Corporate governance is defined as the systems, principles and processes by which organisations are directed and controlled. Good governance enables efficient and effective management that translates into value and excellent customer service for our stakeholders.

At the Standards Commission, we are given secretariat support by the Office of the Ombudsman. The Commission is co-located with the Office of the Ombudsman, the Office of the Information Commissioner, the Office of the Environmental Information Commissioner, and the Commission for Public Service Appointments. These offices carry out separate and distinct statutory functions, but share services such as human resources, finance, and information and communications technology.

We are committed to best practice structures, processes and systems to successfully carry out our duties in an ethical, accountable, transparent and effective manner.

We firmly believe that good corporate governance is essential to deliver our strategic priorities. By documenting our governance arrangements, our stakeholders can be assured that good governance policies and practices are part of our culture.

2018 Corporate Governance Framework Review

Annual energy efficiency report 2018

Under the terms of these Regulations the energy consumption and performance of all public sector organisations must be reported annually. The secretariat to the Standards in Public Office Commission, the Office of the Information Commissioner, the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information and the Commission for Public Service Appointments is provided by the Office of the Ombudsman at its offices in 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. This report itemises energy usage across the whole office.

Report (PDF)