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  • Overall approach
    5/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/14
      Deforestation commitment
      Understanding of the risks
      4/14
      "The impacts on biodiversity that need to be managed are the activities for improving the supply chain with the goal of realizing an NDPE (no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation) approach to the sustainable procurement of main raw materials, as well as the initiatives such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
    • Company must have anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      Anti-corruption
      Anti-corruption policy
      1/2
      "As a “responsible institutional investor,” Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management institutes the ESG Guidelines. The contents of the guidelines are based on the UN Global Compact, an international corporate code of conduct. The guidelines clearly spell out expectations on investee companies to minimize their environmental impact, uphold international labor rights, ban discriminatory hiring practices, prohibit child labor, stamp out forced labor, prevent every form of corruption, including extortion and bribery, and more"
  • Commodity score
    27/64
    • Beef & Leather
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        7/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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 identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • 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
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      37/64
      • Commitment Strength
        26/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          8.6/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "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 slashand-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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "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 slashand-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 development on high conservation value (HCV) forests, high carbon stock (HCS) forests, and peat land, abstain from clearing forested land using slashand-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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "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 slashand-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
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors
            0.2/0.4
            "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 slashand-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."
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "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
          7/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Required
            6/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Required
            6/8
            "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." "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "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." "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • 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 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." "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
            "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." "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • 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
            "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."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): RSPO
            "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
          • 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
            "Careful measures such as international certification / local certification (* 2) and careful consideration of the existence of troubles with indigenous peoples and local communities.[...]* 2 For the purpose of protecting NDPE (zero forest development, zero peatland development, zero exploitation) and high carbon storage (HCS) forestsRSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), etc."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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 identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • 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
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        7/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "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
            None
            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
            None
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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 identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • 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
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      36/64
      • Commitment Strength
        25/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Zero net deforestation
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
        • 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
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "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
          5.5/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encouraged
            4/8
            Commitment details
            Primary/Intact/Natural/HCV/HCS - Encouraged
            4/8
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme

            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers
            0.3/0.4
            "For the manufacturing industry that uses this as a raw material, the status of acquisition of the international forest certification system (* 1), indigenous peoples and local communities We will take careful measures such as fully considering the presence or absence of troubles with. * 1 FM for forest management and management by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council :: Forest Stewardship Council)CoC for Forest Management Certification and management of the processing and distribution process of certified forest productsCertification (Chain of Custody Certification), etc."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          4.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B projects identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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 identified by Environmental and Social Impacts Review results whether the client, as part of the Environmental Social Management System, has established a grievance mechanism and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
          • 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
            "SMTB will confirm for all Category A projects and Category B 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 and complies with the following requirements.  The grievance mechanism is required to be scaled to the risks and impacts of the project and have affected communities as its primary user.  The grievance mechanism shall seek to resolve concerns promptly, using an understandable and transparent consultative process that is culturally appropriate. "
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        11/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          5/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Yes - Require
            4/4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
          • 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
            "SMTB recognizes that indigenous peoples may represent vulnerable segments of project-affected communities. SMTB shall confirm that for projects affecting indigenous peoples a process of Informed Consultation and Participation is implemented. Such projects need to comply with the rights and protections for indigenous peoples contained in relevant national law, including those laws implementing host country obligations under international law. For projects located in Non-Designated Countries, projects with adverse impacts on indigenous people will require their Free, Prior and 10 Informed Consent (FPIC) consistent with the special circumstances described in IFC Performance Standard 7"
        • Company must respect labour rights
          3.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Type of policy: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Respect International Standards We respect international standards on human rights, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and corporate codes of conduct based on the United Nations Global Compact. [....] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          2.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            Commitment details
            Gender related worker and labour rights only for own operations – Required
            1/4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
          • 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
            "Prohibit Discrimination We reject, in all our corporate activities, discrimination and infringement of human rights based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, origin, social status, beliefs, religion, disability, physical characteristics, and the like [....] The above-mentioned policy also applies to our overseas network, and the Group gathers information on cases where the corporate activities of our domestic and overseas suppliers and contractors (supply chain), and companies that we invest in or lend to, negatively impact human rights. In cases where relevant laws, standards, and policies are violated, necessary measures are taken as appropriate."
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            None
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "The Company has a management meeting (promotion of sustainability) regarding the appropriateness of the sector policy established and the status of project response.The committee) will carry out regular reviews, and if necessary, review the policy and improve the operation."
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      5/5
      Monitoring compliance
      Yes - Timebound non-compliance statement
      5/5
      "Regarding project finance, for all Category A projects and Category B projects identified by Environmental and Social Impact Review results an independent environmental and social consultant, not directly associated with the client, will carry out an independent review of the Assessment Documentation including the Environmental and Social Management System, and the Stakeholder Engagement process documentation in order to assess Equator Principles compliance [...] Where a client is not in compliance with its environmental and social covenants, SMTB will work with the client on remedial actions to bring the project back into compliance to the extent feasible. If the client fails to re-establish compliance within an agreed grace period, SMTB reserves the right to exercise remedies, as considered appropriate."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    16/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/22
    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 management, Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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