Integrity

Act ethically and with integrity

Standard 2 | Integrity

The organization acts ethically and with integrity.
 

The following principles apply to all sectors:

Honesty: Charitable organizations act honestly, communicate truthfully and work to retain the trust of the general public.

Transparency: Charitable organizations provide transparent information. They make it clear to the general public what type of organization they are and what their background and ideological orientation is. They file fair and timely accounts which provide a comprehensive and truthful view of their structure, activity and use of funds.

Integrity: Charitable organizations comply with the law and maintain their integrity.

Respect: Charitable organizations act respectfully and are mindful of human dignity. Their actions are consistent with the prevailing social and cultural conditions.

Responsibility: Charitable organizations act responsibly and focus their activity firmly on their designated purpose. In particular, they take underlying values into account and protect the interests of donors, clients and the general public.

Effectiveness: Charitable organizations act efficiently, effectively and sustainably. They use the funds donated to them for the designated purpose and ensure that honorary boards, volunteers and employees work together effectively.

Introduction

The 21 Zewo standards came into effect on 1 January 2016.

Charitable Non-Profit Organization with the Zewo quality seal will be assessed for compliance with the 21 Zewo standards using assessment processes due to launch on 1 January 2017, in accordance with the Zewo quality seal regulations.

Charitable Non-Profit Organization without the Zewo quality seal will be assessed for compliance with the 21 Zewo standards from 1 July 2016 in accordance with the Zewo quality seal regulations.

(see: https://www.zewo.ch/fur-hilfswerke/die-21-zewo-standards)

 

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