Research and development
Intellectual property rights
Our employees are obliged to protect the company’s intellectual property rights, as well as complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including observing the intellectual property rights of our suppliers and vendors.
Information security is already embedded in our Group Operation Security Policy. Its focus is on protecting our business information, and the systems processing these information. With the increasing cyber threat, we recognise we need a separate policy that focuses on operational technology cyber security. Hence we have developed the Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Security Policy to ensure the protection of OT operations along our value chain, including generation, distribution and transmission of energy. This policy has come into effect in the first quarter of 2018.
Under the Group OT Cyber Security Policy, we will develop the Regional OT Cyber Security Standards as well as OT Standard Operating Procedures, to provide clear and practical guidance across all levels. The Policy was developed with representatives from different regions, to ensure the policy can meet local regulations and context, and be implementable.