Key numbers from 2023: 

  • Proportion of women: 28,5% 
  • Proportion of workforce organized in trade unions:78% 
  • Procurement from suppliers, who have invoiced for over NOK 500,000, and spend: NOK 6.3 billion on 580 suppliers 

We will: 

  • Contribute to electrification and value creation 
  • Work for coexistence between all affected parties and facilitate stakeholder involvement at an early stage 
  • Integrate due diligence processes and respect human rights and labour rights throughout the value chain 

 Prioritised actual impact and material risk 

 Overarching measures to prevent or mitigateadverse impacts 

Occupational health, safety and environment (HSE) for own employees and employees in the supply chain 

• Reinforcement of risk management tools  

• Expansion of training in connection with work at height 

• Study of HSE requirements offshore 

• Reinforcement of safety awareness in-house 

Indigenous peoples’ rights in Norway 

• Guidelines update 

• Internal awareness raising 

• Strategic and proactive dialogue and analyses to build trust between parties 


• Diversity statement in job adverts 

• Goal of having at least one woman in each final interview round 

• Workplace facilitation for people with disabilities 

• Provision of Norwegian language tuition 

• Retention of a dedicated diversity group to work on initiatives that can raise internal awareness of diversity and inclusion 

 •Inclusion of diversity and inclusivity as themes in our leadership program  

Decent working conditions in the supply chain outside of Norway and in the extraction of raw materials 

• Introduction of requirements relating to conflict minerals in relevant contracts 

• Further development of the compliance program for supplier management in 2024 

Respect for human rights 

At Statnett, respect for human and labour rights are fundamental. Statnett's operations involves a risk of negative impact on human and employee rights. Therefore, we work actively to ensure that these rights are respected, both in our own business and throughout our value chain. We carry out the aforementioned process in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct.   

Labor rights The work to create a safe workday for all employees is very important for Statnett. We enable a secure power supply and good HSE by actively preventing injuries to personnel, damage to infrastructure, IT systems and information. We reduce the consequences of unplanned incidents by preparing for emergency situations. Statnett abides by Norwegian laws and supports internationally recognized labour rights, including the International Labour Organizations core conventions. 

Read more about our work with HSE. 

Diversity, equality and non-discrimination 

We work to promote equality and prevent discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, pregnancy, leave in connection with childbirth or adoption, care responsibilities, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our policy for people, management and governance makes it clear that no one at Statnett or our suppliers is to be subjected to harassment, bullying or discrimination.

To achieve this, we aim to increase the proportion of women in the workforce and increase the diversity of the workforce. For more information, see the annual report for 2023, section ‘Diversity, equality and non-discrimination.   

Responsible supply chains 

The pace of grid expansion is accelerating, not only in Norway but also worldwide. This puts additional pressure on the supply market, where the risk of human rights abuses and poor working conditions is increasing. To prevent and manage these risks, it is vital that we have robust processes relating to procurement and supply chain management.   Due diligence is a key aspect of this work.   

Statnett's Supplier Code of Conduct expresses our expectations and set out our requirements for all business partners and suppliers, including the supplier's employees, board members, hired personnel and consultants who have assignments for Statnett’s suppliers. The Code of Conduct has been prepared to clearly communicate our standards in this area. Our requirements and standards must also be adhered to by any subcontractors in a supplier's contract chain. 

Read more on how we collaborate with our suppliers.

Stakeholder dialogue

We must ensure that we establish continuous dialogue with stakeholders, that this dialogue is two-way, carried out in good faith and is responsive. This is important to understand the needs and concerns of potentially affected individuals and groups.  

Statnett is working towards   coexistence with affected groups. Our aim is to resolve conflict and achieve common goals, based on dialogue, trust and knowledge. Statnett has extensive experience of dialogue and collaboration with various stakeholders in our projects. It is important to constantly improve our efforts to ensure greater harmony between us and affected groups. 


Statnett has developed routines that facilitate whistleblowing related to objectionable conditions. The whistleblowing routines and channel applies to all employees and hired personnel in Statnett. The channel is also open to people who are not employed by Statnett. This could be, for example, employees of our suppliers. 

Statnett’s electronic whistleblowing channel “Mitt varsel’, facilitates anonymous reporting. Reports submitted via “Mitt varsel” are followed up by the Ethics and Whistleblowing Committee in accordance with its mandate. This applies to all negative or censurable incidents, including cases involving equality and discrimination. 

Read more about Ethics and Whistleblowing.