HIGH GOVERNANCE STANDARDS
United Way United Kingdom abides by United Way Worldwide's requirements to guarantee the highest standards in terms of financial reporting, governance, ethics and operations.
- Financial Accountability — United Ways in the United-Kingdom undergoes annual financial audits conducted by independent certified public accountants whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards.
- Governance — United Ways in the United-Kingdom are governed by active, responsible, and voluntary governing boards to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. These boards are responsible for United Way delivering on its mission to advance the common good.
- Performance Excellence — every year, United Ways around the world conduct a Global Standard of Excellence self-assessment of its governance, financial management and impact in the community.The Global Standards of Excellence define the essence and key characteristics of a United Way, articulating the principles and practices that make United Way organizations unique and successful wherever they are in the world. Developed collectively in 2006 by more than 100 volunteers and professional leaders across 31 countries, the Global Standards describe a path towards excellence.United Way United-Kingdom integrates them into its strategic planning, and use them as guideposts for evaluating their organizational performance.
United Way United Kingdom's structure is in its first year of operations, and will have its first financial audit and annual report in 2015. Both will be posted in this section. In the meantime, you can refer to United Way's financial reports here. You may also download the below annual reports from our network partners in London and Liverpool.