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Company Response

19 Jun 2018

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ABB

ABB responds to concerns regarding its involvement in Israeli solar fields

With respect to claims by WhoProfits in their report, “Plundering the sun: The Israeli solar energy industry and Palestinian forced displacement” of May 2018, ABB states that it has not sold products or services to, nor made any investments into the Kalia solar energy project. The product packaging pictured in the report represents a standard product that is sold globally via distributors and wholesalers, and is re-sold further, not only to end-customers, but also to other distributors and wholesalers. Given the standard nature of that product and the global nature of ABB’s business, it is not possible to track or control where such products are finally installed. ABB remains committed to doing business in compliance with applicable international regulations and according to our Group policies, which include support for internationally recognized human rights and seeking to avoid complicity in human rights abuses. We do not consider that ABB has violated those principles as has been implied by WhoProfits in the case of the Kalia solar field.

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