Sustainability

At Arion Bank we are dedicated to working responsibly, in harmony with society and the environment. 

Arion Bank’s sustainability policy

We want to act as a role model in responsible and profitable business practices, taking into account the environment, the economy and the society in which we live and work. We try to see things from our customers’ viewpoint and strive to do better today than we did yesterday.

We work in an attractive workplace where knowledge creates future value for the benefit of our customers, investors and society as a whole.

The diagram to the side shows the key stakeholders and main sustainability focuses

More about sustainability in Annual Report 2018

Commitments and certifications

  • Signatory to UN Women and UN Global Compact since 2014

  • Signatory to Festa and City of Reykjavík’s Declaration on Climate Change since 2015

  • Awarded equal pay certification by the labour union VR in 2015, and awarded Ministry of Welfare’s equal pay symbol in 2018, on both occasions first Icelandic bank to be recognized in this way

  • Signatory to UN Global Compact, the UN's initiative to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices, since 2016

  • Recognized as a company which has achieved excellence in corporate governance by the Center for Corporate Governance, since 2015

  • Signatory to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment, UN PRI, since 2017