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28 Feb 2023


Rockwool under investigation over potential EU sanction breaches following allegations its products were used in Russian military equipment; incl. co. comments


Rockwool investigated by Danish authorities over potential EU sanction breaches, 28 February 2023

Rockwool is under investigation over a potential breach of European Union sanctions, Danish authorities said...following a media report that alleged the insulation maker's products were used in Russian military equipment.

A report by investigative media outlet Danwatch last week outlined several examples of Rockwool's products being used in military projects commissioned by the Russian defence ministry between 2015 and 2020, including in the making of Russian warships.

"The Danish Business Authority can confirm that the agency will investigate the concrete circumstances," the agency said in a statement to Reuters...referring to the report by Danwatch.

A Rockwool spokesman said the company had not been contacted by the agency regarding the matter. "We fully respect all sanctions applicable at any given time," the spokesman said. The company's products are widely available on the Russian market through distributors, making it "impossible for us to know or have any control over who all the end-users might be", he said...