Online consultation: Renewable energy & human rights benchmark
Driving a Fast and Fair Transition to Renewable Energy is project that aims to increase respect for human rights in the renewable energy sector to support a just transition to a low-carbon economy.
The project will include a pilot methodology to benchmark renewable energy companies’ human rights policies, practices and performance in order to drive a race to the top on human rights. This consultation aims to inform the development of the pilot methodology.
The pilot methodology will be structured along the following measurement themes:
Theme A: Governance and policy commitments
Theme B: Embedding respect and human rights due diligence
Theme C: Remedies and grievance mechanisms
Themes D-L: Renewable energy sector indicators
Indicators from themes A-C will use a set of “Core UNGP indicators” from the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. For the purposes of this online consultation, we will only be seeking feedback on Themes D-L, the renewable energy sector indicators.
Renewable energy sector indicators
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has identified a set of key sector risks based on human rights allegations raised against renewable energy projects in the past 10 years as well as through the in-person consultations.
Please review the document and submit feedback on the indicators listed under Themes D-L ("salient human rights risks for renewable energy"). Comments should be submitted using this form.
If you prefer to provide comments via a different format (Word, meeting/phone call, etc.) or if you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Annie Signorelli at [email protected]
Comments are due by Wednesday, August 21. Please feel free to share this online consultation with relevant colleagues who may wish to provide feedback as well.