On September 28, 2022, the IRM received and registered a complaint related to working conditions in the Benban Solar Park, and with potential relevance to FP039. The complainant is an employee of the company Health and Safety Home, working for and having previously worked in different capacities in the Benban Solar Park. The complainant raises several allegations regarding working conditions and labour management issues, including quality of food provided and differential treatment of employees in terms of salary, benefits and promotions. The complainant further alleges workplace harassment and retaliation for requesting raises and for filing complaints. Per the complainant, despite the size and scale of the solar park, the complainant asserts that there has been no community development in the village (BenBan) where the project is based. The IRM determined the case to be eligible and will now proceed to the initial steps phase to determine choice of case-handling process.
28 Sep 2022
Initial steps and process choice
Nature of harm raised
GCF policies raised
|Project title||GCF-EBRD Egypt Renewable Energy Financing Framework|
Energy generation and access
|Risk category||Category B|