Ambitions and goals

In 2015, Statkraft performed a materiality analysis to identify the corporate responsibility aspects that are most material to the company. One of the aspects is “Safety and safeguarding of people”, and ambitions, goals and status for 2015 are presented here.

Status 2015 for health and safety targets

Safety considerations are firmly embedded with the company's senior management. Identified ambitions and goals show that personnel safety has a very strong focus.

The key figures for health and safety were revised in 2015 and greater attention has now been given to high-risk incidents. New, leading indicators have also been developed and will be implemented in 2016. The new indicators will measure management and employee health and safety commitment by logging relevant activities such as completed health and safety inspections, risk assessments, transfer of experience or suggested improvements that will contribute to increased safety.

In December 2015, the “CEO’s HSE award” was launched. The award will contribute to improve the health and safety results. The award will recognise excellent health and safety work and good, innovative solutions that can be implemented across the Group. The first “CEO’s HSE award” will be announced in the second half of 2016.

In 2015, Statkraft launched a project to develop “life saving rules” in order to strengthen the company's focus on high-risk activities and preventive measures. The purpose of the project is to identify and implement specific safety rules for selected high-risk activities. The rules will be suitable for communication at all levels of the organisation, and will be supported by efficient tools for roll-out and follow-up.

Securing of personnel is an increasing challenge for Statkraft. New personnel security requirements were introduced in 2015. The requirements include a clarification of roles and responsibilities as well as the process for assessing risk. Such assessments have been completed for key locations in 2015 and will continue in 2016.

Sharing of knowledge and experiences across the organisation is essential for good health and safety performance. Sharing of good practices and learning from incidents that have occurred are important for the organisation to improve its performance. Lessons learned from all serious incidents are made available to the organisation and discussed in the Group's health and safety network.

Adequate competence is a prerequisite for a good safety culture. Training courses are therefore provided within multiple areas. Examples of this include online courses in health and safety work, both at basic and operative level, and more comprehensive health and safety training as part of Statkraft’s project manager training.