Principle of transparency and social responsibility
Bilingual Angels is a transparent NGO with broad social responsibility
Our transparency is present in our bylaws, in all the projects in which we participate, in the work of our employees and volunteers, as well as in all our accounts, which are published annually.
Principle of responsibility for actions
Our principle of responsibility for actions is based on the moral obligation that the entity has to be responsible for its impact on society and the environment.
Responsibility for actions establishes the duty for the entity to respond to legal authorities, those affected by its decisions and society in general. Our entity must respond to the legal authorities on compliance with laws and regulations. It must also clarify about the total impact of its decisions and activities on all those involved and on society.
Principle of transparency
The principle of transparency determines the duty of our entity to disclose transparent information in a clear, balanced and realistic manner.
Transparency information includes information on decisions and activity carried out, policies, actual and potential impacts that the entity causes to society and the environment, information on economic, financial and patrimonial results.
Principle of ethical behavior
The principle of ethical behavior is based on the behavior of the entity's human resources, which must be integral, honest and balanced.
In our foundation, people are the main intangible asset. Our NGO is responsible for the execution of the activities of service provision. Their behavior and decisions reflect the image of the entity in front of those interested in it.
All our human resources have the duty to present an ethical behavior, because the people who work in an entity are responsible for taking care of the interests of the entity.
These are control mechanisms that the entity can implement, to certify that the principle of ethical compliance is fulfilled by its human resources:
- clearly define the standards and strategies of ethical behavior required by the entity for its human resources.
- communicate the standards of ethical behavior required for their human resources.
- establish mechanisms and supervisory control of compliance with standards and defined ethical behavior strategies.
- encourage and promote compliance with ethical behavior standards for their human resources.
- elaborate reports of violation of ethical norms when they occur and define the corrective measures for solutions the causes that originated the violations.
This principle establishes the duty for our entity to respect and consider the interests of all parties interested in the foundation.
The stakeholders represent the individuals or groups of interest in the activities and decisions of the entity, and in these articles the stakeholders are understood as the users of the NGO's information.
Compliance with the stakeholders principle determines that our entity must:
- identify those interested in the information about the entity, and this identification is based on those people who may be or have been impacted by the decisions and activities developed by the entity.
- Respect the interests and information needs of the stakeholders.
- create communication channels between stakeholders.
- consider the opinions of the stakeholders.
Principle of the legal rule
The principle of the legal rule establishes the duty of the entity to respect what is established by law. This principle determines the supremacy of the law over the entity, the entity having to comply with all the laws and regulations applicable to its activity.
Compliance with the principle of the legal rule establishes that the entity must:
- comply with legal and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions in which it operates.
- recognize the legal rights and legitimate interests of its users (stakeholders).
- create mechanisms that guarantee the information of all the legal obligations in which it is framed.
Among the guarantee mechanisms that our entity is complying with the legal determination, is the certification that our servers are permanently updated in terms of legislation, and that the entity enables the means of updating its human resources responsible for the application of the legislation.
Principle of international standards
The principle of international standards determines the respect of our entity to the relevant international standards. These rules arise from the will of representative groups of society that ensure social welfare and sustainable development. These norms are consensuses that establish forms of treatment for behavioral issues based on universally recognized international laws.
Examples of universally acceptable international standards are: the prohibition of child labor and the protection of children and adolescents (ILO, 1973), the abolition of forced labor (ILO, 1957), and the promotion of actions to prevent the environment.
Respect for the principle of international standards requires that our entity:
- keep updated on the issues that are being discussed by international organizations and that obey the recommendations of these organizations.
- evite tornarse cómplice en el quiebre de normas, en las situaciones en donde una norma internacional no es respetada y seguida por el país en que se actúa.
- strive to respect the rule in countries where an international standard is not respected, or is conflicting with national law.
- review the operations carried out in all the countries that act to avoid conflicts of international laws and national laws.
- use own and available means and join with entities of the same type to implement actions and influence the authorities, in the sense of achieving actions in accordance with international standards.
Principle of human rights
The principle of human rights determines that the entity must recognize the importance and universality of human rights in accordance with the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human rights are universal, applicable in all countries, cultures and situations, and if the entity acts in situations where this rule is not met, entities must implement actions in the sense of disseminating and influencing the discussion with the community on the need to create laws that protect people in the care of universal rights.