Leave No Trace Ireland is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate and clinical governance across all areas of its work. Leave No Trace Ireland is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. A voluntary Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic development and governance oversight of the charity on behalf of its Members.
Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to announce that the organisation now complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland."We confirm that a review of our organisation’s compliance with the principles of the code was conducted in 2017. This review was based on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. The reviews out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies as needing to be addressed”. stated Maura Lyons, Manager, Leave No Trace. She stated that "Good Governance demonstrates a willingness and ability to act in the best interests of the organisation, ensuring the operation of effective, open and ethical processes which adhere to the law and stand up to scrutiny."
The Governance Code is a resource to assist community, voluntary and charity (CVC) organisations develop their overall capacity in terms of how they run their organisation. It a voluntary code provided free to all boards/committees/ executives of not-for-profit groups to encourage them to check themselves against best practice in the management of their affairs. The Code has been put together by people with extensive experience in the CVC sector and it takes account of the different types of organisations which exist in the diverse world of volunteering across the country. The Code was first developed between 2010 and June 2012 by a group of individuals drawn from a range of national organisations who came together under the shared vision of creating the resource that is the Governance Code. Since its inception, this group has worked under the banner of ‘The Governance Code Working Group’ (GCWG) not only to develop the Code but to ensure its continuing relevance to the sector and the wider Irish society.
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