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The Jobmarket

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 and CE markings has increased with the focus on health, safety and environmental issues. Well over thirty thousand EU standards have been confirmed as Icelandic and the structure and processes of certification, accreditation and testing is becoming the main issue. SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries has always recognised the importance of standards issues and have from the beginning been an active player in the board og Icelandic standard body and many of its working groups.

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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

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. SI works 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, development and problem solving.

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Education

The SI takes part in planning vocational and technical education along with educational authorities and various organisations. The federation 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

SI 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 Systems

Integrated management systems leads to a better operational result. Therefore we consider it important to utilize the ideas and practices of quality management and motivate our members to build their quality systems and get them certified as required.

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