Ethical and responsible Red Cross
The Finnish Red Cross is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in Finland. We take care of those in the most disadvantaged position. We help amidst crises and accidents and support people of all ages when life gets hard.
In all our work, we defend humanity, and our operations are guided by the principles and Code of Ethics of the Red Cross and our own operating principles.
This page provides information about our procedures.
The operations of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are steered by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.
The decision-making of all Finnish Red Cross organisational units implements good governance, where decision-making responsibilities are clear and decisions are documented with care.
Everything that we do at the Red Cross – as volunteers, employees or elected officials – has a bearing on what sort of an organisation the Red Cross is and how others see it. That is why we must all shoulder the responsibility of ensuring our work is ethical.
In all its operations, the Finnish Red Cross complies with the highest ethical standards as well as laws, guidelines and regulations. This is why we encourage our volunteers, members or other cooperation partners and employees to always report any suspected cases of misconduct or unethical activities.
The Finnish Red Cross is committed to protecting the privacy of its clients.