SGS is proud to share the news that MAHAK, a charity dedicated to treating pediatric cancer in Iran, has become the top scorer in the global NGO Benchmark practice with a score of 97.5%.

Since it was first benchmarked in 2007, MAHAK has made considerable efforts to improve its transparency and accountability, with focus on continuous improvement as a principle. MAHAK decided to apply for re-certification to make sure its organization keeps up with high standards of quality and integrity, and ultimately it reached this impressive rank on its 8th audit.

SGS NGO Benchmarking offers a holistic good governance assessment covering all major risk areas for NGOs, and it has helped MAHAK to achieve sustainability, increase the public trust in its organization, and better improve the quality and quantity of services provided to cancer-stricken children and their families.

For further information, please contact:

Lieske van Santen
t: +31 6 319 19754

About SGS's NGO Benchmark Certification Services

The NGO Benchmarking certification audit was developed by SGS in 2001 to provide a universal 'trust standard' for NGOs. A consolidation of various codes and standards, the benchmark provides NGOs with the critical independent insight about their governance and accountability. It empowers organizations to set measurable improvement steps. To date hundreds of NGOs have been benchmarked against International Best Practices, across 54 countries in the world.

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