CSR & Governance
Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance of Organizations
It is increasingly obvious that society's expectations of organizational behaviours and performance, and thus "governance", are rising. This rise in expectations is partly in response to a steady flow of major incidents and perceived abuses of authority.
The purpose of BS 13500:2013 is to clarify the fundamental requirements for delivering effective governance of organizational performance.
The approach within this code of practice however is based on the evidence that good governance positions organizations and our society for success. Therefore, the scope of this code goes beyond the avoidance or mitigation of problems.
Although there is a growing amount of sector level guidance on governance, there is relatively little in the way of summary level definition of the fundamentals of good governance. This document seeks to address that deficiency.
In doing so it offers more detail on the important principles that lie behind much sector-specific guidance by distinguishing different accountabilities to different stakeholders and offers a baseline for all organizations, including those for which sector-specific standards might not exist.
BS 13500:2013 is therefore intended to be used by those concerned with the governance of organizations as a basic checklist to ensure that all the elements of a good governance system are in place.
When an organization can demonstrate that it is implementing all the code's recommendations, it can be said to have a system for delivering effective governance. Having such a system does not guarantee effective governance but it does at least encourage and support positive organizational values and behaviours.
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