Transparency & Governance reporting

This page presents our compliance with initiatives that seek to establish new norms and standards in the fields of governance and accountability.

Initiative for a Transparent Civil Society

“Whenever there is a commitment to the community, transparency towards the community should naturally follow.”

AlgorithmWatch adheres to the governance reporting framework of Transparency International Germany’s „Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft“ (Initiative for a Transparent Civil Society), whose voluntary commitment (PDF 6.1 MB) we have signed.

More information about the initiative can be found here: Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (in German only)

As per its commitment, AW AlgorithmWatch gGmbH has agreed to make the following information publicly available:

1. Name, registered office, address, year established

AW AlgorithmWatch gGmbH, Linienstr. 13, 10178 Berlin, Germany, established 2017

2. Complete charter and the organisation’s mission

3. Tax exempt status

AW AlgorithmWatch gGmbH is registered with the tax number 27/640/02364 and is recognised by the authorities in Germany, where it is based, as a charitable organization. The latest certificate (PDF, 3 MB) received from the tax authorities (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I), dated March 24, 2023, confirms AW AlgorithmWatch gGmbH’s non-profit status; it is exempted from corporate income tax (Körperschaftssteuer) and business tax (Gewerbesteuer) until March of 2026.

4. Name and function of main decision-making bodies

5. Annual reports

6. Organization

7. Funding (2022)

8. Allocation of Resources

9. Institutional Relationships

10. Name of legal entities, contributing with more than 10 per cent to the organization’s budget (2022)

11. Natural persons whose annual contributions account for more than ten percent of our total annual income (2022):

We confirm that the decision-making bodies meet regularly and that the meetings are recorded in minutes. Questions to our organization are answered within a reasonable period of time. The financial reports are signed by name by one of our organization's decision-makers.

When auditing our annual financial report, compliance with this commitment is monitored by our internal accountant bodies or the auditor.

Matthias Spielkamp
Executive Director

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