Four new members IRBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector

The International RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector is expanding with Powerfield Netherlands B.V., OW Netherlands Holding B.V., Twentsche Kabelfabriek and Havfram as parties to the agreement. This brings the total number of companies, organisations and governments involved to 51.

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In the agreement, solar and wind energy companies, trade unions, NGOs and the Dutch government work together with the aim of promoting international responsible business conduct (IRBC) in the renewable energy sector. This is done by jointly identifying risks in the value chain in the field of human rights and the environment and addressing or preventing them, for example through collective projects. A total of 32 companies from the solar and wind sector are currently participating. They are active in various links of the value chain and are in contact with a broad network of suppliers and customers.

OW Netherlands Holding B.V.

Born out of a strategic alliance between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, Ocean Winds develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms all over the world.

Wouter Vandekerkhove, Belgium & Netherlands Country Manager for Ocean Winds, said "In embracing the International RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector, we stand at the forefront of a global movement towards sustainability. Ocean Winds reinforces its commitment to proudly pave the way for greener value chains, as we are currently doing in our 15 offshore wind secured projects worldwide, including our 2 GW of capacity under construction in the United-Kingdom and in France. As we contemplate our role in future offshore wind tenders in the Netherlands, we reaffirm our dedication to shaping a brighter, cleaner energy landscape for generations to come."

Powerfield Netherlands B.V.

Powerfield is one of the leading parties in the Netherlands in developing and managing solar parks. The company combines generating electricity from solar parks with energy storage in batteries and EV-charging solutions.

Jeroen Gjaltema, ESG Manager at PowerField: “We are proud to join the International Responsible Business Conduct Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector. By participating in the Agreement, we further cement our commitment to providing renewable energy solutions in a responsible way. We look forward to working together with IRBC-members to improve sustainability across our value chains.”

Twentsche Kabelfabriek

TKF is active in the renewable energy sector as a leading supplier of innovative cable and connectivity solutions for creating safe, reliable and sustainable energy and data connections, world wide.

At TKF we are committed to contribute to a sustainable future. Our goal is sustainable connecting people and technology. We have set challenges on social and climate goals. Joining the Agreement is an important step for us in contributing to value chain. We are looking forward to collaborate within the renewable energy sector and play an active role in bringing transparency and responsibility within this sector to connect a sustainable future” – Rob Roelofs, Sustainability Manager at TKF.


Offshore wind company Havfram is focussed on providing transport and installation vessels for the offshore wind sector. The company provides offshore wind installation expertise to the global market as an owner and operator of wind turbine installation vessels.

“It is with great enthusiasm that Havfram is joining the IRBC agreement. At Havfram, we recognize ethical conduct and sustainable business practices as core values with which we drive our business. We look forward to collaborating within the Agreement to advancing high ethical standards within the supply chain of the renewable energy sector.” - Renate Lystad, General Counsel & Chief Sustainability Officer at Havfram

All participants

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