Transparency


Transparency

Orange House Partnership aims at full transparency of its management, operations and membership. Member experts (Management Boards and Project Leadership Team) and ad hoc project experts are all experienced scientists who participate in Orange House projects upon invitation following a targeted call for expression of interest. All experts participate on personal title and do not represent any third party, irrespective of their current or previous affiliations. Resumes and declarations of interest of all members of the Management Board and the Project Leadership Team are publicly available and are updated annually or more frequently as appropriate. Resumes and declarations of interest of specific experts, providing assistance on an ad hoc project basis are provided to the project team and the contracting party. They will be made available to third parties upon request.

Financial transparency is guaranteed by publishing on the Orange House Partnership’s public website its annual financial report, audited by an external accountant. The annual financial report is also formally submitted to the Belgian Governmental Registration Authorities for their review. Among other details the annual financial report provides information about the financial aspects of free assistance (zero tariff), paid assistance (reduced and full tariff), funding received and overhead and other expenditures.

In order to completely separate money flows earmarked to finance projects in developing countries from the general balance of payments, thus achieving full financial transparency, the Board of the Orange House Trust Fund Foundation (OHTFF) sees to it that the trust fund is used exclusively to finance activities in developing countries and countries with emerging economies and which are aimed at increasing knowledge and building capacity in the public sector in the area of sustainable human, animal and environmental food, feed and chemical safety.