To us, good governance means being clear in our objectives, ethical and transparent in our dealings, accountable to our stakeholders and compliant with legal requirements. It is a way of working rather than a tick box exercise. It is about a commitment, from the Directors down, to operate in the best way at all times, for the benefit of all patients, member organisations and stakeholders. As an umbrella organisation for other charities, it is particularly important that HRCI acts as a positive example in all aspects of governance. We have built the trust of our members and funders and we must work hard to retain that trust.
Overview of HRCI Governance:
- We are compliant with the Charities Act 2009, the Companies Act 2014 and the Lobbying Act 2015, making all the necessary filings.
- Our finances are independently audited on an annual basis.
- We produce Annual Reports, reviewing our achievements against our strategic goals and including audited accounts.
- We are working towards being SORP compliant (a Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting by Charities) in our annual accounts for 2018.
- We have a strong strategic plan that has been developed by the Directors and an organisational structure capable of implementing the plan.
- We are currently implementing the principals of the voluntary Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland.