Codes of conduct

The guiding principle of Santander Group’s activity is the defence of its integrity and reputation, complying strictly with legislation and regulations and with the ethical standards applicable in the markets in which it operates.

Putting this commitment into practice requires the implementation of a strong corporate culture at all levels of the organisation, together with the establishment and continual updating of a whole set of policies, procedures, codes of conduct and internal controls.

Code of Conduct in Securities Markets


General Code of Conduct

The General Code of Conduct contains the ethical principles and standards of conduct that govern the behaviour of all Banco Santander employees and is the central pillar of the Group’s compliance programme.


Canal Abierto

Banco Santander has a channel for anyone related to its group to report irregular financial and accounting practices or violations of its General Code of Conduct, corporate behaviour and Internal Governance system anonymously and confidentially.


Executive summary of the Santander Group's Corruption Prevention Policy

This page contains information on Santander Group’s anti-corruption policy:


Policy on conflicts of interest

This policy aims to provide Santander Group employees, directors and entities with guidelines for preventing and managing conflicts of interest that may arise as a result of their activities.


Financing of Political Parties Policy

Santander is governed by principles of transparency, honesty and political neutrality in its interactions with political parties and other entities exposed to public and social causes that are also political in nature.

The Financing of Political Parties Policy sets out the conduct standards and limitations that must be observed by Santander in its interactions with political parties, in line with the above principles.