Vedvarende energiteknologier vil spille en integreret rolle i at reducere vores kollektive CO2-fodaftryk, men det kan koste arbejdere og samfund, hvis virksomheder ikke sikrer respekt for menneskerettighederne i deres aktiviteter og gennem deres forsyningskæder. Det ambitiøse og nødvendige mål om at opnå kulstofneutralitet inden 2050 kræver lige så robuste skridt for at sikre, at denne overgang virkelig er retfærdig.
This first human rights benchmark of the largest renewable energy companies reveals that most lack the essential human rights policies to avoid abuse of the communities and workers on which a just transition depends.
The results of the benchmark suggest that none of the companies analysed are currently fully meeting their responsibility to respect human rights, as defined by the UN Guiding Principles. Nearly half the companies benchmarked (7/16) scored below 10%, with three quarters (12/16) scoring below 40%. The average score was just 22%, indicating that, as a whole, the industry has a long way to go to demonstrate its respect for the human rights of communities and workers in their operations and supply chains.