Controls and audits
HI’s work at headquarters and in the field are regularly subject to internal and external controls and audits.
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To ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of its activities, HI implements internal controls that mobilise all our managers, supervisors and staff and are designed to achieve the following objectives:
• Optimise the implementation of our operations in line with management policies
• Ensure the reliability of our financial information
• Ensure conformity with the laws and regulations in effect
• Guarantee compliance with contractual undertakings
Practice of Internal Control
Definition, responsibilities and implementation at HI
Internal Audit Toolkit
Internal Audit Charter
HI has an internal audit system covering the Federation and the other federal network entities, our national associations and our programmes in the field.
Checklist for professional ethics
In the volatile settings in which HI operates, we invest considerable effort in safeguarding our assets and resources and fighting bribery and corruption.
In addition to internal checks and audits, HI’s management and activities are submitted to different categories of external controls. These include audits by our statutory auditor, as well as controls and audits conducted by the European Commission, international cooperation or United Nations agencies, as well as national funding agencies, for projects financed and implemented in the field.
In January 2016, HI has been working with IDEAS [Institute for the Development of Ethics and Action for Solidarity]. Our management and transparency processes and procedures were measured against IDEAS’ 120 evaluation indicators. At the end of the process, on the basis of an independent audit, HI was awarded the IDEAS label.