ACCIONA undertakes to respect the human rights and public freedoms recognized in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 2018, ACCIONA has updated the Human Rights Policy with the aim of aligning it even more to the stipulations in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Following the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ACCIONA is working on implementing a due diligence process involving:
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In relation to local community rights and labour rights that may be affected by its activities, ACCIONA is studying, through its Social Impact Management (SIM) methodology, potential human rights violations that a specific project or service could cause in the communities and other stakeholders, among other factors.
In 2018, risks of potential human rights violations were identified in 10 of the projects in which the SIM methodology was implemented. In all these cases, measures were taken to keep such violations from occurring.
As regards the supply chain, ACCIONA has diverse mechanisms in place to help prevent human rights violations, such as the Self-Declaration of Responsibility for Suppliers, Ethical Principles for Suppliers, Contractors and Partners, Risk Maps, and so on. In 2018, the PROCUR-e purchasing system found no suppliers or contractors that were violating or jeopardizing compliance with human rights.