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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/16
  • Commodity score
    25/64
    • Beef & Leather
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        18/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • 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
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies involved in the exploitation of labour, including forced labour and child labour, based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      31/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • 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
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • 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
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
        • 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
            "We also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications [...]. The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "We also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications [...]. The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications [...]. The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "We also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications [...]. The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil".
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers; Processors; Traders; Manufacturers; Retailers
            0.4/0.4
            "We also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications [...]. The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil".
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies involved in the exploitation of labour, including forced labour and child labour, based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      18/64
      • Commitment Strength
        18/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • 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
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies involved in the exploitation of labour, including forced labour and child labour, based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      31/64
      • Commitment Strength
        31/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
          • 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
            "In 2017, we also incorporated into our policy the requirements of the ABS Haze Diagnostics Kit for the financing of the palm oil, and pulp and paper industries. This reflects our commitment to help address transboundary haze pollution in the region resulting from open burning for land clearance."
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
          • 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
            "[United Overseas Bank] notify our borrowers of their need to adhere to our Responsible Financing Policy and seek their representation and warranties to ensure compliance, including with local ESG regulations in the countries in which they operate." 
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.4/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.4/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            "[United Overseas Bank] also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications...The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Forest Stewardship Council." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications...The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Forest Stewardship Council." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications...The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Forest Stewardship Council." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "[United Overseas Bank] also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications...The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Forest Stewardship Council." 
          • 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
            "[United Overseas Bank] also encourage them to follow established industry standards, to obtain relevant certifications...The policy references international standards and conventions such as the Forest Stewardship Council." 
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.6/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
          • 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
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies with operations or projects that threaten the outstanding universal value or special characteristics of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Wetlands, forests of high conservation value or that would impact critical natural habitats significantly".
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Type of policy: ILO; Forced Labour; Child Labour
            "Our Responsible Financing Policy prohibits our financing of companies involved in the exploitation of labour, including forced labour and child labour, based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    8/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      3/5
      Policy review
      Commit to update policy - Timeline unclear
      3/5
      "We review our Responsible Financing Policy periodically in consideration of changing societal and stakeholder expectations."
    • 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
      "We require our borrowers to rectify any breach of our policy within a stipulated timeframe with account officers responsible for monitoring their progress. However, if we deem our borrowers unable or unwilling to commit to managing the potential adverse impact of their operations adequately, we are prepared to review and to reassess the relationship, or to reject the transaction."
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      0/5
  • Commitment strength
    25/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/22
    Avg. score

Profile

United Overseas Bank (UOB) are banking group headquartered in Singapore serving both private and commercial customers. Their services include corporate finance, investment banking, capital markets, insurance, asset management, pensions, venture capital, and retail banking services. As of 2017, UOB’s total assets amount to more than 340 billion SGD, with more than 220 billion SGD of net customer loans. UOB are one of the top 60 lenders to Forest 500 companies, with more than 3 billion USD worth of loans to companies predominantly in the agriculture, agricultural commodities, food retail and animal feed sectors.

HQ
HQ 
Singapore
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Bank, Insurance Company

How we assess the Forest 500

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

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

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