Statement of Values and Code of Ethics published by Independent Sector)
Asian American Council adheres to the following fundamental ideals and
for pluralism and ethnic diversity in the context of social justice inclusive
of respect for individual’s beliefs, customs, culture and personal values
for the worth and dignity of individuals
to public good and the maintenance of public trust
to excellence and encouragement of personal and professional growth
stewardship of resources and accountability
with American way while maintaining core ethnic values that define the
responsibilities of nation building and good citizenship
CODE OF ETHICS
Asian American Council (formerly known as Asian American Advisory Council) was originally
conceptualized and created as a necessary bridge between the New York City
Police Department and the diverse Asian American communities to create a
platform from which the Asian American communities could voice their concerns
over issues involving police relations and to educate the community about
police tactics, procedures and policies. The purpose was to improve tactical
and operational strategies in reducing crime in Asian American communities and
in improving communications and law enforcement efforts.
with the changing times, the council has evolved and expanded its scope to
improve the quality of life of the people, address critical public policy
issues, promotion of benevolent works and to promote friendship between local
governments and international counterparts.
Council has an active governing body responsible for setting the mission and
strategic direction of the organization and oversight of finances, operations,
governing body ensures that that the members or trustees have the necessary
skills, experience and wisdom to carry out the mission and duties of their
office. It also ensures that the organization conducts its transactions and
dealings with integrity, honesty and honorably; that it is fair and inclusive,
and has the capacity to carry out its programs effectively. It likewise ensures that the resources of the
organization are responsibly and prudently managed.
with the Law
Council is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all laws, regulations and
applicable international conventions.
information about the Council will fully and honestly reflect the policies and
practices of the organization.All
reports will be complete and accurate in all material points.
Council regularly reviews program effectiveness and has mechanisms to
incorporate lessons learned into future programs. The Council is committed to
improving program and organizational effectiveness and develops mechanisms to
promote learning from its activities.
Council is truthful in its solicitation materials. It also respects the privacy
concerns of individual donors or sponsors. It discloses important and relevant
information to potential donors.