Our values

Our values guide everything we do. They define who we are, what we do and how we work together and with others..

We work together with colleagues around the world, with local partners and communities, governments, businesses and civil society organisations.

Everyone at WaterAid around the world, lives our values. By embracing these, together we know that we are doing the best work we can do, to transform lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.


We treat everyone with dignity and respect and champion the rights and contribution of all to achieve a fairer world.


We work with others to maximise our impact, respecting diversity and difference in the pursuit of common goals.


We are accountable to those whose lives we hope to see transformed, to those we work with, and to those who support us.


We are creative and agile, always learning, and prepared to take risks to accelerate change.


We are bold and inspiring in our actions and words, and uncompromising in our determination to pursue our mission.


We act with honesty and conviction and our actions are consistent with openness, equality and human rights.