Code of Conduct /
Human Rights

Code of Conduct:
Our values

  • - Based on principles of "Human Security", we recognize our obligation to treat each individuals with respect, and provide the utmost support of the organization based on a thorough needs assessment of those in difficulties.
  • - Our actions follow the four humanitarian principles – humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence –, the Code of Conduct and other humanitarian standards.
  • - We stand independent of any political persuasion or religious creed.
  • - We endeavor to ensure transparency of our actions, and conduct proper disclosure of information.
  • - We endeavor to learn the tradition, custom, culture and history of the communities and countries we are working in, and respect them even at times of emergency.
  • - We endeavor to deliver assistance that can support the locally-led community development.
  • - We endeavor to enhance our security and crisis management capacity in order to deliver humanitarian assistance in high-risk areas.
  • - Through various means including awareness raising and advocacy, we endeavor to foster understanding on global issues both within and outside the organization, recognizing its significance.
  • - We propose several means of participation and donation, in order for all to have a sense of contribution to world’s peace and stability.

*1. Refers to "The Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief".
*2. Refers to Group URD, CHS Alliance, The Sphere Project "Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response", "Sphere Handbook"


AAR Japan's Approach to Social Responsibility

When it comes to social responsibility, people tend to focus only on the CSR activities of corporations. However, in order to realize a sustainable society, all organizations have a responsibility, not just corporations, and NGOs are no exception. AAR will not only aim to solve social issues through its support activities, but will also fulfill its social responsibility as an organization by interacting with various stakeholders.

ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility)

ISO 26000 is an international standard that defines the social responsibility of all organizations, including corporations and NGOs. AAR President HORIE Yoshiteru served as a domestic member of the "ISO/SR Domestic Committee" (a committee to deliberate on ISO 26000 in Japan) and was deeply involved in its formulation.