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We aim for strong financial, operational and program management systems and a responsible organization to ensure the highest standards.

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Quality and control

ICCO has an ISO 9001:2015 and a Partos 9001:2015 certification on quality management systems. ICCO has an ANBI statement (Dutch) which confirms our non-profit status. ICCO is also a CBF qualified organization and complies with its requirements. The CBF monitors all philanthropic bodies in the Netherlands and evaluates their management and policy in order to increase the transparency of the charity sector.

Quality standards and code of conducts

ICCO promotes the use of standards, guidelines and certificates to collectively improve or develop our work and prevent wrongful conduct. All staff members, as well as consultants and partners, are required to sign a contract indicating that they will adhere to these codes.

In relation to wrong conduct we have in place:

ICCO also has standards related to procurement. These standards apply to all procurement by ICCO or partners funded by ICCO.

 

Integrity codes and violations

Sexually intolerant behavior and abuse of power go against everything that we stand for. For the purpose of our sector Partos and Goede Doelen Nederland (Dutch), have jointly developed an ‘Integrity System Guide’.

The ‘Integrity System Guide’ is the basis for our own Integrity Policy. ICCO commits to improve communication, training and sustaining our policies and codes complying with Partos, ACT Alliance Code of Conduct, the Dutch Relief Alliance Integrity Guidance Note and the Regulations of CBF.

Fraud and financial incapacity procedure

ICCO implements a ‘Fraud and Financial Incapacity Procedure’ as part of the overall integrity policy. We try to prevent fraud and corruption through close monitoring and abiding by strict contracting procedures.

Complaints and appeals and Whistleblower

As part of ICCO’s integrity policy ICCO treats seriously complaints and appeals made by partner-organizations and other clients (partners). To this end ICCO has a clearly defined complaints and appeals.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

ICCO’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy is based on the criteria of ISO 26000. ISO 26000 is a universally accepted guideline how to define and implement CSR.

In our CSR policy we use seven principles:

  1. Accountability
  2. Transparency
  3. Ethical behavior
  4. Respect for stakeholder interest
  5. Respect for the rule of law
  6. Respect for the international norms of behavior
  7. Respect for human rights.

 

Focal points of our CSR policy

  • we adhere to the SBF Code for Good Governance for charities (previously Code Wijffels)
  • we ensure sound financial management throughout the project cycle
  • our investment portfolio with ING Bank is termed sustainable based on more than hundred non-financial indicators on social and environmental responsibility
  • we are climate neutral by offsetting carbon emissions with carbon credits from FairClimateFund
  • our offices are managed in a sustainable way by minimizing energy consumption.

CSR policy ICCOCorporate Social Responsibility ICCO (pdf)