Within OP Financial Group, financial remuneration consists of fixed and variable remuneration. Variable remuneration includes performance-based bonuses and a personnel fund.
In its remuneration, OP Financial Group complies with provisions based on EU and national laws and guidelines issued by the European Central Bank, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and other regulators. The Group’s remuneration policies are based on laws, provisions and recommendations applicable to the financial sector and on the Finnish Corporate Governance Code.
OP Financial Group’s variable remuneration is consistent with sound and effective risk management and doesn’t encourage to take excessive risks or to act against the customer’s best interests. The remuneration schemes are in line with the core values, goals and targets, and the business strategy. Qualitative and quantitative factors are included in variable remuneration indicators.
OP Financial Group’s remuneration principles are prepared by OP Cooperative’s Board of Directors with the help of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and decided on by OP Cooperative’s Supervisory Council. Group-level decision-making, monitoring and supervision of remuneration systems takes place within OP Cooperative’s Board of Directors, prepared by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Within the OP cooperative banks, remuneration-related decisions are ultimately made by each bank’s board of directors, within the framework of Group-level instructions.
Compliance and Internal Audit annually evaluate the remuneration schemes, including compliance with their terms and conditions and the remuneration schemes’ regulatory compliance, and report their observations to OP Cooperative’s Board of Directors and its committees.
OP Financial Group’s Remuneration Statement includes more detailed descriptions of remuneration principles, pay policy, decision-making related to remuneration, variable remuneration schemes and the remuneration paid to members of governing bodies and Group Executive Management in 2019.
Remuneration paid within the remuneration schemes in 2019 is described in “Note 48. Variable remuneration” of OP Financial Group’s Report by the Board of Directors and Financial Statements 2019.