At Vestas we know and understand that establishing and maintaining a Social License to Operate is essential for successful and sustainable projects, especially in emerging markets. This is why Vestas prioritises working with customers, local authorities, communities, and other actors in wind farm projects to develop good relationships and invest back in the local community.
In partnership with our customers, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vestas engages in activities including local employment, community development, and training & education to establish a positive footprint in the communities where the wind farms are located. Our Social License to Operate strategy essentially builds a healthy foundation of community acceptance, which supports the positive acceptance of the wind farm throughout its lifetime.
This approach has led to CSR initiatives in local communities connected to projects Vestas has built around the world aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), some of which are introduced below: