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Misean Cara has signed up to the Principles of Good Governance under the Governance Code.

PRINCIPLE 1: LEADING OUR ORGANISATION
We do this by:
1.1 Agreeing our vision, purpose and values and making sure that they remain relevant;
1.2 Developing, resourcing, monitoring and evaluating a plan to make sure that our organisation
achieves its stated purpose;
1.3 Managing, supporting and holding to account staff, volunteers and all who act on behalf of the
organisation.

PRINCIPLE 2: EXERCISING CONTROL OVER OUR ORGANISATION
We do this by:
2.1 Identifying and complying with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
2.2 Making sure there are appropriate internal financial and management controls;
2.3 Identifying major risks for our organisation and deciding ways of managing the risks.

PRINCIPLE 3: BEING TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE
We do this by:
3.1 Identifying those who have a legitimate interest in the work of our organisation (stakeholders)
and making sure there is regular and effective communication with them about our organisation;
3.2 Responding to stakeholders’ questions or views about the work of our organisation and how we
run it;
3.3 Encouraging and enabling the engagement of those who benefit from our organisation in the
planning and decision-making of the organisation.

PRINCIPLE 4: WORKING EFFECTIVELY
We do this by:
4.1 Making sure that our governing body, individual board members, committees, staff and
volunteers understand their: role, legal duties, and delegated responsibility for decision-making;
4.2 Making sure that as a board we exercise our collective responsibility through board meetings
that are efficient and effective;
4.3 Making sure that there is suitable board recruitment, development and retirement processes in
place.

PRINCIPLE 5: BEHAVING WITH INTEGRITY
5.1 Being honest, fair and independent;
5.2 Understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalty;
5.3 Protecting and promoting our organisation’s reputation.