The IAS is an international non-profit organization and a participant of the UN Global Compact. We are strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainability and promote high levels of transparency and accountability, emphasizing the need for continuous improvement in all of our operations. The IAS secretariat is encouraged to work in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way and the organization’s CSR working group is constantly searching for innovative ways to incorporate CSR into practices at the IAS Secretariat, at IAS Conferences and in HIV awareness campaigns.
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Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV/AIDS
To further commit as an open, transparent and accountable nonprofit organization, the International AIDS Society (IAS) officially embraced the Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding to HIV/AIDS in August 2011. This code of conduct, developed by NGOs for NGOs, has set out key principles, practice and evidence base required to successfully respond to HIV/AIDS. Also, it provides a framework for collaborations and informs the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed programmes and advocacy.
Almost 500 NGOs have endorsed the Code so far, including the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+), the International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO).
As a signatory to the Code, the IAS is committed to develop an action plan on a yearly basis to improve its current practices. The theme selected for the first action plan is “advocacy”. The IAS will also share with the Code Secretariat best practices as well as key materials.
For more information, see the full Code of Good Practice document.