Human rights impact assessment for onshore wind

Published February 2024

Everoze has delivered its first human rights impact assessment for Boralex eight wind farms located in Metropolitan France.

The assessment was conducted in line with the Equator Principles requirements and focused on identifying salient human rights risks specific to onshore wind operations, their value chains, and local context. The assessment confirmed that the wind farms are not causing or contributing to human rights violations. The findings revealed that in the onshore wind generation the biggest vulnerabilities to human rights risks are within the value chains, which are usually outside of direct control of wind turbine operators and require robust risk mitigation policies and protocols at the corporate levels of wind operators.

Kloé Chauvigné, technical lead, wind energy, Boralex:“Everoze is a long-time trusted partner for renewable energy due diligence. When we turned to them with immediate need for the Equator Principles assessments, they have had a solid experience already in assessing climate risks, but human rights impact assessment was a new service for their team and required our trust and open communication. Everoze has developed an approach from scratch for us. We are very happy with the reports and their quality. ”

Everoze’s sustainability work was led by Diana Zadorozhna supported by a broader project team including Nastasia Pacaut, Nawel M’siah, Ellie van der Heijden and Ragna Schmidt-Haupt.