Alliander plays a central role in the energy supply domain and is moreover an attractive employer that is committed to high-quality professional skills. Partnership at local and regional level is essential in order to address the challenges facing our organisation. The Regional Energy Strategy (RES) programme was an example of such collaboration. Alliander makes a significant contribution to these regional plans drawing on its knowledge and expertise, thereby helping to design a new, sustainable energy supply for the future.
In implementing our strategy, we run up against a number of challenges within our organisation. One such is the shortage of technically qualified staff. To address this, we are engaged in an extensive recruitment campaign and are seeking to involve partners in the sector as well as educational institutions. We are experiencing scarcity in materials and resources.
We also recognise that we are unable to respond quickly enough to changes. For that reason, we have invested in agility, decisiveness, cost-effectiveness and working as one team. Progress has been made in making our new organisational structure operational. We are working with a new consultative structure, we are introducing focus and we are asking employees to reflect, learn and perform.
Finally, we have identified certain threats as well, such as cybercrime, privacy, changing legislation and regulations, our ability to obtain long-term financing and a fast-growing work package. These threats and what we are doing to address them are described in greater detail in the Risks section.