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SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries lead the reorganisation of the employers organisation. Our purpose is to rationalise business, increase collaboration between employers and clarify the role of each member. SI - the Federeation of Icelandic Industries is by far the largest member organisation of The Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA).

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Export – internationalisation

Increased export and internationalisation are important to the growth and development of Icelandic businesses. With increased globalisation the importance of these factors has increased rapidly within SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries.

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Standards and CE-markings

The importance of european standards has increased with the growing number of member states and well over ten thousand have been confirmed as Icelandic standards. SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries has always recognised the importance of being involved with work regarding standards issues and have representatives in occupational work groups within the Icelandic Standards Institute.

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Energy- and environmental matters

The SI energy policy aims to increase the competitiveness of Icelandic industry. It is our opinion that a better energy structure and lower energy prices will increase foreign investment in the country and increase the use of domestic energy.

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Government purchasing and tender issues

SI - the Federation of Icelandic industry monitors the purchasing of the government and county councils. We have fought hard for the state and counties to tender all their purchasing of goods and services and to make the rules clear and transparent.

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Innovation and development

Innovation and development is necessary for industrial progress. We work with a wide range of domestic and foreign parties, take active part in strategic planning and promote the co-operation of industrial companies, their customers and institutions in the fields of research, product development and problem solving.

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Education and information

The SI takes part in planning vocational en technical education along with educational authorities and various organisations. The federeation has a representative on the board of the educational organisations of industry which have for a number of years organised continuing education for tradesmen and managers.

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Marketing, public relations, conferences and exhibitions

The SI markets icelandic industry and it´s importance to the public, politicians and schools, for instance through advertising campaigns, projects, exhibitions and conferences.

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Legal matters

We advice and assist in most legal matters concerning the operation of industrial enterprises. In-time evaluation, of the legal position can prevent expenses and other inconveniences at a later stage.

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Quality control, management and operations

Targeted management leads to a better operational result. Therefore we consider it important that as many as possible study the ideas and practices of quality management and we also assist our members in taking the first steps towards building their own quality systems.

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