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On Being Aware and Sustainable

Overview

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is committed to fostering awareness of impact on communities, societies and their environments, and to advocating activities and operations that reduce negative effects and increase sustainability.

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:

Environmental and Sustainability Concerns Defined

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure evocations of and references to environmental concerns, harms and remedies mean and include only evidence-based and scientifically proven harms to the biospheres and physical and vegetative environment, and evidence-based and scientifically proven remedies to such harms.

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure evocations of and references to sustainability mean and include only evidence-based and scientifically proven reduction of the above harms, and evidence-based and scientifically proven application of the above remedies.

Communal and Societal Impact Assessments

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure periodic assessments of activities and operations impact on biospheres and physical and vegetative environments, and on the sustainability of communities and societies where such activities and operations are conducted.

Consumption Reduction

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts make every reasonable effort to reduce consumption of biohazardous substances, through conservation, re-use, recycling, substitution or other measures.

Emissions Reduction

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts make every reasonable effort to reduce air and noise emissions that pose evidence-based and scientifically proven biohazards to the biospheres and physical and vegetative environment.

Waste Disposal and Recycling

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts implement a regulations-abiding and systematic approach to reducing and responsibly disposing of or recycling scientifically proven biohazardous waste.

Environmental and Sustainability Laws

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts obtain, keep current and comply with required environmental permits and reporting requirements of applicable law and regulation.

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.

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Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

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

Statement on Founding and Mission of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts (HTML and PDF)

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML and PDF)

Corporate Integrity

Corporate Integrity (HTML and PDF)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and Freedoms (HTML and PDF)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML and PDF)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML and PDF)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML and PDF)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML and PDF)

Hands Raised in a Crowd
Hands Raised, Avel Chuklanov, 2015
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)

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 Societal Impact and Sustainability, 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 policies@ikokutrusts.org 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 policies@ikokutrusts.org with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

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.

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Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)

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:

I.

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.

II.

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.

III.

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.

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