Transparency and Accountability
Transparency is a very high priority to Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe. Therefore, Johanniter aims to provide its supporting members, donors and all other reference groups with an up-to-date and realistic picture of the work. As a member of the Association of Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid of German Non-Governmental Organisations (VENRO), Johanniter has committed itself to the VENRO Code of Conduct on Transparency, Organisational Management and Control. This Code provides VENRO members with binding guidelines for ensuring quality and transparency in project work.
Member of Transparente Zivilgesellschaft e.V. (Transparent Civil Society Initiative)
Since 2012, these self-imposed obligations have been expanded through our membership in the Transparent Civil Society Initiative. This association of numerous actors from civil society and science in Germany defines ten basic areas that every civil society organisation should make publicly available - including its statutes, personnel structure, the names of key decision-makers, and the origin and use of funds.
Code of Conduct Against Corruption and Sexual Harassment
Furthermore, International Assistance prohibits any form of corruption in the activities of the organisation and our local partner organisations. The applicable guidelines against corruption, fraud and conflict of interest are binding for employees and volunteers. These are also set out in our Code of Conduct, which was revised in 2019 as part of our efforts to raise behavioural awareness. The ban on sexual harassment and the obligation to report such incidents were also firmly established.