IIAM Pledge to Mediate

Recognizing that the empowerment to resolve disputes amicably and voluntarily is an expression of civil maturity, IIAM in association with India International ADR Association (IIADRA) has formulated “Pledge to Mediate” among companies and organisations as part of promoting best governance and speedy justice. IIAM and IIADRA invite all organisations and companies in India to become signatories of this Pledge. By doing so, the signatory makes a public, policy statement indicating its commitment to the promotion of amicable settlement of disputes.

OVERVIEW

The pledge is cost-free and not legally binding. Organisations stand to benefit from the following vital outcomes:

Expression of Corporate Governance - A well defined system of dispute resolution and crisis management would demonstrate a competent in-house management system.

Goodwill Generation - Resolution of disputes amicably through mediation improves mutual understanding, resulting in transforming potential crisis into strengthened relationships and continued business opportunities.

Creative Solutions - Parties obtain value-added outcomes that go beyond financial remedies to meet their real commercial interests.

Cost Benefit - Mediating disputes can potentially avoid high costs of litigation and the risks associated with it.

The Pledge contains the following actions:

♣ Considering mediation as a first resort to resolve its disputes with other persons or organisations;

♣ Inserting a mediation clause in its agreements and forms, whenever appropriate;

♣ Displaying its name as a signatory to the Pledge on IIAM website;

♣ Placing the Mediation Pledge logo on its website, hyperlinked to IIAM website.

You can become a signatory by signing Mediation Pledge Form and sending the same to IIAM or IIADRA. We will place your name and logo in the website and will send you the Pledge logo, which can be placed in your website. If you need a Certificate of Signatory to the Pledge, which can be displayed in your office, please contact dpm@arbitrationindia.com

IIAM has also launched the “Pledge to Mediate” inviting members of the society to sign the Pledge, agreeing that mediation culture could lay the foundation to a long term process of positive social transition by making the society just, equal and fair. By signing the Pledge they also agree to consider mediation as the first option to resolve, should any dispute arise in their life, recognizing that the empowerment to resolve disputes amicably and voluntarily is an expression of civil maturity. After signing the Pledge, they can also opt to open the Time Banking Account by which they can offer any services under the Time Banking scheme and/or join the movement by becoming a member of the People’s Mediation Society. For more details; click here.