A number of organisations in the renewable energy sector are exploring the possibility to reach an international responsible business conduct agreement for the renewable energy sector. The process is currently in its dialogue phase.

Through the envisaged Agreement, the companies shall commit to implementing the ‘OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises’ and the ‘United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ (UNGPs) in their operations and throughout their supply chains. The other participants in the agreement shall commit to specific actions to foster and monitor the actions of the companies. Collectively, all the participants in the process shall explore, identify and address the risks and impacts for people and the environment in the operations and supply chains of the renewable energy sector. The multi-stakeholder collaboration aims to offer shared solutions to address problems that companies cannot solve entirely by themselves.

Participants in the process

  • The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • The Netherlands WindEnergy Association (NWEA)
  • WindEurope asbl/vzw
  • Nederlandse Vereniging Duurzame Energie
  • Holland Solar
  • Eneco Groep N.V.
  • General Electric
  • RWE AG
  • Ørsted A/S
  • Vattenfall AB
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S
  • Nordex SE
  • Stichting ActionAid
  • The North Sea Foundation
  • Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • TKI Wind op Zee
  • Vereniging Eigen Huis

Supporting organisations

  • SOMO - Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • SER