Forced Labor, Trafficking, Slavery
The Ikoku Philanthropies is committed to ensuring work and equivalent activity are based on the consent, dignity and respect of persons, and thus strictly prohibits forced or involuntary labor, human or sex trafficking, and enslavement or slavery.
Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Philanthropies are expected to uphold the following:
Labor as Neither Trafficked nor Forced
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies shall not traffic persons or use bonded, enslaved, forced, indentured, prison or slave labor.
Work as Voluntary and Consented
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies ensure all work is voluntary and engaged in via informed consent.
Work with Contracts Written and Signed
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies ensure that each and every employee, partner, worker, contractor, freelancer, volunteer and equivalent agent or third party have and sign a written contract, that such contract clearly convey the specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and conditions of employment or arrangement, relationship and work in a language understood by each signatory, and that the described arrangement, relationship and work commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.
Others with Contracts Written and Signed
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies require that each and every paid and unpaid person, agent or third party providing continuous or occasional services to The Ikoku Philanthropies — including but not limited to cases of care, consulting, education, research, technical services, training, writing or other equivalent work or services arrangement — also have and sign a written contract and that such contract clearly convey the specific nature, role, duties and responsibilities as well as terms and conditions of the arrangement, relationship and services in a language understood by each signatory, and that the arrangement, relationship and services commence only after said contract is signed and consented to by each said signatory.
Work with Authorization and Approval
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies require and ensure any and all work or equivalent arrangements and their positions are authorized by expressly written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies require and ensure any and all contracts are approved by expressly written instrument signed and sealed by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner.
Prohibited Employment Practices
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies not engage in practices such as the blacklisting, employment, harboring, receipt, recruitment, transportation or transfer of persons by means of abduction, abuse, coercion, deception, duress, force, fraud, manipulation, threat, trickery or payments (in monies or in kind) to any person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
Prohibited Documents Withholding
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies not withhold workers’ original government-issued identification, travel documents or equivalent papers.
Prohibited Fees Payments
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies not require any workers, volunteers or other agents to pay education, instruction, recruitment, training or wellness fees or other similar fees, charged by any employers or their agents, to obtain or maintain their employment or other equivalent arrangement.
— that if such fees are found to have been paid by a worker, volunteer or other agent, such fees shall be repaid to the worker, volunteer or agent.
Prohibited Movement Restrictions
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies not impose on a worker, volunteer or agent unreasonable restrictions on movement upon entering or exiting company-provided facilities or within workplace areas authorized via contract for their work, training or other arrangement.
Accordance with Ethics
— that The Ikoku Philanthropies ensure following the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Central and Associated Policies
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Philanthropies User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for or pertaining to The Ikoku Philanthropies (as well as its series, subsidiaries and affiliates). By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Company and Division Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. We provide access to all of the described below.
Founding and Mission
Founding Code of Ethics
Company and Division Integrity
Independence and Freedoms
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
The Acceptable Uses Policy
To Further Consider
Your Knowledge and Agreement
The Ikoku Philanthropies strongly recommends you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand and regularly visit this page and other communications regarding the Policy on Forced Labor, Trafficking and Slavery, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Philanthropies takes your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including its Sites, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, legally binding acceptance and agreement.
Your Duty to Company Integrity
To protect the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Philanthropies — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the company, division and their official persons — The Ikoku Philanthropies requires all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Company and Division Integrity.
The Ikoku Philanthropies reminds you that the Policy on Company and Division Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Philanthropies User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Philanthropies takes your continued visiting and use of its Products and Services, including its Sites, as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Questions and Feedback
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, issues or questions — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
Your Reporting of Violations
If you detect, notice or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact email@example.com with any details you have — which will be addressed by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.
As with all official documents, materials, policies and statements of The Ikoku Group, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies page.
Ethics in the Division, and Company
The Codes and Policies above deeply reflect the founding and mission of The Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Philanthropies. They inform each instance of commitment, effort and work to achieve benefit, impact and success. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the company, the division, their products, services, sites, and most importantly, their communities:
The Ikoku Group as a Company of and about Ethics
The company ethics and policies are carefully crafted, then adhered to by a range of individuals and divisions working in varied relation to The Ikoku Group to establish, develop and provide a private company dedicated to fostering care and creativity, ethics and innovation.
Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind
Who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of respect, humanity, integrity, civil liberties and civil rights — up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for — as they carry out and embody the mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group.
In Divisions that are Safe, Secure and Respectful
And who also join in ongoing efforts to ensure that The Ikoku Group, its Divisions and its Products and Services remain safe, secure and respectful places to do work, to express and discuss, to teach and learn, to form, inform and even alter local and global communities.
The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.
— About The Group
Mission, Scope, Founder
Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with communities and entities located across borders.
— Founding & Governance
Nature, Leadership, Ethics
The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, Code of Ethics and associated Policies — each thoughtfully developed and collectively constituting the governance documents of The Ikoku Group.
Agreement, Codes, Terms, Conditions
Where available, The Ikoku Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.
— Press & Media
News, Events, Coverage
Where appropriate, The Ikoku Group also provides periodic alerts, newsletters and reports for those who wish to become more deeply informed of recent developments as well as past and future work.
Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals
Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group and its Founder for available positions, contributorships and partnerships. A career at and with The Ikoku Group will likely be deeply rewarding.
— Careers at The Ikoku Group
Positions, Volunteers, Contributors