Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is committed to ensuring work and equivalent activity are based on the consent, dignity and respect of persons, and thus strictly prohibits forced or involuntary labor, human or sex trafficking, and enslavement or slavery.
Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts are expected to uphold the following:
Labor as Neither Trafficked nor Forced
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts shall not traffic persons or use bonded, enslaved, forced, indentured, prison or slave labor.
Work as Voluntary and Consented
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure all work is voluntary and engaged in via informed consent.
Work with Contracts Written and Signed
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure that each and every employee, partner, worker, contractor, freelancer, volunteer and equivalent agent or third party have and sign a written contract, that such contract clearly convey the specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and conditions of employment or arrangement, relationship and work in a language understood by each signatory, and that the described arrangement, relationship and work commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.
Others with Contracts Written and Signed
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — including but not limited to cases of care, consulting, education, research, technical services, training, writing or other equivalent work or services arrangement — also have and sign a written contract and that such contract clearly convey the specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and conditions of the arrangement, relationship and services in a language understood by each signatory, and that the arrangement, relationship and services commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.
Work with Authorization and Approval
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure any and all work or equivalent arrangements and their positions are authorized by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require and ensure any and all contracts are approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President.
Prohibited Employment Practices
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts not engage in practices such as the blacklisting, employment, harboring, receipt, recruitment, transportation or transfer of persons by means of abduction, abuse, coercion, deception, duress, force, fraud, manipulation, threat, trickery or payments (in monies or in kind) to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
Prohibited Documents Withholding
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts not withhold workers’ original government-issued identification, travel documents or equivalent papers.
Prohibited Fees Payments
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts not require any workers, volunteers or other agents to pay education, instruction, recruitment, training or wellness fees or other similar fees, charged by any employers or their agents, to obtain or maintain their employment or other equivalent arrangement.
— that if such fees are found to have been paid by a worker, volunteer or other agent, such fees shall be repaid to the worker, volunteer or agent.
Prohibited Movement Restrictions
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts not impose on a worker, volunteer or agent unreasonable restrictions on movement upon entering or exiting organization-provided facilities or within workplace areas authorized via contract for their work, training or other arrangement.
Accordance with Ethics
— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure following the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Central and Associated Policies
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Corporate Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.
Founding and Mission
Founding Code of Ethics
Independence and Freedoms
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
The Acceptable Uses Policy
To Further Consider
Your Knowledge and Agreement
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so ask that you read, understand and regularly visit this page and other communications regarding the Policy on Financial Transactions, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Charitable Trusts take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, including the Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.
Your Duty to Corporate Integrity
To protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the Trusts Corporation and its Trustees and official persons — The Ikoku Charitable Trusts require all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Corporate Integrity.
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts remind you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, including the Sites, as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Questions and Feedback
Please contact email@example.com with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Your Reporting of Violations
If you detect, notice or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
As with all official documents, materials, policies and statements of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page.
Also at The Trusts
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Trusts provides the following:
A Nonprofit Dedicated to Africa
An independent, private, non-profit organization that serves the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.
Support for a Global and Just Future
A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.
A Vision of the Public Good
A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.