Anti-Corruption and Anti-SHEA policies
IWGIA maintains a policy of zero tolerance towards corruption and misappropriation of funds in all its forms. The guiding principle is to place high demands on professional ethics as well as on the integrity of each individual and organisation - both internally towards ourselves and externally towards our partners and subcontractors. The target group for this code is IWGIA's employees, subcontractors and partners, both in Denmark and abroad, including their staff and volunteers. This Code will/should/is supplemented by existing, and if relevant, new guidelines aimed at specific areas of IWGIA’s work. As IWGIA undertakes the administration of donor funds subject to DANIDA's, NORAD’s and EC’s guidelines, the highest standard prevails.
Partner organisations receiving public Danish funds through IWGIA must accept the following clause from the Danish Foreign Ministry when signing on to contract with IWGIA:
“No offer, payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes illegal or corrupt practice, shall be made, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward in relation to tendering, award of the contract or execution of the contract. Any such practice will be ground for the immediate cancellation of this contract and for such additional action, civil and/or criminal, as may be appropriate. At the discretion of the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a further consequence of any such practice can be the definite exclusion from any tendering for DANIDA funded projects.”
IWGIA maintains a policy of zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA) in all its forms. IWGIA is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees, cooperation partners and consultants, free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment, exploitation or abuse at work including sexual harassment. IWGIA will operate a zero-tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse, treat all incidents seriously and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual harassment exploitation or abuse. Any person found to have exploited, abused or sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action. All complaints of misconduct will be taken seriously and treated with respect and in confidence. No one will be victimised for making such a complaint.