Our Code of Conduct
Our aim is to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease.
- We will recognise people with diabetes and related diseases as dignified humans in all our activities and communications.
- We will display respect for the culture and values of the communities and countries within which we work.
- We will facilitate implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by striving to reduce vulnerability of people served through our grants - addressing basic health needs, promoting equity (in particular gender equity), and fostering sustainable solutions.
- We will give support regardless of race, gender or creed of the recipients in the developing world based upon assessment of needs and capabilities to meet these needs.
- We will promote local ownership of sustainable initiatives in co-operation with governments, private institutions and civil society.
- We will help build and strengthen local capacity to ensure that the recipients, including girls and women, are empowered, as key players in the development process.
- We will seek to support and create synergy between both top-down and bottom-up approaches that apply participation and partnership as both a means and a goal.
- We will be accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.
- We will adopt and require our partners to adopt a zero tolerance policy to corruption and bribery.
- We will be open and transparent, and report on the impact of our work, and the factors limiting or enhancing that impact.