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
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.
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.