Our Quality Standards
EFICOR is working towards improving the accountability and overall performance of the organization. To demonstrate social, ethical performance, quality response and accountability, EFICOR has adopted various approaches to measure, manage, improve and demonstrate performance.
EFICOR is a signatory to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, and maintains standards as per Sphere and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
Red Cross Code of Conduct (http://www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/code-of-conduct)
The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief, lays down ten points of principle which all humanitarian actors should adhere to in their disaster response work, and goes on to describe the relationships that agencies working in disasters should seek with donor governments, host governments and the UN system.
Sphere Standards (http://www.sphereproject.org)
The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations. The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized set of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response.
The Core Humanitarian Standard (http://www.corehumanitarianstandard.org)
The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. This single core standard has been devised to clarify the responsibilities of aid workers, make the implementation of humanitarian standards simpler and easier, and contribute to better humanitarian responses. A coherent and easy-to-use standard is more likely to be put into practice and make a difference in the lives of crisis-affected communities.