IКЕА voluntary agrees to comply with antiterrorism security requirements
MOSCOW, October 2 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors have dropped a claim against the Swedish furniture corporation IKEA citing the company voluntary met the required antiterrorism security standards, a RAPSI correspondent reports from the Moscow Shcherbinsky District Court on Wednesday.
A representative of the Novomoskovsk District Prosecutor’s Office has taken this decision after the company presented to the court a copy of an elaborated and approved antiterrorist security passport.
Earlier, the Prosecutor’s Office demanded that an IKEA retail facility in the south of the Moscow Region was obliged to develop such a passport and agree it with the administration of the respective local territorial security office, as well as local offices of Russia’s Emergency Ministry and the Russian National Guard.
In October 2017 the Russian Government approved the antiterrorist security requirements applicable to shopping facilities; in particular, they were obliged to install CCTV and alarm systems, as well as those to manage evacuation of customers and staff and illumination. Besides, the facilities were to install information boards displaying evacuation routes. According to the document, the owners of shopping facilities were responsible for ensuring antiterrorist security of their properties.