Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery
The Ikoku Foundations are 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 Foundations are expected to uphold the following:
Labor as Neither Trafficked nor Forced
— that The Ikoku Foundations shall not traffic persons or use bonded, enslaved, forced, indentured, prison or slave labor.
Work as Voluntary and Consented
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure all work is voluntary and engaged in via informed consent.
Work with Contracts Written and Signed
— that The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations require that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to The Ikoku Foundations — 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Foundations not withhold workers’ original government-issued identification, travel documents or equivalent papers.
Prohibited Fees Payments
— that The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Foundations 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 Foundations. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.
Founding Code of Ethics
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
Acceptable Use Policy
All Associated Policies
To Further Consider
Your Knowledge and Agreement
The Ikoku Foundations 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 Forced Labor, Trafficking and Slavery, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the Foundations and their official persons — The Ikoku Foundations 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 Foundations remind you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Foundations User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Foundations 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 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 Foundations, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page.
Ethics at The Foundations
The establishment of The Ikoku Foundations entails a set of core emphases that ensure and reflect the originating charitable mission and purposes. These emphases inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. And they furthermore produce three features evident in the resulting governance structure, operations and most importantly, communities:
Governace Suited to Local and Global Philanthropy
The governing structure of The Ikoku Foundations have been designed to be attentive to needs and operations at the local and global level, as well as across the complex states and societies where the served communities reside, living shared, interdependent lives.
With Respect Being Central to Ethics
At the core of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is a commitment to the most robust conceptions of respect and humanity, including and beyond what the law has protected and provided for, as The Ikoku Foundations fulfill their mission to serve the public interest in Africa, its global diasporas and the full range of shared societies.
To Ensure a Just and Shared Future for Many
The Ikoku Foundations are inspired by peoples who have contributed to the foundations and development of their societies, despite a history of systemic difficulties. Who maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them, and will enhance the futures of the regularly underserved, marginalized, disenfranchised. The Foundations draw from these examples a vision of the public good and common community that is their hope and objective.
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve 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.
— About Us
Nature, Scope, Means
The Ikoku Foundations’ founding mission and ongoing emphases of support are for good works that help the public understand Africa's essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sound, equitable and of deep benefit across communities in shared societies.
— Founding & Overview
Charitable Mission, Purposes, Goals
To this end, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations are governed by a Board of Trustees and two differently dedicated Advisory Boards of Directors — a three-board system set out and defined in the original Declaration of Trust, where the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics is also delineated.
Leadership, Boards, Documents
The policies provided on these Sites collectively constitute the User Agreement and Code of Conduct, which govern all activity and work in and for, access to and use of, association with and reference to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Please read them attentively.
Codes, Conditions, Terms
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Press, Newsletters, Reports
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