Values and Policies

Act today I Invest in tomorrow

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

Our mandate

Independent, private and non-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: responsibility, impact, enterprising-spirit and inspiration.

ACTED is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

Our vision

Every human being has the right to live in dignity,
We choose to act for immediate change in the lives of those in urgent need,
We create new possibilities and sustainable change together with people by investing in their potential.

Our values

The commitment of ACTED and that if our teams is guided by 4 core values:

  • Responsibility: we ensure the efficient and responsible delivery of humanitarian aid with the means and the resources that have been entrusted to us.
  • Impact: we are committed to having the most sustainable impact for the communities and the people with whom we engage.
  • Enterprising-spirit: we are enterprising and engage in our work with a spirit that creates value and overcomes challenges.
  • Inspiration: we strive to inspire all those around us through our vision, values, approaches, choices, practice, actions and advocacy.
Responsible

We ensure the efficient and responsible delivery of humanitarian aid with the means and the resources that have been entrusted to us.

To fulfill this responsibility, we, as an organization and as individuals, commit to being accountable, transparent and compliant towards beneficiaries, communities, as well as towards donors, partners and stakeholders.

We endeavor to ensure that our actions do not harm people, their culture, dignity or potential.

Impact

We are committed to having the most sustainable impact for the communities and the people with whom we engage. All our actions aim to have impact which improves the living conditions of the people, contributing to reaching dignity every human being is entitled to.

ACTED ensures a fit-for-purpose response, that goes the last mile, uses all the best available options and delivers the desired impacts directly to the beneficiaries and communities.

To achieve the most impact, we commit to effectiveness, relevance, inclusiveness and sustainability.

Enterprising-spirit

We are enterprising and engage in our work with a spirit that creates value and overcomes challenges.

Providing effective and timely humanitarian aid which has an impact also comes with being enterprising professionals, applying the highest standards, choosing to be flexible, reactive, daring, forward looking, pro-active, creative and innovative.

We are solution-oriented. We seek to understand the context and needs and to design the best response plan even in the most difficult of circumstances

Inspiration

We strive to inspire all those around us to through our vision, values, approaches, choices, practice, actions and advocacy.

We look for inspiration in our team, partners and the world around us, and seek to inspire those we have contact with.

We walk our talk and commit to motivating people, to create new possibilities and sustainable change together with us by investing in people’s potential.

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