Ethics as Basis of The Ikoku Group
Welcome to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (the “Code of Ethics” and the “Ethics”), which shall ethically guide, inform and govern any and all your activity with, within, for, on behalf of, in relation to or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group.
Please take the time to read the Code of Ethics below carefully.
— With respect to the Agreement you enter into with The Ikoku Group via the Code of Ethics, you understand and adhere to the following:
And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.
Your Consent to The Ethics
— With respect to your ability to agree and consent to the Code of Ethics, you represent and warrant the following:
And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Ikoku Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of the Products and Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree that your consent meets the conditions, principles and requirements for consent, as delineated and described in a these Codes and Policies — for the specific purpose of consenting to this Policy, the Agreement and the Codes and Policies.
Your Abiding by The Ethics and Policies
— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent to the Code of Ethics, you have read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Code of Ethics and the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time, and in their entirety without modification.
Your Understanding of Ethics
— You represent, warrant and covenant that, given the above attestation about your consent and adherence to the Code of Ethics, you have also read, understood, consented to and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics as defined in all applicable guidelines, law and regulation, by The Ikoku Group in the Codes and Polices, and as specifically delineated below, which expressly emphasize provisions for the most rigorous and robust conceptions of dignity, humanity, independence and respect, and the most rigorous and robust protections for privacy, confidentiality, civil liberties and minority rights.
Your Commitment to Ethics
— You also represent, warrant and covenant that, given the aforementioned, your commitment to this understanding of ethics shall entail its basis for any activity you engage in with respect to The Ikoku Group — including its divisions, series, subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as its Products and Services — and that any such actions and decisions you engage in shall be free of any incompatibility with, inconsistency with or violation of this Code of Ethics.
Your Knowledge and Agreement
The Ikoku Group 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 Founding Code of Ethics, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Group 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 — as well as the properties, rights and protections of the company and its official persons — The Ikoku Group 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 Integrity.
The Ikoku Group reminds you that the Policy on Company Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Group 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 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. Please do continue with the Code of Ethics via further reading below.
The Code of Ethics
Along with the above key principles, the Code of Ethics requires your adherence to correlative requirements delineated below:
Mission. To carry out the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group in pursuit of private and public interest. To have all activities and operations support the mission and purposes. To have all who work for or on behalf of The Ikoku Group understand and be loyal to said mission and purposes. And to have the mission and purposes be responsive to the communities served by The Ikoku Group and be of value to the society at large.
Integrity. To act with integrity in all activities within, with and with respect to The Ikoku Group. To ensure the organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group. And to promote at any official work for The Ikoku Group a working environment that values integrity.
Respect. To hold the fullest and most humane understanding of respect for persons to be essential to the formation, management, and operations of The Ikoku Group. To treat people of The Ikoku Group as individual persons and human beings fully enjoying respect and its substantive ethical benefits, including autonomy, dignity, humanity, integrity, and reciprocity. To also have the communities of The Ikoku Group — particularly those they help create, develop, foster, and support — emanate from and be informed by the above understanding of respect.
Governance. To have an active governing structure that is responsible for setting the strategic directions of The Ikoku Group as well as oversight of its finances, operations, and policies.
Responsible Stewardship. To manage all assets and properties of The Ikoku Group both responsibly and prudently — as described in the Founder’s Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, and in fiduciary duties delineated in the constituting and governance documents of The Ikoku Group and its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates. And to also guide the official persons and communities of The Ikoku Group in accordance with this Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
Independence. To hold independence to be crucial to the fulfillment of the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group. And to have independence be central to the development, role, and understanding of private and public benefit commerce to be shared by The Ikoku Group and its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates.
Nongovernmental, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private
Nongovernmental, Nonpartisan, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private. To hold the nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, nonreligious and private nature and status of The Ikoku Group to be essential to fulfilling the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group. To have such nature and status be a central basis for efforts to promote the private and public interest across the complex affiliations, associations, states, and na-tions that constitute Africa, its global diasporas, and its connected or shared societies in which the communities of The Ikoku Group reside.
Confidentiality and Privacy
Confidentiality and Privacy. To foreground the most robust protections of confidentiality and privacy as central inspirations for the formation of The Ikoku Group. To consider the confidentiality and privacy of personal biospecimens, data, and information as basic, civil and fundamental rights, and to further consider the privacy of personal life, including but not limited to aspects of life pertaining to body, conversation, home, mind, and thought, as absolute basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights — all of which are to be guaranteed, safeguarded as well as essential to the fulfillment of the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group.
Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties
Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties. To take as centrally important the practice of ethics as the examination and analysis of how to determine and do good. To also hold as centrally important the recognition and safeguarding of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and respect as well as the basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights accorded to all human beings. And to furthermore hold the robust protection of minority rights to be essential to the fulfillment of the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group.
Reasonable Transparency. To also provide, where required, reasonable and timely information to the communities served by The Ikoku Group. To be responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. And to have such published information accurately and honestly reflect policies and practices. Solicitation materials and financial, organizational and program reports will be accurate and complete in all required respects.
Inclusiveness and Diversity
Inclusiveness and Diversity. To maintain a founding policy of promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the working environments and communities of The Ikoku Group. To take genuine and meaningful steps to promote inclusion in recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention, and in the communities to be reached, served and benefitted by The Ikoku Group.
Program Evaluation. To regularly and respectfully review program effectiveness, to develop lawful, respectful, and previously and expressly consented mechanisms to do so, and to in this manner incorporate lessons learned into existing and future programs.
Informed, Consented and Ethical Research and Care
Informed, Consented and Ethical Research and Care. To associate with, engage in, and support only activities that meet the most robust definitions of informed, consented and ethical research and care. And to have The Ikoku Group associate with, engage in, and support only care, research, and equivalent work that abide by the most humane and most respectful interpretations of the Belmont Report, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Nuremberg Code, the United Nations Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights, and applicable guidelines, laws, and regulation.
Legal Compliance. To remain knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and international conventions, subject to full access to and benefit of legal, financial and other professional counsel that is not compromised by the efforts of any individual or entity, private, governmental or otherwise.
Accessibility. To endeavor that the communities The Ikoku Group benefits, fosters, reaches, and serves become available to all who abide by this Code of Ethics, regardless of disability or notions of human, cultural or social difference.
Duty to Report and Inform
Duty to Report and Inform. To ensure that the work of The Ikoku Group reflect its founding mission and purposes by honorably carrying out a duty to promptly report and fully inform the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, of any apparent violation of or incompatibility with the founding mission or purposes, the Code of Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or equivalent codes, policies, or instruments of The Ikoku Group.
No Conflict or Inconsistency
No Conflict or Inconsistency — Finally, under no circumstances shall any action, activity, decision, operations, resolution, or their equivalent of or with The Ikoku Group, including any conducted while meeting any fiduciary duties or standards of care or conduct, be in intentional violation of or incompatible with the following:
And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any part or section of The Ikoku Group, any part or section of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any part or section of its Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions and requirements described above, in the Code of Ethics, and in these Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.
Please send any questions or concerns you may have concerning the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central and Associated Policies
As stated earlier, The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group, including its divisions, 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 Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Use Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.
Founding Code of Ethics
Privacy and Confidentiality
Terms and Conditions
Acceptable Use Policy
All Associated Policies
Ethics at the Company, in Company
The Codes and Policies above deeply reflect the founding and mission of The Ikoku Group. They inform the work of The Ikoku Group and efforts to achieve benefit, impact and success. The result, therefore, are three features evident in the company, its products and services, and most importantly, its 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