Statkraft works systematically on issues linked to security, emergency preparedness and crisis management. The handling of security issues is based on internationally recognised principles.

Statkraft takes a comprehensive approach to security topics, and in 2014 we identified improvement areas and measures which will ensure secure that Statkraft is on a par with good international practice.

In Statkraft, the area of security encompasses personnel security, physical security, IT system 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.

The Group's guidelines for securing personnel 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. Immediate 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.