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Posted on: 04/04/2024
ADVANCING PERU'S PRIVATE SECURITY

The Second Technical Meeting on Private Security in Peru, organised by ICoCA & ICEV, was held at the Swiss Embassy in Lima on 26/03. Stakeholders gathered to address security priorities, incl. the threat of organised crime.

Posted on: 18/04/2024
ONLINE SESSION – PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES AS A SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT MEASURE

ICoCA is excited to join forces with GISF for a session during the United Nations OCHA Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks on 2 May 2024, from 11:00 to 12:30 CET. Register now!

Posted on: 28/03/2024
EMPOWERING SECURITY GOVERNANCE THROUGH COLLABORATION IN KINSHASA, DRC

ICoCA joined a diverse group of stakeholders in Kinshasa, DRC, to collectively develop terms of reference for a database of private security companies and a model contract for clients engaging with them.

Posted on: 20/03/2024
ADVANCING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: PERSPECTIVES FROM MOZAMBIQUE

While on a high-level mission to Maputo & Cabo Delgado in Mozambique, ICoCA’s Executive Director, Jamie Williamson, read with great interest and some disquiet the latest on the slimmed down EU CSDDD.

Posted on: 18/03/2024
NATO ADVANCED WORKSHOP: ADDRESSING MERCENARY RESURGENCE

ICoCA participated in the NATO Advanced Workshop “Addressing systemic legal and policy challenges of mercenaries and related actors in contemporary armed conflicts: beyond the Wagner Group” in Copenhagen on 7-8 March 2024.

Posted on: 14/03/2024
SECURITY DYNAMICS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ: INSIGHTS FROM THE OIL FIELDS

Between 3-8 March 2024 a team from ICoCA spent a week visiting stakeholders based in and around Basra in Southern Iraq.

What We Do


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


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.

Our Members


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“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!”

Rich Jones


Managing Director
Al-Murabit
Iraq

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“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.”

Freddy Kasongo


Executive Director
OEARSE
Democratic Republic of Congo

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“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.”

Josephine Alabi


Executive Director
Keen and Care Initiative
Nigeria

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“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.”

Jean-Philippe Lafont


Chief Executive Officer
Groupe Tara S.A.
Switzerland

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“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.“

David Ware


Chief Operating Officer
Libertine Global Solutions (LGS)
Nigeria

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“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”

Yeny Moreno


Commercial Director
Siete24
Colombia

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“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.”

David Amos


Partner
Control Risks
United Kingdom

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“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.”

Eric Kajemba


Coordinator
Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix
Democratic Republic of Congo

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“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. “

Zhao Ming


Vice President
Hanwei International
China

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“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.“

Frederik Lundborg


Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Scandinavian Risk Solutions (SRS)
Sweden

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“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. “

Carlos Salazar


Executive Director
Socios Perú
Peru

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“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.“

Richard Wilson


Chief Executive Officer
Physical Risk Solutions
Somalia

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“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.”

Ashton Towler


CEO
WS Insight

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“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.”

Roger Warwick


Chief Executive Officer
Pyramid Temi Group
Italy

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Who’s Joined


Governments

CanadaUnited States
SwedenAustralia
SwitzerlandNorway
United Kingdom

Private Security Companies

Security Plus (U) LtdLatlong International SarlAxien Security LtdPinnacle SecurityPersonal Security SystemsPalm Security (Al Nakhla Iraq)Securitas Services EuropeLoyz Marine Services LimitedBlack Onyx MaritimeSecure Line Company for Security ServicesNight Bird Security Services (NBS)Horn Risk ManagementARB-Security GroupAlastora for Security ServicesG4S Secure Solutions/G4S Support Services TanzaniaNibras Company for Security & SafetyAmarante InternationalSomali Risk Management (SRM)GEOSISN International Security NetworkInterarma LtdPatriot Group InternationalOlive Group FZ-LLCGardaWorldControl RisksErinys Iraq LimitedMaritime Defence Force (MDF)
AP GlobalSentinel Iraq for Security ServicesArcfyre InternationalNorth Star Support GroupLarsa Security ServicesTalon Security Company LtdDefaf Al KhaleejGriffin SecurityAfrica Risk ComplianceGuarding and Services for Africa (GSA)Metro SecurityMesopotamia Eagles Security (MES)Empresa de Seguridad Privada e Instalaciones Especiales (ESPIE)Veterans Security Services (VSS)Flash InterventionPage Protective ServicesProfessional Security Services (PSSSA)Al Murabit Security ServicesHanwei International Security ServicesMS Risk LimitedVSC Security SolutionsMarine One (private) LimitedG4S Risk ManagementPrudential Guards LimitedPhysical Risk Solutions LtdHart Security Limited
Nation Security ServicesSUMAJKT Guard LTDAl-Ghadeer Security CompanyAlqabdah Security CompanyFrontier Risk SolutionsGegenbauer PolskaJanus Global Operations SomaliaSeptu Group Security Management SrlPeregrine Risk ManagementTutare Management DMCCSeptimius SecurityGuard Dog Security ServicesMando SecuritySafeguard Security ServicesEaglematrix Security AgencyFrontline Responses Finland (FRF)Libertine Global Solutions (LGS)Black Pearl Maritime Security ManagementArgus Security ProjectsEagles Egypt SecurityUnited Guards Services LtdSOC LLCEOS Risk GroupCenturion Security S.A.Vesper Group
Red Castle for Security, Occupational Safety and Training GmbHG4S KenyaSicuro WPSAl Zeizfoon Company For Security ServicesSeagull Maritime LtdHawki WorldwideAl-Baron Company for Security ServicesIraq StarAGWE Global LtdSGA SecurityCommissionaires CanadaTakana OyArcher InternationalHart International AustraliaArgusBM SecurityServicios Integrales de Seguridad Privada (Security SIS)Metropolitan SecuritySalama Fikira GroupYutees ServicesIDG SecurityHXZA GroupMeridian Global ConsultingAl Hurea Security ServicesPyramid Temi GroupScandinavian Risk Solutions (SRS)Triple Canopy, IncWS Insight LimitedLandMark Security

Civil Society Organisations

JUSTICIA AsblCentre for Democracy and Human RightsSave AfricaSecuritas CongoMyanmar Centre for Responsible BusinessHainan CGE Peace Development FoundationMaison de Gouvernance du secteur Extractif (MGSE)Institute for Overseas Safety and SecurityObservatoire de la Société Civile Congolaise pour les Minerais de Paix (OSCMP)New Nigeria FoundationIndepazOne Earth FutureAmerican University Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare ActionAction Pour lNarrative HubKijiji YeetuWomen Action Towards Economic Development (WATED)COCODHDInstituto de Enseñanza Para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IEPADES)African Law Foundation (AfriLaw)Youths for Peace Building Development in Africa (YOUPEDA)Centre for Human Rights University of PretoriaInstitute of Democracy and Human Rights of the Catholic University of PeruRencontre pour la paix et les droits de l hommeEIRIS Foundation
Instituto de Criminología y Estudios Sobre la ViolenciaOrganisation de la Mission de Sécurité Diplomatique et des Relations Internationales (E.A.F.) France - Europe - Pays Africains - Pays Arabes- LSyndicat National des Convoyeurs de Fonds et Agents de Sécurité (SY.NA.CO.FAS)Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE Africa)Observatoire dTammuz Organization For Social DevelopmentCenter for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)Keen and Care Initiative (KCI)Usalama Reforms ForumLigue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Défense des Droits Humains (LIPRODHOR)International Corporate Accountability RoundtableRéseau des Organisations pour la Transparence et L Analyse BudgétaireHuman Rights First
Omega Research FoundationChildren and Young People Living for Peace (CYPLP)Centre du Commerce International pour le Développement (CECIDE)Foundation for the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE)Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix (OGP)Iraqi Al-Amal Association (IAA)Dynamique des Femmes des MinesCentre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD)COMPPART Foundation for Justice and PeacebuildingSocios PerúLumière Synergie DéveloppementAction Contre l impunité pour les droits de l hommeHuman Rights Watch

Observers

Investor Alliance for Human RightsGlencore International AGEuropean Security AcademyOasis Management ConsultancyAsociación de Empresas Seguras (AES)ArmatechPangolin GroupDynamic Shooting Systems (DSS France)Maravi Group Ltd.Barrick Gold CorporationThe Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF)
Tethys NavalAlamaya GroupTysers Insurance BrokersSanjeev BhardwajKRIMIVAHenry Vargas PolaniaArtan Center LLC
Consultores & Auditores en Gestion SAS (CONAUGES)HOLCIMInternational SOSSwiss Security and Safety Management Assessment, Remodeling and Training (3SMART)Gilbert BuonomoMSS Global
Pan American SilverSinbad Navigation CompanySurvival and Special Training Tactics Center (SEAL)Proelium Law LLPSovereign Global Solutions LtdBechtel Corporation

Who’s using ICoCA


The organisations below use ICoCA to minimize risk and ensure human rights due diligence on private security providers

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