Corporate Governance

CPC is committed to the standards outlined in the principles recommended at

www.governancecode.ie

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.

We do this by:

. 5.1  Being honest, fair and independent;

. 5.2  Understanding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest and conflicts of

loyalties;

. 5.3  Protecting and promoting our organisation’s reputation.