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29 Jun 2020

Max Hall, pv magazine

Orsted responds to BHRRC's new Renewable Energy and Human Rights Benchmark

"Business & Human Rights Resource Centre investigates human rights issues in solar, wind", 29 June 2020

An Ørsted representative said the company “is committed to respecting human rights in the transition from black to green energy. This is why we for several years have aligned our human rights work with the UN guiding principles on business and human rights. This includes identifying and mitigating the risks that are most significant or salient in our operations and supply chain and reporting on performance. As we expand our business to new markets, we will continue to adapt our human rights approach to ensure that it corresponds with the human rights risks that we face including, for instance, on indigenous people, when respect for their rights represents a salient issue... We value the work done to benchmark renewable energy companies for the first time and we look forward to applying insights from the analysis to further mature our human rights approach.”

pv magazine contacted all of the companies analyzed in the report. 

For more information on BHRRC’s benchmark methodology and outreach to companies see page 19 of the report.