Governance

Governance of Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace Ireland is governed by our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and running of the organisation. Directors are elected to the AGM that is held in May of each year.  

Leave No Trace Ireland is registered with the Companies Registeration Office as a Company Limited by Guarantee. 

Charity No:  CHY 20657

Strategic Plan 

In 2016 Leave No Trace Ireland launched its current 5-year strategy, entitled The Outdoors is Yours Protect it! It identifies the following five strategic themes for the organisation:

  1. Education
  2. Research
  3. Advisory
  4. Governance and Administration
  5. Partnerships.

The strategic objectives across these five themes will enable us to achieve our mission. You can learn more about these strategic objectives by obtaining a copy from our website. Year one of the Strategic plans is completed and we would like to thank all partners your support throughout the process. 

You can find a copy of the Plan here:

Code of Governance

We, the Board of Leave No Trace Ireland are commited to the Code of Good Governance through the following principles:

Principle 1. Leading our organisation. We do this by:

1.1 Agreeing our vision, purpose and values and making sure that they remain relevant;

1.2 Developing, resourcing, monitoring and evaluating a plan to make sure that our organisation achieves its stated purpose;

1.3 Managing, supporting and holding to account staff, volunteers and all who act on behalf of the organisation.

Principle 2. Exercising control over our organisation. We do this by:

2.1 Identifying and complying with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements;

2.2 Making sure there are appropriate internal financial and management controls;

2.3 Identifying major risks for our organisation and deciding ways of managing the risks.

Principle 3. Being transparent and accountable. We do this by:

3.1 Identifying those who have a legitimate interest in the work of our organisation (stakeholders and partners) and making sure there is regular and effective communication with them about our organisation;

3.2 Responding to stakeholders,questions or views about the work of our organisation and how we run it;

3.3 Encouraging and enabling the engagement of those who benefit from our organisation in the planning and decision-making of the organisation.

Principle 4. Working effectively. We do this by:

4.1 Making sure that our governing body, individual board members, committees, staff and volunteers understand their:

 role,

 legal duties, and

 delegated responsibility for decision-making;

4.2 Making sure that as a board we exercise our collective responsibility through board meetings that are efficient and effective;

4.3 Making sure that there is suitable board recruitment, development and retirement processes in place.

Principle 5. Behaving with integrity. We do this by:

5.1 Being honest, fair and independent;

5.2 Understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalties;

5.3 Protecting and promoting our organisation’s reputation.

We confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principles. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle every year.

 

We confirm that a review of our organisation’s compliance with the principles in the Code is being conducted and was based on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle

Principle 1: Leading our organisation

Principle 2: Exercising control over our organisation

Principle 3: Being transparent and accountable

Principle 4: Working effectively

Principle 5: Behaving with integrity

 

We confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principals. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle each year.

Please email info@leavenotraceireland.org for a copy of our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

We have signed up to the Principals of Good Fundraising.

 

 

Our financial information:

We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.