace free from any type of abuse of employees’ human rights, including but not limited to forced labor, harassment and discrimination without distinction of any kind such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, disability, family status and birth status. SMBC GROUP ensures that its recruitment and career progression processes are free from any such discrimination. SMBC GROUP also respects freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining... This Statement expresses SMBC GROUP's position on human rights and applies to all companies within the Group. All directors, officers and employees shall abide by and act in line with the principles and behavior set out in this Statement. SMBC GROUP's customers, suppliers and all other relevant stakeholders are also expected to comply with this Statement."
        • 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
        • Companies must resolve land conflicts
          0/1.6
          • Commitment details
            No
          • 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 and Implementation
        0/31
        • Commitments must be timebound
          No
          0/5
        • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
          No
          0/4
        • Companies must disclose locations
          No
          0/4
        • Policy is reviewed and updated
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and non-compliance process
          No
          0/5
        • Engagement with non-compliant companies
          No
          0/5
        • Reporting on implementation of the policy
          No
          0/6
        • Ethical product in portfolio
          No
  • Commitment strength
    13/31
    Avg. score