While IFC developed and initially sponsored EPiHC, it operates as an independent and self-sustaining initiative with the following governance structure:
The EPiHC Secretariat administers the initiative. It promotes the Principles, organizes the process of becoming a signatory, and manages communications and publicity around EPiHC in accordance with the Governing Provisions. The Secretariat also addresses procedural inquiries and manages the process of reviewing the Principles and issuing proposed amendments. The Secretariat may establish an Advisory Board to help guide this process.
The EPiHC Governing Provisions are intended to facilitate the administration and implementation of the Principles. This document provides a description of the role of the Secretariat, the Advisory Board, and the Signatories.