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Reporting and technical guidance

Reporting and the 'Technical Guidance' document

The Technical Guidance serves as a how-to guide for banks that want to support the Soft Commodities Compact. It elaborates on key terms within the Compact, offers further implementation guidance to banks and recommends key performance indicators (KPIs) for banks to consider when reporting on how they are progressing their implementation of the Compact.

Download the Technical Guidance document.


Publication of Compact banks’ approaches to implementation of the Soft Commodities Compact

The information below relates to Key Performance Indicator 1 (KPI 1) of the Technical Guidance for the Soft Commodities Compact. This KPI states that a bank will publish details of its approach to supporting the Soft Commodities Compact. These are publically available documents to inform stakeholders on the progress of Compact banks’ implementation of the section of the Soft Commodities Compact that relates to ‘Raising Industry-wide Banking Standards’. Consistent with the non-prescriptive approach, the BEI does not require a standardised reporting format.

Three KPIs of the Compact are described in the Technical Guidance to the Compact. These KPIs, including KPI 1, are intended to be useful and practical, based on in-depth consultation with banks and a range of other stakeholders. However, they will continue to be subject to modification based on the implementation experience of Compact banks.


Compact bank

KPI1 material


Approach to Forestry and Logging

Environmental Social Governance Report 2017

BNP Paribas  

Sector policy – Palm oil

Deutsche Bank

Monocultural farming / Palm oil

Environmental and Social Policy Framework

JP Morgan 

Environmental and Social Policy Framework

Lloyds Banking Group 

Managing Sustainability Issues
Forestry (incl. Palm Oil) Sector Statement


Vision and policy: Sustainably successful together

Sustainable palm oil battle has to be won



Analysis of social and environmental risk in credit operations

General sustainability policy

Société Générale

Annual financial report 2016

Sector policy – Palm oil

Sector policy – forestry and forest products

Sector policy – agriculture, fisheries and food

Standard Chartered



Environmental and Social Risk Policy Framework


Our position – financing agribusiness

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BEI member Compact adopters

BEI signatories

Non-member banks that have adopted the Compact

Non BEI signatories

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