Quality standards and memberships
In order to implement its worldwide relief work as best as possible and to keep it updated to current challenges and environmental conditions, humedica maintains various memberships and adheres to quality standards, which guarantee transparent and efficient working.
humedica is awarded the well-known donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Issues (Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen, DZI) in Berlin, which regularly reviews the statutory use of the donations in order to strengthen the confidence in charity organisations and to reinforce the entire non-profit sector.
Since 2008 the DZI donation seal attests humedica the careful and responsible use of donations. Before awarding the seal, the DZI reviews every year, whether humedica works efficiently and transparently, whether it operates economically and informs objectively and truthfully about its activities. Thus our work is audited every year intensively and externally.
We comply with the voluntary self-commitment of the Initiative for a Transparent Civil Society, which was founded to create a frame for basic transparency in non-profit organisations.
In compliance with this initiative we publish detailed information on our work, our statutes, structures and use of donation. Please find here all relevant information about humedica and the Initiative for a Transparent Civil Society.
We also participate in the Sphere Project. This charter for quality standards in humanitarian relief interventions optimizes not only the implementation of aid projects, it also improves the transparency towards sponsors and donators. For more information about content, standards and partners of the Sphere Project please see here.
humedica has signed the Code of Conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent for Non-governmental Organisations and adheres fully to its regulations. The codex bases on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntariness, unity and universality. Download the Code of Conduct here. Here you will find a list of all organisations, which signed the codex till date.
As a permanent member of the Humanitarian Aid Coordinating Committee in the Foreign Office of Germany humedica follows the twelve basic principles of German humanitarian help abroad. The committee is a central dialogue and voting forum for relief organisations, the German government and other humanitarian institutions. By its enhanced engagement in various subcommittees humedica contributes together with other players to the constant improvement of the processes within humanitarian work. Please read more about the Humanitarian Aid Coordinating Committee here.
humedica is also a supporting member of the Micha Initiative, a worldwide Christian movement, which engages with sustainable campaigns and targeted lobby work for the compliance with the co-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Its 17 goals include for example the fight against poverty and hunger as well as for the access to education for all children. If you are interested to learn more about the initiative and the SDG please see the German website here.
humedica is a member of the Association of German Development Non-governmental Organisations (Verband Entwicklungspolitik und humanitäre Hilfe deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen, VENRO), which fights for a fair globalisation and the eradication of worldwide poverty. Besides the active participation in debates on internationally implemented humanitarian principles we commit ourselves to apply the following codes of conduct:
„Venro Code of Conduct on Transparency, Organisational Management and Auditing“, „Venro Codex on Development-related Public Relations “, „Venro Codex on Children´s Rights: Protection of Children from Abuse and Exploitation in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Relief Work“. Please read here more about VENRO or to download the codes mentioned above.
As a member of the Bavarian-Togolese Association humedica aims to strengthen the traditional friendship between Togo and Bavaria and to improve the understanding among nations in the course of its relief projects. The registered charity association is committed to improve the health care system and the medicament supply in Togo, to support the economy by investments of medium-sized companies and business start-ups as well as to provide practical aid to ameliorate the overall hygiene. Please find more information on the Bavarian-Togolese Association on the German website here.