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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IOD PARC is proud to be a participating member of the UN Global Compact.
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.
IOD PARC is the trading name for International Organisation Development Ltd., a UK registered company (no. 03613839)