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11 Feb 2020

Netherlands: Report finds that wind turbine manufacturers are not meeting due diligence obligations under OECD Guidelines; incl. company responses

In November 2019, ActionAid and SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) released the report Human Rights in Wind Turbine Supply Chains Update 2019, which analyses responsible business policies and practices of seven wind turbine manufacturers supplying the Dutch market: General Electric (GE), MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Siemens Gamesa, Nordex, Goldwind, Lagerwey and ENERCON. The report finds that while some small steps were taken towards increased due diligence, wind turbine manufacturers are not meeting expectations laid out by the OECD Guidelines. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited all seven companies included in this study to respond. Their responses are included below.

Company Responses

Nordex View Response

No Response

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (part of Vestas and MHI) View Response
Lagerwey (part of ENERCON) View Response
Siemens Gamesa View Response
General Electric (GE)

No Response