Statkraft works systematically in relation to security and emergency preparedness and aims to comply with international best practice. The handling of security issues is based on recognised principles.

There are four areas covered by the umbrella term security in Statkraft: personnel security, physical security, ICT security and information security. In a critical situation, these areas will be handled together by a coordinating staff function, while the daily follow-up is handled in the line and the individual staff area.

The Project Statkraft Security was initiated in 2013 to identify improvement areas and specific improvement measures for the security area. The project will run until 2017 and includes clarification of roles and responsibilities, further development of requirements and guidelines, expertise enhancement among key personnel in Statkraft, crisis management training and development of a uniform company security culture in Statkraft.

The Group's guidelines for securing people and assets are based on national guidelines and internationally recognised principles:  

  • Guidelines and recommendations from the Norwegian National Security Authority, the Police and Norwegian Armed Forces
  • The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • The UN Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials
  • The UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

Risk assessment

The security situation, as regards e.g. political instability, terrorism, sabotage and organised crime, is assessed continually in all areas where Statkraft has a presence. Such assessments are made both at the corporate level and by the individual unit. Measures will be considered upon changes in the security situation, e.g. reinforced security routines and travel restrictions.

Demonstration against hydropower project in India.

Emergency preparedness

All business units, country offices and operative units in Statkraft have established emergency preparedness plans in order to handle emergencies in a structured and systematic manner. In addition, there is an overall Group emergency preparedness plan describing procedures for notification, interaction, information sharing and communication in a crisis. The emergency preparedness plans are regularly revised, and regular drills are held on small and large scales.

Securing Statkraft's assets

All of Statkraft's buildings, plants and infrastructure are secured against unauthorised access. The purpose of this is to secure the Group's assets against external threats and vandalism, but also to protect third parties against any safety risks in connection with the Group's installations.

Statkraft is involved in development activities in countries and areas which can be politically unstable. This may result in an increased need for guards and security measures for people and assets. If the threat situation so warrants, this may involve armed guards.

Large parts of the Muslim world engaged in large-scale protests following the publication of drawings of Mohammed in Norwegian media.