Standards, Codes of Conduct & Accreditations
MAA International takes compliance, standards, and work-ethics seriously. We aim to maintain the highest levels of standards in everything we do. Our work is also guided by these additional codes of conduct and standards, which we observe and adhere to:
Australian Charities & Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC)
As a registered charity MAA complies with the ACNC (Australian Charity and not-for-profit Commission) Act 2012. We have also received the ACNC “Registered Charity Tick” which serves as a reassurance to our donors and stakeholders that MAA is transparent and accountable.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
In 2017, MAA became the first and only Islamic NGO to be accredited by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT). The DFAT accreditation rigorously assessed our governance, program management capacity, policies, risk, and partner management. Among other benefits, the accreditation means that MAA International is now also eligible to receive funding through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
This recognition, along with our ACFID (Australian Council For International Development) membership and ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) Registered Charity tick means that the Australian Government supports, and has accredited MAA to be a professional, well managed, and capable organisation of delivering quality development outcomes.
Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
MAA is a full member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and therefore, a signatory of the ACFID Code of Conduct. As a result, we are committed to adhering towards a high standard of accountability and transparency. We are also committed to the ACFID Fundraising Charter. Respect, protection of human rights, sustainability and fair, continuous improvement form the foundations of MAA’s work. Complaints relating to alleged breaches of the code can be made to the ACFID Code of Conduct Committee via www.acfid.asn.au/code-of-conduct/complaints-and compliance-monitoring.
MAA also practices and supports ACFID’s contribution to the development and promotion of the global Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). The CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action.
MAA is committed to complying with all workplace laws. To ensure that all those who work with us are treated fairly and with respect, we are compliant with:
- Fair Work Act 2009
- Work Place Gender Equality Act 2012
- Privacy Act 1988