Transparency and Accountability

Background - 29 September, 2006

Accountability Charter for International Non-Governmental Organisations

International Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) play an increasingly influential role in shaping global policies. Global public opinion surveys show higher trust in NGOs than in government and business. At the same time the non-profit sector is coming under closer scrutiny, both from those who want it to flourish and those who seek to curtail NGO activities.

A group of international NGOs, including Greenpeace International, have come together to demonstrate that they deeply value public trust, do not take it for granted and are committed to sustaining and deepening it by ensuring transparency, and accountability for their operations. In June 2006 the NGO's publicly launched and endorsed the first global Accountability Charter for the non-profit sector.

Accountable NowAccountable Now

Greenpeace is a Member of Accountable Now, a platform of international civil society organisations. Together, we strive to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We have signed ten globally-agreed-upon Accountability Commitments and seek to respect human rights, be independent and work ethically and professionally.

Annually Greenpeace reports publicly on our economic, environmental and social performance according to the Accountable Now Reporting Guidelines to an Independent Review Panel. Learn more about our work and responsibility towards our stakeholders in our Accountability Reports.

Together with Accountable Now, Greenpeace co-shapes the accountability standards of the future!