Our Ethical Guidelines

We act according to ethical principles and are concerned about the wellbeing of our society and the environment. In order to keep this commitment aligned with our values, rights, and beliefs, as well as to the principles of honesty, integrity, and respect for others, we have set up an ethics committee and developed compliance guidelines. RaiseNow makes the decision to reject or terminate business relationships with sponsors who do not sufficiently comply with these principles based on the recommendations of the ethics committee. RaiseNow adheres to the agreed contractual provisions and makes use of point 12, paragraph 4 of the Terms and Conditions if necessary. We are convinced that these guidelines and our culture of continuous learning and improvement enable us to effectively monitor our behavior in order to contribute to a sustainable legacy for future generations.

Environmental Sustainability

We recognize that climate change is real and largely manmade. We support organizations that work to promote renewable energy sources, reduce CO2 emissions, and mitigate other factors that negatively impact the climate.

We support organizations committed to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We support organizations that contribute to the protection and preservation of animal rights.

We do not support organizations that deny climate change or do not recognize its human causes.

Human Rights & Humanitarian Aid

We believe all people are born free and with equal rights, and support the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support organizations that fight against human rights violations and are committed to the rights of women, children, and people with disabilities.

We stand for the right to sexual identity, physical integrity, and reproductive rights. We do not support organizations that promote female genital mutilation and recognize the right to self-determination at the end of life.

We support organizations that offer help to all those in need, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or beliefs.

We reserve the right to refuse to work with organizations that discriminate against minorities of any kind, that support or help shape armed conflicts, or that are or have been involved in illegal activities in this regard.

Religion

We recognize the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. We support organizations that work with religious communities unless their activities are motivated to change people’s religious beliefs.

We do not support the indoctrination of children.

We do not support organizations that are known or suspected to have active control over their members or make it unreasonably difficult or impossible to leave the group.

Politics

We are convinced that the opportunity to participate in democratic political processes is important. We support organizations that play an active role in shaping politics, as long as they commit to respecting different opinions, behaving constructively and respectfully, and promoting a positive political environment free of discrimination, racism, sexism, and hatred.

We rate regional and local parties based on their nationwide public perception and on the appearance of their prominent members in their roles.

When working together in the election campaigns of individual politicians, we take the present public perception into account regardless of party affiliation or other political coalitions.

Political campaigns, such as referenda, are judged on their content and their expected impact, regardless of the parties, politicians, or organizations involved.

Do you have questions about our ethical guidelines? We welcome your feedback to our Ethical Committee.

Note: The term “organizations” is used to represent all other sponsors such as companies, foundations, informal coalitions, etc. including private individuals who receive services as initiators or beneficiaries of RaiseNow.