We are committed to ensure that Cordaid is a safe and welcoming workplace for everybody, that we treat everyone who comes into contact with Cordaid with respect and dignity, and that we use all powers, authorities, assets, resources, and funds entrusted to us appropriately.
When it comes to the behavior of our employees and all those who represent our organization, we hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of integrity. In addition, we recognize that the protection and safety of vulnerable people in the fragile areas where Cordaid is active are of the utmost importance. Therefore, all our staff commits to the Cordaid Code of Conduct.
The purpose of our Integrity Framework is to create a work environment that is free from intimidation, fraudulent behavior, conflict of interest and (sexual) misconduct. We achieve this by raising awareness about integrity and promoting an atmosphere in which colleagues can hold each other accountable whenever they feel lines are being crossed. Furthermore, it is vital that people who are affected by inappropriate behavior are able to report this quickly and safely.
Anyone who witnesses any type of misconduct or experiences any form of undesirable behavior from a person who represents Cordaid, can confidentially contact our Integrity Officer directly at [email protected].
Cordaid’s approach to Integrity
Cordaid’s approach to Integrity is described in our Integrity Framework. This document guides you to the relevant policies and procedures.
- Cordaid’s Code of Conduct defines our general standards of behavior.
- Cordaid’s Safeguarding Policy defines our standards to ensure the well-being and safety of everyone who comes into contact with Cordaid, including staff and adult and child beneficiaries.
- Cordaid’s Fraud Policy defines our standards to prevent corruption, asset, and cash misappropriation & financial statement fraud and outlines the related measures for prevention, reporting, case handling, and sanctions.
- Cordaid’s Conflict of Interest Policy describes conflicts of interest and outlines the procedure to disclose and resolve conflicts.
- Cordaid’s Anti-terrorism and Anti-money laundering Policy defines terrorism and money laundering and outlines measures for prevention, detection, monitoring, and reporting.
- Cordaid’s Integrity Standard Operating Procedures defines the procedures on how to report and handle suspected integrity breaches.
As of 1 January 2021, Cordaid and ICCO have joined forces. All documents listed here are applicable for ICCO, with the exception of the ICCO Code of Conduct.