Our CEO is fond of saying that her ultimate goal is to see all of us out of a job – that is, to achieve our aims so spectacularly that Sightsavers is no longer needed. Everything we do is geared towards our vision of a world where avoidable blindness has been eliminated, and people with visual impairments and other disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We can only get there thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters. In return for your support, we aim to be as transparent as possible so you can be sure your money is being used wisely and efficiently. Here you’ll find information on how we’re run, how we spend your money and how we make sure it’s done efficiently.

Sightsavers is also a signatory of the International Non-Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter, which outlines our commitment to a high standard of transparency, accountability and effectiveness. Read our 2015 INGO Accountability Charter Report and the INGO panel feedback letter.INGO logo

Sightsavers reports annually to the Charter, on:

  • Strategic commitment to accountability
  • Governance and stakeholder engagement
  • Programme effectiveness
  • Financial management
  • Environmental management
  • HR management
  • Management of impacts on wider society
  • Ethical fundraising and communications

The Independent Review Panel regarded our 2013 report as “an exemplary report for other Charter members”. The panel commended the organisation for demonstrating “a very high level of transparency and accountability to its key stakeholders”.

If you have a complaint, please contact us so we can try to help. We are committed to resolving complaints in an appropriate, fair and timely manner. You can view our complaints policy here.

You are also welcome to view our other policies and statements: