Quality Principle 3:
Development and humanitarian responses contribute to the realisation of sustainable development.
Quality Principle 3 recognises the importance of durable and lasting development change including environmental sustainability. These Commitments respond to global recognition of the role of sustainable development in addressing poverty and inequity, as expressed through the Sustainable Development Goals. The associated Compliance Indicators respond to feedback from Members that requested particular emphasis on identifying and working with appropriate local systems, structures and agents of change. This represents our sector’s own evolution in its approaches to achieving sustainable change.
The Commitment that relates to environmental stewardship and sustainability (Commitment 3.3) expands the focus from understanding and reducing negative environmental impacts to also promoting environmental sustainability and improved environmental outcomes. This responds to the sector’s increased recognition of the linkages between the environment and sustainable development and in particular the focus within the sector on the need to address climate change.
Quality Principle 3 is implemented through three Commitments by ACFID Members.
We seek durable and lasting improvements in the circumstances and capacities of primary stakeholders.
We contribute to systemic change.
We promote environmental stewardship and sustainability.