WOW International Charity Governance Policy

International Charity Governance Policy

“As a global charity committed to making a positive impact across diverse cultures and nations, we acknowledge the distinct legal requirements and cultural nuances inherent in each country. Embracing our dedication to inclusive governance, we proudly introduce our ‘International Charity Governance Policy,’ reflecting our proactive approach in aligning operations with the diverse array of global perspectives.”

Purpose
World of Water is committed to conducting its international activities in a manner that respects the unique social, economic, cultural, and political circumstances of the countries in which it operates. This policy aims to ensure that the charity’s governance standards and practices are aligned with local laws, best practices, and the charity’s mission, while also considering the governance challenges associated with international operations.

Compliance with Local Laws
When engaging in international activities, the charity will comply with all local laws and regulations, including those related to governance, taxation, employment, and reporting.

Cross-Border Transactions
WOW (World of Water) will conduct cross-border transactions in a transparent and ethical manner, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations, as well as the charity’s internal policies and procedures.

Risk Management
The charity will identify and manage the risks associated with its international activities, including legal, financial, operational, and reputational risks.

Cultural Sensitivity
WOW (World of Water) will respect the cultural norms and practices of the countries in which it operates, and will seek to engage with local stakeholders in a respectful and inclusive manner.

Implementation
This policy will be communicated to all staff, volunteers, and relevant stakeholders, and will be made available on the charity’s website.
The policy will be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure it remains in line with best practice and legal requirements.

Written with guidance from the Charity Commission and The International Charities Engagement (ICET) Team https://charitycommission.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/05/guidance-for-charities-working-internationally-you-spoke-we-listened/