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3 November 2016

Renewable energy & human rights: Outreach to 50 companies

Company Response Platform | Briefing | Press Release Also see case studies & our previous outreach

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17 May 2016
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8 June 2015

Norway confirms $900bn sovereign wealth fund's major coal divestment

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

Norway’s parliament has formally endorsed the move to sell off coal investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest.It is the largest fossil fuel divestment yet, affecting 122 companies across the world, and marking a new...

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12 July 2013
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Author: Bettercoal

Versión 1 27 de junio del 2013 (Aprobada por los miembros de Bettercoal el 12 de julio 2013...

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10 April 2013

[PDF] Pioneering CSR: An analysis of Danish frontrunners in Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: GLOBAL CSR for the Danish Business Authority

This report provides an analysis of five Danish frontrunner companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approaches and activities. A.P. Moeller Maersk, Carlsberg, DONG Energy, ISS World Services and Novo Nordisk have shared their manifold CSR...

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Use of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in Sustainability Reporting by European Electricity Companies

Author: Tim Steinweg & Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, SOMO

This is the first known study that takes a detailed look at the use of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework...We were not prepared for the overwhelming number of discrepancies in company reporting and the GRI Application Level they use.....

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Company response
7 February 2012

DONG Energy response to SOMO report "The Black Box"

Author: DONG Energy

A minor detail we would like to correct is that the SOMO report states that our Code of Conduct is not public. This is not the case. The [Code] can be retrieved from our website...DONG Energy is committed to continuously improve the conditions at the...

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24 January 2012

Lack of transparency on origins of coal leaves Dutch in the dark

Author: SOMO

Despite earlier promises, electricity companies continue to withhold important information about the origin of the coal they use. As a result, it is likely that coal imported into the Netherlands comes from mines where abuses of human rights and the...

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7 July 2010

DanWatch report on social & environmental impacts of Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2010 DanWatch issued a report on the alleged negative social & environmental impacts of the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia, which supplies coal to DONG Energy and Vattenfall: The Curse of Coal...DONG Energy provided a response to...

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1 June 2010

SOMO report on CSR policies of European electricity companies says many do not report according to global standards

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