Statkraft is present in parts of the world where human rights conformance can be challenging. This is something the Group takes seriously.
Our duty to actively promote respect for human rights and labour rights is clearly described in the company's basic principle document, Statkraft’s Code of Conduct. The guidelines in the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been taken into consideration in Statkraft’s management system and project management tools.
Ongoing dispute concerning development of wind power in Sweden
In 2012, a complaint was lodged against Statkraft before the OECD's Norwegian and Swedish contact points for multinational companies in connection with the development of wind power in Jämtland and Västernorrland counties in Sweden. Statkraft owns 60% of the company building the wind farm - Statkraft SCA Vind AB. Jijnjevaerie Sami Cooperative claims it has not been sufficiently consulted on the parts of the project that affect the Cooperative's reindeer herding, and that Statkraft is therefore in violation of the principles in the guidelines. The Sami Cooperative has therefore requested that the contact points facilitate a dialogue with Statkraft. Multiple Swedish courts have approved the project and project execution, including the consultations with parties affected by the project, which have been ongoing since 2007. The contact points carried out mediation between Jijnevaerie Sami Cooperative and Statkraft in 2014. This mediation was concluded without agreement.