Vattenfall has a number of policies governing us and our suppliers with reference to, for example:
The International Bill of Human rights (PDF 55 kB)
The ILO Core conventions
The OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and
The UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) (PDF 1 MB).
We have stated our commitment to respect human rights in our
Group-wide Code of conduct and integrity (PDF 633 kB)
Code of conduct for suppliers (PDF 460 kB)
Statement on slavery and human rights (in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act) (PDF 702 kB)
Human rights statement (PDF 277 kB)
Addressing our human rights impacts
Vattenfall recognises that we must take steps to identify, prevent, mitigate and remedy potential and actual negative human rights impacts throughout our value chain. This is done on the basis of our impacts in terms of cause, contribution and linkage. We perform human rights impacts and risk screenings throughout our value chain together with an independent third party.
Our salient issues
The latest screening showed that our highest direct and indirect risks, also referred to as "salient risks" are:
- Direct risks through our own operations: privacy (personal data and information related to customers and employees), local community livelihood and indigenous peoples in Northern Sweden.
- Indirect risks through our supply chain: working conditions, subcontractors'/suppliers' working conditions, environmental impact (for example air and water pollution), local community livelihood and indigenous people, in particular in high risk countries.
Working with human rights is a cycle consisting of four steps:
- Engage with affected stakeholders
- Identify and assess Impacts
- Respond to Impacts
- Track performance