Strategy and policies

Íslandsbanki has adopted policies, rules and procedures to promote good corporate governance and to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations applicable to the Bank's operations.

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In addition to the Bank´s overall policy the Bank also has a Corporate Social Responsibility policy and a Human Resource Strategy.

In order to promote transparency and sound corporate governance we have a general ownership policy and a policy on the sale of the Bank´s assets.

Strategy and Policy


Íslandsbanki´s strategy

Annual Strategy Summits involving Board members, employees and customers have played a key role in defining particular aspects of the Bank’s strategy, including role, values, and vision. The objective of the Bank´s strategy is to create and deliver long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders. 

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Sustainability Policy

Íslandsbanki is one of Iceland's leading companies. As a large workplace with a very broad client base, the Bank has made it a priority to maintain a good relationship with its immediate environment and customers.

Íslandsbanki’s Sustainability Policy aims at making the Bank a model of exemplary operations in the Icelandic business community and a catalyst for positive social action, moving Iceland forward by empowering its customers to succeed.

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Human Resource Strategy

Íslandsbanki offers its employees good working conditions and enticing opportunities in a variety of ways. The objective of Íslandsbanki is to recruit, strengthen and retain skilled and reliable staff.

Íslandsbanki endeavours to create a secure working environment which places an emphasis on non-discrimination, clear vision, transparent working methods and the active participation of its employees in, among other things, the strategy building process of the bank.

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Code of Conduct

Íslandsbanki employees are invested in their customers’ success. They work together as partners to find solutions for their customers, with professionalism as a guiding principle.

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General ownership policy


Íslandsbanki's Board has approved the bank's general ownership policy. 
The aim of the policy is to outline the bank's values and guidelines on corporate governance on a Group basis. The measures are designed to support investment transparency and effective corporate governance.

The policy covers all the bank's subsidiaries.