Vattenfall releases new report on human rights risks in Colombia

In March 2017, Vattenfall conducted an on-site enhanced due diligence to identify possible human rights risks through their coal procurement activities in Colombia. This visit resulted in a report ‘A Human Rights Risk Assessment in Colombia’.


According to Annika Ramsköld, head of Corporate Sustainability, Vattenfall is the first European utility to conduct such a risk analysis, and has received positive feedback from many stakeholders, including several NGOs.


“Although we are fully aware of the complex and difficult political and social situation in Colombia, we believe in a process of engagement and continuous improvement where we want to build bridges between local stakeholders.”


The report is based on interviews with more than 50 stakeholders in Colombia, among others government representatives, NGOs, labor unions, communities and mining companies.


It focuses on the four main human rights risks: Workers’ Rights (Occupational Health and Safety and Freedom of Association); Displacement and Land Restitution in the Internal Armed Conflict; Involuntary Resettlement; and Environment and Communities.


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