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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/16
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/16
      "The earth where we live faces a host of environmental challenges. Developing nations are especially susceptible to the effects of environmental problems such as global warming, unsustainable logging and deforestation, growing scarcity of fresh water resources, and soil degradation". 
  • Commodity score
    19/64
    • Beef & Leather
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        8/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of 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
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      30/64
      • Commitment Strength
        22/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development...".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development...".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development...".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development...".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank "asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development...".
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          5.2/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encourage
            4/8
            "The Bank asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development, ban practices that exploit indigenous or aboriginal peoples or laborers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions at existing plantations in a phased manner, comply with local and relevant overseas laws and regulations, and adopt best practices". 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "The Bank asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from develop- ment on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development, ban practices that exploit indigenous or aboriginal peoples or laborers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions at existing plantations in a phased manner, comply with local and relevant overseas laws and regulations, and adopt best practices". 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The Bank asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from develop- ment on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development, ban practices that exploit indigenous or aboriginal peoples or laborers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions at existing plantations in a phased manner, comply with local and relevant overseas laws and regulations, and adopt best practices". 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "The Bank asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from develop- ment on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development, ban practices that exploit indigenous or aboriginal peoples or laborers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions at existing plantations in a phased manner, comply with local and relevant overseas laws and regulations, and adopt best practices". 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders
            0.2/0.4
            "The Bank asks major palm oil companies such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby Berhad to refrain from develop- ment on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slash-and-burn method to prepare sites for development, ban practices that exploit indigenous or aboriginal peoples or laborers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions at existing plantations in a phased manner, comply with local and relevant overseas laws and regulations, and adopt best practices". 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.2/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        8/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of 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
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        8/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of 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
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      16/64
      • Commitment Strength
        8/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          2.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "Companies are expected to be responsible for the impacts of their products and activities on the environment in the following ways: 1) Comply with all environmental laws and regulations"
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B [projects with considerable or potential environmental risk] projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism."
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        8/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
          • 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
            "SMTB will not provide project finance or Project-Related Corporate Loans to projects where the client will not, or is unable to, comply with the Equator Principles [...] Projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Company must respect labour rights
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Encourage
            1/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of 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
            Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings states "companies are expected to adhere to international labor rights....companies [should] prohibit discrimination in employment, prohibit child labor, eradicate forced labor, and ensure the collective bargaining rights of labor".
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    3/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "We will strive to ensure the continuous improvement of our environ- mental activities by setting and periodically reviewing and revising environmental objectives and targets"
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      0/5
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    11/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/22
    Avg. score

Profile

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding are a financial services company headquartered in Japan serving private, corporate and institutional clients. Their services include asset management, inheritance and succession, property administration, loans, investment support, and insurance. As of 2017, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding’s total assets amount to over 63 trillion YEN with over 28 trillion YEN worth of loans. They are an important shareholder in Forest 500 companies, ranking among the top 40, with shares worth more than 12 billion USD. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding are also among the top 40 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with loans amounting to more than 7 billion USD across a broad range of forest risk sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Japan
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset manager, Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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