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The Association oversees Member Companies’ performance under the Code, including through monitoring, reporting and a process to address alleged violations of the Code.


The Monitoring Procedures


Article 12 of the ICoCA’s Articles of Association details this oversight and envisions the adoption of corrective and disciplinary action in case of alleged violations of the Code.


The Procedures for Reporting, Monitoring and Assessing Performance and Compliance aim to implement the requirements of Article 12 and were adopted by vote at the 2016 Annual General Assembly. The Procedures lay out the process for remote monitoring, Self-Assessment by Member Companies, and Field-Based Reviews, which would identify any concerns about—or barriers to—compliance with the Code.


In case a compliance concern is identified, the Secretariat enters into a confidential dialogue with the Member Company and offers recommendations for improved performance. The Executive Director can refer compliance issues to the ICoCA Board of Directors which, in a first instance, recommends the adoption of corrective action and, in case of reiterated non-compliance, initiates suspension proceedings.


Assessing compliance with the Code


In order to assess Member Company compliance with the Code and analyse information obtained, the ICoCA develops performance indicators on related Code requirements. These indicators are intended to promote a common understanding of these requirements and assist in making communication about Code compliance more concrete and effective.



Improving Member Company performance


In order to promote continual improvement by Member Companies, the Association develops tools and guidance on different Code requirements. Such guidance is based on ongoing dialogue with Member Companies aimed at identifying good practices with respect to implementation of the Code as well as on lessons learned from Field-Based Reviews, desk research and additional stakeholder consultation.