Transparency

Transparency is a vital element in our federation culture. It allows us to learn from our work and from each other. It is a cornerstone of the trust our donors, partners and especially the children we work for place in us. 

Accountability

Sound management and reporting practises enable us to use the resources entrusted to us in the best ways possible, meet legal requirements, learn from experience, and do the most good for children.

These key management policies and guidelines enable us to use our resources effectively, meet legal requirements, and learn from our experience so we can do the most good for children:

Integrity and compliance

At SOS Children’s Villages, transparency and accountability underline everything we do. We are committed to using all of our funds and resources wisely, ensuring they are being appropriately utilised and accounted for.

Annual reports

Our International Annual Reports provide information about how we have been doing, highlight the outcomes and the impact of our work, and include important programme statistics and financial results. 
International Annual Reports

 

SOS Children’s Villages International is a member of Accountable Now, a cross-sector platform for internationally operating civil society organisations (CSOs). Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We have signed the 12 Accountability Commitments of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability and seek to respect human rights, be independent and work ethically and professionally.
 
Annually, we report publicly on our economic, environmental and social performance in line with Accountable Now’s Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. These reports are published both in our publications library and on Accountable Now’s website.


 

SOS Children’s Villages International is a member of the CHS Alliance, a global alliance of humanitarian and development organizations committed to ensuring quality and accountability in humanitarian projects. As part of the alliance, we commit to the Core Humanitarian Standards and making sure that the support we provide for children and families in our emergency response programmes actually meets their needs and priorities. 


 

SOS Children’s Villages International is a signatory member to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief, a voluntary code that sets out the then core humanitarian principles and includes recommendations designed to guide signatories to deliver principled and effective humanitarian action. By adhering to the Code of Conduct, we seek to uphold our behavior to the highest standards of independence, effectiveness and impact.


 

SOS Children’s Villages International is a member of The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The Alliance works as a global network that facilitates inter-agency technical collaboration on child protection in emergency settings. The Alliance also oversees the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. As a member, we commit to promote and integrate humanitarian standards and norms to ensure the quality and effectiveness of our emergency programs.

Financial Data

We are committed to holding ourselves accountable for the promises we make to our supporters, partners, staff, and most of all, children. We at SOS Children's Villages International, believe in open and transparent reporting.

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