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Human rights


Scatec respects all internationally recognised human rights including the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Management approach

Our human rights policy is aligned with the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to prevent, address, and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.

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The policy confirms that Scatec’s responsibility to respect human rights applies to our business enterprises wherever we operate and pay special attention to the human rights risks of certain groups, such as indigenous people, minorities, women, children, migrant workers and other vulnerable groups.

Refer to our Human Rights Policy.

GRI 412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

We follow standardised processes in all our projects to identify, mitigate and monitor our environmental and social (E&S) risks and impacts including human rights under the IFC Performance Standards (PS) framework. We conduct human rights due diligence as part of our overall E&S due diligence process. Project risk registers, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD), Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP), Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) contain human rights aspects where relevant.

When initial assessments point to potential human rights risks, focused Human Rights due diligence assessments are conducted to gather deeper understanding of the risks the development of project can trigger and mitigation measures. A specific and separate risk assessment was conducted by an external third party on human rights where eleven topics were categorised as either high, medium or low risk (see overview below).

Scatec has both a whistleblowing channel and grievance mechanism in place in line with the IFC PS and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We report on the number of grievances received and resolved, as well as whistle blowing reports received where related to human rights cases.

Refer to our Whistleblowing Channel on our corporate website.
Refer to our Grievance Mechanism on our corporate website.

GRI 412-1: Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

High riskMedium riskLow risk
Land rights, displacement and loss of livelihoodsAccess to waterChild labour
Indigenous people, minorities and vulnerable groupsNon-discriminationUse of conflict minerals in the supply chain
Security forcesForced and compulsory labourEnvironmental degradation
Health, safety and environment including disposal of materialsFreedom of association and collective bargaining

Human rights training for security guards

Scatec rolled-out a standardised human rights training to all security personnel at its project locations globally during 2021.

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The training was developed in collaboration with a third party and is in line with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, International Bill of Human Rights and UN Guiding Principles and OECD Guidance for Responsible Business.

The training was conducted at 95% of all operational project sites to date and remaining locations will be covered during 2022.

Labour and working conditions

Labour compliance in accordance with IFC Performance Standards and key International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions is a contractual requirement for all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

In 2021, Labour Management Plans were developed for all projects, which require daily monitoring of a wide range of labour aspects.

Accounting Policy

Scatec reports on the percentage of operations with environmental and social (E&S) assessments including human rights, as well as the percentage of security guards trained in all projects where we have operational control. Key definitions:

  • E&S impact assessments: Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), due diligence or baseline studies to identify potential environmental and social risks and impacts of our activities (in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles).
  • Security guards: Personnel of companies appointed by Scatec to provide security services to the project site.
  • Operational control: A company has operational control over an operation if the former or one of its subsidiaries has the full authority to introduce and implement its operating policies at the operation – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.


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