Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world's poorest countries.
To conserve the world's most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under resourced communities in the world's poorest countries. To create solutions that are apolitical, forward-thinking, community-driven, and innovative and which take into consideration the long-term needs of low income communities.
Commitment to working with the most deprived communities in the host country, through the development of partnerships and collaborations, such relationships being central to the Frontier approach.
Attainment of the highest standards of scientific research in all activities and the creation of a stimulating environment in which scientific research is maintained and flourishes.
Dedication to being an integral and supportive part of the scientific and development community, contributing extensively in the planning and execution of projects pertinent to the needs of the target area and sensitive to local populations.
Commitment to acting as a catalyst for positive corporate change and helping businesses to become responsible corporate citizens.
Dedication to helping the public sector adopt ethical and responsible practices aimed at delivering sustainable development and ecosystem protection.
Extending conservation and development engagement to the widest possible group of stakeholders in government and civil society.
Our Guiding Principles
Our partners' and our volunteers' needs and interests always come first. We measure our success in terms of volunteer and partner satisfaction.
Our asset is our reputation. We are dedicated to complying fully with the laws, rules, and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends on upon unswerving adherence to the highest standards.
We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. We are determined to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety of projects we would, if it came to a choice, rather be best than biggest.
We encourage creativity, enterprise and imagination in all our ventures. While recognising that the traditional method may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find improved solutions to our partners' and volunteer's expectations and challenges. We pride ourselves on having pioneered many of the methodologies, practices and techniques that have now been adopted as standard across our sector.
We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for every role. In an ethics-driven business we know that without the best people, we cannot do the most meaningful work.
We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other businesses. Frontier is a recognised as offering an important spring board to a career in one of the world's most prestigious conservation and development organisations and we promote skills development and merit-based advancement for all of our staff.
We urge teamwork in everything that we do. While individual creativity is always encouraged, we believe that team effort often produces the best results.
The dedication of the Frontier staff team and the exceptional effort they bring to their work are greater than one finds in most other organisations. We think that this is an integral part of our success.
We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our beneficiaries, partners and associates and to develop new projects and initiatives to meet those needs. We know that the world does not stand still and that complacency is destructive.
Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business: we expect our staff team to maintain high ethical standard in everything they do.