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2 Aug 2021

China: Significant proportion of global solar value chain vulnerable to alleged forced labour in Uyghur Region, says major study

Major report gathered evidence - largely drawn from government and corporate sources – revealing that labour transfers are deployed in the Uyghur Region of China within an environment of 'unprecedented coercion, undergirded by the constant threat of re-education and internment'. The study examined how this alleged forced labour regime affects the global solar energy industry – and revealed how it pervades an entire supply chain, reaching deep into international markets. The study concluded that solar industry is particularly vulnerable to forced labour in the Uyghur Region because 95% of solar modules rely on one primary material – solar-grade polysilicon, and because polysilicon manufacturers in the Uyghur Region account for approximately 45% of the world’s solar-grade polysilicon supply. The authors of the report reached out to all companies mentioned for comment, prior to publication. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre then invited selected Chinese, EU, UK and US-headquartered companies along the value chain to respond - responses are linked below.

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Cypress Creek Renewables Antwort anzeigen
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Antwort anzeigen
sPower (part of AES) Antwort anzeigen
Matrix Renewables (part of TPG) Antwort anzeigen
Sunnova Energy International Inc. Antwort anzeigen
Engie Regeneration Limited Antwort anzeigen
MVV Energie Antwort anzeigen
BayWa r.e. (part of BayWa) Antwort anzeigen
Ortiz Energia (part of Grupo Ortiz) Antwort anzeigen
Iberdrola Antwort anzeigen
Amass International Group Inc.

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F.C. Felhaber & Company, Inc.

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Shanghai EZ New Energy Technology Co, Ltd

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Taizhou Zhonglai Optoelectronics Tech Co

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Jiangsu Runergy New Energy Technology Co., Ltd

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Tongwei Solar

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Astronergy (part of CHINT)

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Vivint Solar (part of Sunrun)

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Con Edison

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Consolidated Electrical Contractors

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Henan Senyuan Group

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Hengtong Group

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Jiawei Renewable Energy

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Sungrow

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TBEA

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Changzhou Shengping Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.

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China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited

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Changjiang Huasheng Energy

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Zhejiang Energy Group Co., Ltd.

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Canadian Solar

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LONGi

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JA SOLAR

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METKA EGN

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Swinerton

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Escala Solar

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X-ELIO

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Sonepar Group

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IBC Solar

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Tesla Energy (part of Tesla)

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Grupo Cobra

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Power Solar

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Trina Solar

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Suntech Power

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Risen Energy

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