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Danske Bank has an independent compliance function - Group Compliance - responsible for monitoring whether the Group complies with applicable laws, market standards, and internal rules and providing advice on mitigating key compliance risks.

Code of conduct

At Danske Bank we are committed to ensuring that customers and markets are at the heart of our decision-making. Our Code of Conduct policy provides practical guidance on behavior and supports colleagues in doing the right thing. The policy reference certain policies, that are only available internally.

Our position on market abuse and conflicts of interest 

  • It is imperative that we prevent market abuse from occurring, so we have set up internal rules and measures to prevent it.

    They include guidelines for registering inside information and identifying insiders. We maintain and continually update an internal list of employees with access to inside information. We also have guidelines for the disclosure, treatment and storage of inside information in order to ensure that inside information is accessible only to persons who need it to perform their professional duties.

    All employees’ personal account transactions in securities are governed by guidelines. The Group has general guidelines for all employees and more restricted guidelines for employees in sensitive functions. Control activities, which entail additional monitoring, are predominantly preventative.

  • Conflicts of interest may arise when the interests of Danske Bank or its employees contradict those of a customer or vendor.

    To ensure that we always make independent decisions, we have a policy for dealing with conflicts of interest. The policy is intended to enable us to identify circumstances that lead or may lead to conflicts of interest and that may entail a significant risk of adversely affecting our customers.

    We have adopted rules for gifts and hospitality, both given and received by employees, in order to mitigate possible conflicts of interest as well as allegations of bribery.

    In accordance with our policy, we have implemented procedures, systems and controls to identify and deal with conflicts of interest in order to remove any doubt about our integrity and the expertise and behaviour of our employees.

Fighting financial crime

Preventing and fighting financial crime are two essential tasks that every responsible financial institution must perform. That is why we at Danske Bank have both an obligation and a commitment to comply with Danish and international anti-money laundering legislation and regulations and to fight money laundering and fraud against banks and customers.

Continuing to strengthen and improve our efforts to preserve the integrity of our business and uphold our societal responsibility is a key priority for us.
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 Danske Bank is committed to conducting business with integrity and doing the right thing for our customers, colleagues and society. We encourage all those who have serious concerns they wish to report, to make use of our Whistleblowing Scheme, where they can report in confidence and – if they choose to do so - anonymously.

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Download Whisteblowing policy