|BKW Group and Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland|
|Description||Specific instance submitted by Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland concerning an alleged non-observance of the Guidelines by BKW Group|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||16 Jan 2020|
|Industry sector||Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
Read the initial assessment issued by the Swiss NCP – 12 May 2020.
On 16 January 2020, the Swiss NCP received a specific instance from the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland, an NGO, alleging that BKW Group, an energy and infrastructure company, violated the human rights of the Sami indigenous people as a result of its minority stake in the construction of the “Fosen Vind DA”wind power plant in Norway The submission relates to BKW Group's due diligence process to prevent or mitigate possible impacts and consultations with the indigenous community.
On 12 May 2020, the NCP published its initial assessment in which it concluded that the issues raised in the submission merit further consideration. The NCP accepted the specific instance and has offered its good offices to the parties.