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 express 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 express 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 any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Accordance with Mission
— that The Ikoku Foundations ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Foundations, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Declaration of Trust.
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 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 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 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 section 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, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Duty to Corporate Integrity
And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights — including the attendant properties and protections — of corporate and organizational integrity.
Your Questions and Feedback
Please contact email@example.com with any feedback, issues, or questions — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Ikoku.
Your Reporting of Violations
If you detect, notice, become aware of, 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 — to be addressed to and 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 section.
Also at The Foundations
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Foundations are 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 Foundations provide the following:
Nonprofits Dedicated to Africa
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.
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.