This pledge has been developed by the Clean Energy Council in collaboration with its Risks of Modern Slavery working group. Modern slavery and forced labour are important issues for both the renewable energy industry and for human rights. The pledge is an opportunity for your company to demonstrate its commitment to addressing this challenge.
The full text of the pledge is below. If your organisation would like to sign up to the pledge and if you are authorised by your organisation to make this commitment on their behalf, please fill in the form below the pledge.
Clean Energy Council Pledge against Modern Slavery
In recognition of the global prevalence of modern slavery and risks for the rapidly developing renewable energy sector, the Clean Energy Council and the undersigned members (‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) declare our corporate responsibility to respect human rights.
Our common purpose is to work towards our operations and supply chains being free of adverse human rights impacts, including modern slavery. We each commit to:
- adopt adequate procedures to manage the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains;
- take into account modern slavery risk when selecting and managing suppliers;
- seek to contractually oblige our suppliers to have in place adequate procedures to manage their modern slavery risk;
- build awareness of modern slavery risks in the various forms of clean energy; and
- collaborate with Clean Energy Council members, suppliers and other relevant third parties on fulfilling each of the above commitments, in accordance with competition laws.
Pledge governance arrangements
- Signatories agree to honour the commitments set out in the pledge.
- The Clean Energy Council will maintain and publish an up-to-date list of signatories to the pledge on its website. Signatories are welcome to publish a copy of the pledge on their websites.
- Signatories must be Clean Energy Council members.
- The pledge will be reviewed as necessary to ensure it retains currency and relevance over time. Signatories will be consulted before changes are made. The final decision on whether to amend the pledge will be made by the Clean Energy Council. The Clean Energy Council will provide a reasonable notice period for any proposed changes.
- A signatory may decide at any time to withdraw from the pledge. In doing so, the signatory will be removed from the list of signatories on the Clean Energy Council website and must remove any reference to the pledge on their own website and other communications. To withdraw from the pledge, the signatory must email [email protected] for the Clean Energy Council to action.
- In terms of a signatory honouring the pledge, signatories are responsible for managing concerns raised with them or about them via the Clean Energy Council. The Clean Energy Council may approach signatories if we have concerns about their commitment to honouring the pledge, and reserve the right to remove the company as a signatory and request that the signatory remove any reference to the pledge on their website and other communications.
- The Clean Energy Council does not have a role in monitoring signatories’ reporting under the Modern Slavery Act or other related regulatory compliance.