I am wholeheartedly proud of OMX
As experts in the exchange industry, we at OMX are part of developing financial markets in many regions around the world. The most important contribution we make to society is the creation and sustainability of efficient and fair marketplaces. That is crucial for growth and business diversity, and something we are proud of.
OMX operates the Nordic Exchange and provides exchange technology to over 60 organizations in more than 50 countries. Our customers include individual private investors, banks and brokerages and large international companies as well as major exchanges, clearing organizations and depositories. Our employees come from all parts of life, young and old, men and women, and from diverse cultures. Given our extensive reach and impact on society, we have an important responsibility.
Meeting a high standard of corporate social responsibility goes naturally with our strategies for long-term competitive strength. Our corporate culture combines an entrepreneurial spirit with technological expertise and a broad global perspective. We recognize that our success is tied to our commitment to social responsibility, marketplaces with integrity, equal opportunity, environmental sustainability and reliable communications. Owners, employees, customers, partners and suppliers should be proud to be associated with OMX with regard to what OMX achieves, how we work and what we stand for.
Good ethics within an organization requires sound judgment and responsibility as well as openness and effective communications. In many cases there needs to be discussion, interpretation and debate of the consequences and rights and wrongs of a situation. Acknowledging the difficulties and promoting a dynamic discussion is the foundation of an ethical approach.
This document is a tool to reinforce OMX's values and involve the entire organization. We are guided by a shared interest to contribute towards the overall achievement of the company as a responsible participant in financial markets and in the world at large.
- Employees and consultants must work according to the principles set forward in this document.
- Managers have responsibility to develop, respond and follow up Corporate Social Responsibility - issues within their departments.
- OMX's Marketing & Communications department is responsible for providing the communications needed to support debate and development.
- OMX's President and CEO is responsible for driving the policy forward and reporting to the Board.
- The Board receives annually reports on the functioning and implementation of corporate policies.
This policy encompasses our views on our social responsibility. I am wholeheartedly proud of OMX, and I will do my part to make sure that the vision and guidelines embodied in this document are carried out.
CEO of OMX
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy