Vattenfall launches human rights policy covering all operations

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29 August 2019

Human rights policy launched

Author: Vattenfall

Vattenfall has launched its first policy for human rights...

The policy covers all of Vattenfall’s operations, including all stakeholders, from the local communities from which Vattenfall sources, to employees and the local communities in which the company operates.

The sections on identifying and managing the human rights risks and impacts describe the most prominent risks and impacts throughout the value chain – upstream in the supply chain, in Vattenfall’s own operations, and downstream in the local communities in which the company operates.

“Our most prominent risks are in the supply chain, particularly in high-risk countries, though there are salient risks in our own operations as well, such as our impacts on local communities and indigenous peoples,” Ramsköld [Head of Sustainability] says.

The policy also contains descriptions of concrete actions being taken to improve the ability to assess and manage these risks...

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29 August 2019

Vattenfall launches human rights policy covering all operations

Author: Hydro Review

The human rights policy is comprised of three main sections: our commitment; identifying our human rights risks and impacts; and managing our human rights risks and impacts.

The policy covers all of Vattenfall’s operations, including all stakeholders, from the local communities from which Vattenfall sources to employees and the local communities in which the company operates...

The sections on identifying and managing the human rights risks and impacts describe the most prominent risks and impacts throughout the value chain – upstream in the supply chain, in Vattenfall’s own operations, and downstream in the local communities in which the company operates.

The policy also contains descriptions of concrete actions being taken to improve the ability to assess and manage these risks.

Supporting the policy is the “11 Steps to 2022” document, an action plan that describes 11 key steps the organization needs to take over the coming three years to improve its human rights performance. Vattenfall says it has been anchored throughout the company, with the various business areas identifying the specific actions they will take. The action plan follows the three building blocks of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Policy and Embedding, Due Diligence, and Grievance and Remediation...

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