HST Governance Structure:
While governance can simply be a check tool to ensure sustainability of the organization, at The Humsafar Trust it goes a step beyond; at Humsafar Trust , governance also acts as a guiding and quality building tool formed with the combination of control processes and structures.
Governance structure of Humsafar Trust , designed by the board and senior management to direct organizational strategy, operations, finance, and compliances, is rooted in its principles of transparency, responsibility, and accountability. It focuses on strengthening the internal control mechanisms of the organization and in turn safeguarding it from internal as well as external risks. This mechanism designed to build the risk appetite of the institution, consciously follows a community-based approach in its entirety to ensure sensitivity to its value chain. This could be observed in the form of various committees formed to understand, manage, and settle any grievances:
- Risk & Frauds,
- Safeguarding policy,
- Code of Conduct,
- Child Protection Policy
- Sexual harassment at the workplace. (As per the POSH Act 2013)
The organization strictly abides by the policies, guidelines and rules included in respective policies and the protocol matrix mentioned within, thus being self-compliant.
Humsafar Trust has a zero tolerance towards all forms of harassment towards any team member demonstrates its people-oriented governance mechanism. These clear boundaries help the organization enforce high standards of professionalism and ethical conduct with synchronized actions. In addition to the above self-governing mechanisms that fortify operational and regulatory governance, a blend of periodic internal and external financial audits crystalizes the organization in terms of statutory, legal, and financial risks.
Thus, a multidimensional approach of governance emphasizing on stakeholders, policies and organizational sustainability has been a strategic tool in its growth roadmap.