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Renewable energy & human rights: May 2016 outreach to companies

This outreach is from May 2016. Please find the results of our most recent outreach here.

What did we ask companies?

We approached the companies with 10 questions on their approach to human rights and specifically to community engagement.  The questionnaire is available below:

English | Chinese | Spanish

What did companies say?

Wind power

Acciona (Spain) [Spanish version]

Lake Turkana Wind Power (Kenya)

Renovalia (Spain) [Spanish version]

Siemens Wind Power (Germany)*

Vestas (Denmark)*

*wind turbine manufacturer without own wind farms


Utility companies
(involved in both wind & hydropower projects)

Enel Green Power (Italy)

Engie (France)

EPM (Colombia) [Spanish version]

Ethiopian Electric Power

Furnas (Brazil) [Portuguese version]

Vattenfall (Sweden)




Isagen (Colombia) [Spanish version]

Sarawak Energy (Malaysia)

 Statkraft (Norway)*


 *primarily hydropower; also owns wind farms





Which companies did not respond?



Wind power

Gamesa (Spain)

GE (USA)* [provided link to its website]

Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Costa Rica)

Goldwind (China)*

Guodian United Power Technology (China)

InfraVest/InnoVent (Taiwan/Germany)

NextEra Energy  (USA) [provided link to its website]

Statoil (Norway) [provided an update to its Company Action Platform questionnaire]

Suzlon Group (India)


 *wind turbine manufacturer without own wind farms


Utility companies
(involved in both wind & hydropower projects)

CLP Group (Hong Kong)

EDF Energies Nouvelles (France) [provided brief statement]

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Thailand)

Eletrobras (Brazil)

Iberdrola (Spain) 

Odebrecht Energia (Brazil)



China Three Gorges Co. (China)

Ecoener-Hidralia (Spain/Guatemala)

Genisa (Panama)

Ontario Power Generation (Canada)

Rushydro (Russia)

Sinohydro (China)









We welcome further information by companies at any point.  Please contact [email protected] for an updated questionnaire.

How are these policies applied on the ground?

Case studies: Summaries of human rights allegations & positive steps by companies in the wind & hydropower sector. 

Latest news: Check the latest news on dam-building and on climate justice.

Commentaries: If you would like to submit a commentary on renewable energy & human rights, please contact [email protected]