GOGLA's statement on reported human rights abuses within the solar supply chain

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GOGLA's statement on reported human rights abuses within the solar supply chain

Updated June 2021

GOGLA and its Members are concerned about reports of serious ethical and sustainability issues in the solar supply chain, including reports of human rights abuses. Alongside other solar industry associations, partners, and organisations, we strongly condemn the use of forced labour and any instances of human rights violations within the solar sector.

GOGLA's Guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility Policy - adopted by Members at our 2021 Annual General Meeting - recognises internationally recognised standards on human rights and responsible business conduct which our Members are required to adhere to. These include the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at WorkOECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

GOGLA is working with its Members and Partners to investigate the extent of any human rights abuses within the off-grid solar supply chain. We are connecting with other leading solar industry organisations, development partners, and funders, to engage and align with initiatives focussed on addressing this issue. 

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