Statement of Values / Code of Ethics
(*based on Statement of Values and Code of Ethics published by Independent Sector)
The Asian American Council adheres to the following fundamental ideals and promulgates its
STATEMENT OF VALUES
· Respect for pluralism and ethnic diversity in the context of social justice inclusive of respect for individual’s beliefs, customs, culture and personal values
· Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals
· Commitment to public good and the maintenance of public trust
· Commitment to excellence and encouragement of personal and professional growth
· Responsible stewardship of resources and accountability
· Assimilation with American way while maintaining core ethnic values that define the individual
· Shared responsibilities of nation building and good citizenship
CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT
The 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.
As 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.
The Council has an active governing body responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of finances, operations, and policies.
The 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.
Compliance with the Law
The Council is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all laws, regulations and applicable international conventions.
Openness and Disclosure
All 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.
The 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.
The 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.