Values and policy

The Environmental Agency has the interest of future generations and nature as its guiding light in setting policy and the tasks of the Agency.

  • The Environmental Agency looks to the future and emphasizes cooperation and the counting of results as its primary values.
  • The Environmental Agency is a leading agent in environmental issues and nature conservation in the community. The role of the Agency is to closely monitor the development of environmental issues and safeguard the welfare of the public. 
  • Transparency is a key element in the operations and policy of the Environmental Agency.
  • The Environmental Agency sets its goals, accounts for results, and publishes conclusions. 
  • The policy of the Environmental Agency for the years 2023-2025 is founded upon the position of the Agency and provides oversight over the welfare of residents all over the country. 
  • Working in groups is the main work method of the Agency and works well for formulating the future policy of the Environmental Agency in each instance. 
  • The Environmental Agency uses the talents and strengths of each staff member and seeks the best solution in cooperation with the public and parties of interest. 

The staff of the Environment Agency of Iceland in 2022.