We reduce risk in the security supply chain by conducting due diligence on our Members & Affiliates, monitoring their activities, certifying their operations, providing guidance and handling complaints.
Our mission is to raise private security industry standards and practices that respect human rights and international humanitarian law and to engage with key stakeholders to achieve widespread adherence to the International Code of Conduct globally. Discover the benefits for each stakeholder group below.
Demonstrating global leadership as regulators, donors and clients.
Committed to respecting human rights and international humanitarian law.
Monitoring and advocating for effective regulation, oversight, and accountability.
Reducing risk and driving standards through responsible procurement.
Our Members and Affiliates are leaders in ensuring responsible security. See how doing the right thing makes better business sense.
“My Swiss security company joined the ICoCA organisation at the request of the Swiss authorities. ICoCA gave us the frame to build our own human rights training courses. ICoCA is also very important for some of our clients. We are proud to follow the code during our daily work, this is essential.”
“Our membership and continued engagement with ICoCA is integral to our broader initiatives to create better governance, compliance and accountability. At Insight we are committed to excellence and high standards in everything we do. Our membership in ICoCA drives our employee engagement; we are committed to our employees in fair treatment, codes of conduct, payment of a living wage and compliance with the Code, principles and standards.”
“The Code and the Association have provided us with the necessary tools, experiences and opportunities for exchange that are essential to do positive work on such a complex issue as security and human rights. We use its concepts and practices to contribute to the relationship between extractive companies and private security providers, as well as the national police and civil society. It has served to guide the national entity in charge of regulating private security in Peru. “
“Membership of ICoCA is, amongst the other merits, a declaration of conformity with the goals of sustainability and human rights. This has been highly appreciated by our corporate clients, especially those that are public owned. We have also undertaken to propose reference to these principles in the Technical Committee that is developing ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management.”
“As one of only two member security companies in Colombia, ICoCa membership is a very important differentiating factor for us. It gives Siete24’s presentations to potential clients additional weight and significance”
“SRS continuous engagement and membership in ICoCA is an important component when fulfilling our commitment to human rights as well our key stakeholders’ expectations of a strategic security partner providing global services.“
“As Physical Risk Solutions (PRS) continues to expand its business we understand the importance of operating to high professional standards. At the heart of these is our uncompromising commitment to our multicultural clients, workforce and communities in which we serve. PRS’s alliance to ICoCA gives invaluable guidance, provides a forum for like-minded debate and ensures we remain pro-active in maintaining our moral and ethical compass.“
“Our membership was motivated by the need for greater access to documentary resources on the implementation of the Voluntary Principles. Membership of ICoCA has further strengthened our role as a major player in the implementation of the International Code of Conduct in DRC and our affirmation as an actor working for the improvement of private security governance through monitoring, complaints management and victim support.”
“Through the internationally recognised regulations and principles from ICoCA, Hanwei International Security Services Co, Ltd. have further made our security techniques and security services more normative and more in line with the international security reality and demands, which have won us a lot of improvements and praises from our clients. We extend our sincere appreciation and heartfelt respect to the ICoCA. “
“A shared approach to setting high standards across the industry is fundamental to successful governance and compliance implementation. The ICoCA provides essential and valuable guidance for both its members and their clients and Control Risks is proud to have been a founding contributor and long standing member.”
“Keen and Care Initiative (KCI) Nigeria is proud to be a Member of ICoCA. We believe in ICoCA’s mission. Our membership in ICoCA has made us work better and with more focus. As Members we now have access to relevant documents and useful information to make progress on these issues along with connections to likeminded organisations working on these issues around the world.”
“Being a member of the ICoCA clearly states to clients our companies policy on sustainable development. The ICoCA is critical to achieving change within the security sector so that principles of best practice are achieved by protecting the vulnerable. This is especially relevant in complex environments.“
“Through our work promoting the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in the mining sector in DRC, we have gradually come to understand the important role private security plays, especially as it interacts with public security forces. ICoCA provides us the opportunity for learning and sharing knowledge on private security governance.”
“The feeling of being valued and included, makes our employees feel like part of the team. At Al-Murabit we have a culture of equality in line with ICoCA’s Code; this isn’t simply the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing. Being a diverse company ensures we are innovative and better positions to move with the times. Our diverse culture is our identity!”
The organisations below use ICoCA to minimize risk and ensure human rights due diligence on private security providers
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