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Governance and annual reports

Our governance

Find out about how our board of trustees, chairman, chief executive and senior management team work together.

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Annual reports

Our Trustees' Report and Accounts documents our key achievements in 2016 and includes our full audited accounts.

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Our policies

Read summaries of British Red Cross policies or download the full policies for further information.

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Our corporate strategy

Our 2015-2019 corporate strategy is called 'Refusing to ignore people in crisis'. Take a whistle-stop tour through the main aims of the strategy.

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Our accountability

As an independent humanitarian organisation, we place great importance on providing quality services that have a positive impact.

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Staff salaries

The British Red Cross employs over 4,000 people in the UK and overseas. We aim to pay fair and appropriate wages for our staff’s roles and responsibilities.

Royal Charter

Our Royal Charter

Our Royal Charter is the governing document that sets out our purpose, powers and responsibilities.

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Our carbon footprint

The British Red Cross has been taking steps to reduce our carbon emissions.

British Red Cross presidents, staff and trustees

Local presidents

Find out about our network of local British Red Cross presidents.