Amnesty International UK is one of some 80 nationally organised sections that, together, make up the worldwide Amnesty International movement.
We abide by a formal systems of accountability as set out in the:
- Amnesty International Statute
- Amnesty International UK Section Constitution (pdf)
- Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust Constitution (pdf)
We also subscribe to the vision, mission and core values of the worldwide Amnesty International movement.
Our accountability commitment: listening and responding to our stakeholders
We are committed to strengthening our accountability and transparency to all our stakeholders. Our stakeholders include: individuals and communities we work with and for, as well as our members, supporters, activists, partners, staff, volunteers and the general public.
We regard accountability as a continuous two-way process through which our stakeholders inform and participate in our decisions and activities, and we hold ourselves accountable to stakeholders for our performance and campaign outcomes.
We are committed to learning from feedback (in the form of positive or negative comments and complaints). We believe that, by listening to our stakeholders, our performance and effectiveness can be improved. Read our feedback policy and procedure and tell us what you think about us, what we do, and how we do it.
Ultimately, we are committed to meeting non-governmental organisation (NGO) best practice standards in transparency, operational excellence and public and stakeholder reporting. For example, Amnesty International is a signatory of the International NGO Accountability Charter, which outlines a common commitment to enhance transparency and accountability among non-governmental organisations.
We also use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability framework to report on our social, environmental and governance matters. And we often refer to the Accountability Framework of the One World Trust when planning projects that will improve our transparency and accountability practices. Our financial statements comply with public standards for financial reporting, including SORP 2005.
Our open information policy tells you what information about Amnesty UK is publicly available, how we determine what is published publicly, and how you can access all of this information.