Our Policies

IOD PARC conducts its business in line with UK law and governance practice and has policies in place to ensure a safe, compliant, and non-discriminatory workplace. All statutory and governance policies are reviewed annually to ensure they are fit for purpose, aligned to reducing risk, and continue to enable us to work safely and effectively with colleagues, partners, and clients.  

These policies apply to all Representatives who work with IOD PARC, including staff, associates, subcontractors, partners, and suppliers. We expect all of these groups to behave according to our values and policies.  

Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption 

IOD PARC is committed to developing an anti-fraud culture and keeping the opportunities for fraud, bribery, and corruption to the absolute minimum. All Representatives of IOD PARC will act honestly and with integrity at all times and safeguard the resources for which they are responsible. Our Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy presents the responsibilities of specific roles in the fight against fraud,  bribery,  corruption,  and other  Prohibited  Acts. It demonstrates the  IOD  PARC  approach to risk assessment, management, and internal controls. All Representatives are expected to report known or suspected fraud, bribery, corruption, and other Prohibited Acts and should feel safe doing so knowing that they are protected from retaliation. 

Ethical Code of Conduct 

Our Ethical Code of Conduct for fieldwork is based on international best practice. It draws on a guide published by UNICEF, developed through a participatory process [UNICEF, Ethical framework for Field Research Teams: Solomon Islands. 2008.]. At IOD PARC, we consider ‘fieldwork’ to be any activity outside the office environment and/or involves contact with any stakeholders. 

Environment 

IOD PARC recognises that the Earth is in a climate crisis characterised by significant climate and natural systems breakdown due to humankind’s activity. IOD PARC is committed to minimising the negative environmental impact of our operations and, in particular, to take active steps to reduce our contributions to climate change. As a small, international, knowledge-based consulting firm IOD PARC is committed to incorporating environmental protection into our operations, and supporting Suppliers, Clients, and partners in doing the same.  

IOD PARC has a Climate Crisis Team of Employees researching climate crisis policy options to inform strategic decisions, influence thinking, drive change, and communicate progress. This includes awareness-raising with IOD PARC Representatives, Suppliers, Clients, and partners, and suggesting compliance requirements where applicable.    

IATI 

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a global initiative aiming to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results to address poverty and crises. 

Various governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organisations globally use IATI to provide detailed information on their budgets and spending on their specific projects and activities.  

At IOD PARC, reporting to IATI is completed for FCDO (formerly DFID) funded projects on a quarterly. 

Privacy Policy 

Please read more about our Privacy Policy on our website: Privacy Policy – IOD PARC 

Supplier Code of Conduct 

IOD PARC has a Supplier Code of Conduct which forms part of the terms and conditions of working with the organisation as a sub-contractor. It describes our expectations of Suppliers engaged by IOD PARC and covers ethics, data protection and privacy, working environment, safeguarding, environment, health and safety, and governance. 

Safeguarding 

IOD PARC is committed to implementing  activities in a safe and  protective manner where  harm,  exploitation,  and  abuse  are  effectively  prevented  as  far  as  reasonably  possible and any reported cases are responded to effectively. Our Safeguarding Policy applies to Representatives  both  within  and  outside  of  working  hours   when   undertaking   IOD   PARC   business.   IOD   PARC   expects all Representatives to apply these principles as good practice in their non-professional lives. 

UN Global Compact 

IOD PARC is proud to be a participating member of the UN Global Compact.  

Whistleblowing 

The  IOD  PARC  Whistleblower Policy   enables   and   encourages  Representatives to raise genuine concerns about possible wrongdoing at work without fear of reprisal. Any matters raised through the Whistleblower mechanism will be dealt with appropriately by the organisation. IOD PARC has zero-tolerance  for  retaliation  and  retaliation  for  engaging  in  the Whistleblower process, either by reporting or cooperating with an investigation, will not  be  permitted. Any  Representative  found  to  be  engaging  in  retaliation  will  be  disciplined appropriately, up to and including termination of contract.  

To raise a concern, please use our Whistleblower Reporting Template and send it to anonreporting@iodparc.com 

IOD PARC is the trading name for International Organisation Development Ltd., a UK registered company (no. 03613839)