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Posted on: 22/05/2024
ADDRESSING WORKING CONDITIONS CHALLENGES AT THE OECD FORUM

Poor working conditions in private security pose risks of corruption and misconduct. Today we delve into this burning issue at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. Read our reports to learn more.

Posted on: 17/05/2024
ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING (ASM): EMERGING LESSONS AND LEARNINGS

During the VPI Annual Plenary, ICoCA’s ED Jamie Williamson presented on a panel tackling ASM. Key points included the sector’s growth and need for formalisation, community engagement and challenges from criminal networks.

Posted on: 14/05/2024
PAN-AMERICAN PRIVATE SECURITY CONGRESS: A MEETING POINT FOR COMPANIES, AUTHORITIES AND CLIENTS

This week, ICoCA is participating in the 17th Pan-American Private Security Congress held in Mexico City, and is taking advantage of its presence in the city to visit Members, prospective private security companies Members and clients.

Posted on: 29/04/2024
INTER-AMERICAN COURT ADDRESSES CLIMATE CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held a Public Hearing on Climate Emergency and Human Rights. A civil society consortium, led by ICoCA, submitted an Amicus brief stressing the need to protect rights defenders.

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

ICoCA was excited to join forces with GISF for a session during the United Nations OCHA Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks on 2 May 2024. Watch the recording now!

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.

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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“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 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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“A shared approach to setting high standards across the industry is fundamental to successful governance and compliance implementation. 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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“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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“ICoCA has provided us with the necessary resources, tools and opportunities to carry out positive work in such an environment as security and human rights. With their guidance and support, we have implemented more robust internal policies company wide. Whilst still a relatively new company in Iraq, we are showing that we are complying with the regulations and strict laws which respects human rights and protects the interest of our clients. By becoming part of the organisation, ICoCA has recognised Sentinels efforts to maintain its high standards and best practices. We are proud to have become affiliated with ICoCA.”

Barry Speight


Security Operations Manager
Sentinel Iraq Security Services
Iraq

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“As the first Nigerian Security Company to achieve full certification from the ICoCA, we have embarked on a transformative journey centred on strengthening compliance with human rights, in alignment with the organisation’s mission. The invaluable engagement and training sessions have played a pivotal role in shaping our workforce and reinforcing the alignment of our security operations with the highest standards of integrity and human rights principles, thereby instilling confidence in our clients both locally and globally.”

David Ware


Chief Operating Officer
Libertine Global Solutions (LGS)
Nigeria

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“When the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business embarked on the first ever baseline study of the private security industry in Myanmar, the work of ICoCA was very useful to us, and we were able to draw on the experience of similar studies conducted by ICoCA Civil Society Members in other countries. In our recommendations to companies, we were also able to reference the relevant parts of the Code, and also ICoCA’s guidance for its company Members on issues such as conducting human rights impact assessments, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. This gave our recommendations more credibility within the industry.”

Vicky Bowman


Director
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
Myanmar

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“Via its International Code of Conduct, ICoCA provides the security industry with the necessary backbone to operate professionally and effectively in difficult and challenging environments. It is within this framework that guidance, cooperation and teamwork can be found which ensures Belstone Dart International, its sister company, Physical Risk Solutions and other like-minded companies can operate in full compliance to international standards.

Being a Member also gives clients the confidence and assurance that the company they are dealing with is the right company to protect their people, assets and reputation.”

Richard Wilson


Chief Executive Officer
Belstone Dart/Physical Risk Solutions
Somalia

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“ICoCA has been a game-changer for our organisation, leaving a profound impact in the international security community. It provides our clients and partners with the assurance that we adhere to the strictest ethical and operational standards, allowing us to stand out among other companies and gain a competitive advantage. By incorporating ICoCA principles into our daily operations, we have further solidified our ethical identity, moving beyond mere compliance to making these principles an integral part of our organizational culture.”

Jihad El Annan


CEO
Metropolitan Security
Lebanon

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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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“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
Mauritius

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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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“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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“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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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 ManagementMetro 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 SolutionsUnited Guards Services LtdSOC LLCEOS Risk GroupCenturion Security S.A.Vesper Group
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)Guard Dog Security ServicesMando SecuritySafeguard Security ServicesEaglematrix Security AgencyFrontline Responses Finland (FRF)Libertine Global Solutions (LGS)Black Pearl Maritime Security ManagementArgus Security ProjectsEagles Egypt SecurityPyramid Temi GroupScandinavian Risk Solutions (SRS)Triple Canopy, IncWS Insight LimitedLandMark Security
Nation Security ServicesSUMAJKT Guard LTDAl-Ghadeer Security CompanyAlqabdah Security CompanyFrontier Risk SolutionsGegenbauer PolskaJanus Global Operations SomaliaSeptu Group Security Management SrlPeregrine Risk ManagementTutare Management DMCCSeptimius SecurityArcher InternationalHart International AustraliaArgusBM SecurityServicios Integrales de Seguridad Privada (Security SIS)Metropolitan SecuritySalama Fikira GroupYutees ServicesIDG SecurityHXZA GroupMeridian Global ConsultingAl Hurea Security ServicesOlive Group FZ-LLCGardaWorldControl RisksErinys Iraq LimitedMaritime Defence Force (MDF)
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 OyARB-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 InternationalG4S Risk ManagementPrudential Guards LimitedPhysical Risk Solutions LtdHart Security Limited

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 AGSanjeev BhardwajKRIMIVAGilbert BuonomoBarrick Gold CorporationThe Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF)
Tethys NavalAlamaya GroupTysers Insurance BrokersHOLCIMInternational SOSSwiss Security and Safety Management Assessment, Remodeling and Training (3SMART)Survival and Special Training Tactics Center (SEAL)Proelium Law LLPPangolin GroupDynamic Shooting Systems (DSS France)
Consultores & Auditores en Gestion SAS (CONAUGES)Sinbad Navigation CompanyArmatechMSS Global
Pan American SilverOasis Management ConsultancyAsociación de Empresas Seguras (AES)Henry Vargas PolaniaSovereign Global Solutions LtdBechtel Corporation

Who’s using ICoCA


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

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