Since Vestas joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative in 2009, the company has been actively supporting the 10 principles within the business and supply chain. The 10 principles guide Vestas’ CSR work, whilst the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are used as a framework for respecting human rights.
Core to CSR at Vestas is building the social license to operate and conducting social due diligence based on international standards. Vestas’ Social Due Diligence systematically identifies, quantifies, and assesses the social risks associated with Vestas’ project activities in emerging markets.
The results of the Social Due Diligence is to prevent/mitigate negative impacts and create alignment between the customer and other stakeholders, in order to gain and maintain the social license to operate and to clearly define roles and responsibilities in the project.