The Good Governance Charter for Housing Co-operatives was launched at the ICA Housing Plenary in Manchester in November 2012.

It has three parts:

  • A 10-point set of good governance practices
  • An interpretive statement for each good practice
  • The International Co-operative Alliance’s statement on the Co-operative Identity which includes the seven International Co-operative Principles

It is intended to support the work of housing co-operative boards and how they carry out their duties. It focuses on the fundamental principles of governance and ethics that apply internationally to all housing co-op boards of directors.