BREAKING NEWS: West Virginians for Sustainable Development stated in a press release on June 3, 2021 that “following a year-long investigation Denmark’s Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct (NCP Denmark) has determined that Rockwool International A/S and its North American subsidiary failed to comply with well-established international guidelines in the planning and construction of its factory in Jefferson County, West Virginia.”
From their report:
- Risk assessment: NCP Denmark found that Rockwool’s actions “were based on a transactional due diligence approach and thereby too narrowly focused on risks to the company itself rather than identifying potential adverse impacts on people, the environment, and society in accordance with the OECD Guidelines.”
- Community engagement: NCP Denmark criticized Rockwool’s community engagement, stating that the company did not provide “meaningful opportunities for the relevant stakeholders to express their views during the planning and decision-making process of the manufacturing facility project.”
JCV thanks and congratulates our community partner, West Virginians for Sustainable development in their two year effort to bring Rockwool’s violations of International guidelines to light for all to see.