Indicators now available

The Association is pleased to announce the launch of a set of indicators for selected paragraphs of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. These indicators are intended to support Member Companies in ensuring their compliance with Code requirements. The indicators aim to promote a common understanding of the Code Principles and related good practices, assist in making communication about Code implementation more concrete and effective and allow for regular reporting of aggregated data on Member Company performance.

These indicators are aimed at guiding and assisting in particular:

  • Companies, and more specifically:
    • Industry applicants, in assessing their level of readiness to apply for ICoCA Membership,
    • Transitional Members, in assessing their progress towards ICoCA Certification, and
    • ICoCA Certified Members, in assessing their efforts to continuously improve their performance.
  • Clients, in their due diligence efforts and in assessing areas of risk for their procurement decisions;
  • Civil Society Organisations, as a reference document when raising awareness among communities and working together with companies;
  • Governments, as a reference point when creating or updating regulations and policies;
  • Certification Bodies, in strengthening their understanding of specific Code requirements when certifying Member Companies to ICoCA recognised standards (PSC.1, ISO 18788, ISO 28007);
  • The ICoCA Secretariat, as important performance indicators in their ongoing monitoring process and in assessing Member Companies’ progress towards meeting the requirements of the Code, in conducting assessments of compliance concerns and of complaints submitted by third parties and personnel, and in evaluating whether a Company can be recommended for ICoCA Membership and Certification.

The indicators form the basis for ICoCA’s Company Self-Assessment, a written assessement for Member Companies to report on their status in implementing and maintaining compliance with the Code, which is anticipated to be launched end of May 2019.

These indicators are a ‘living document’. The Association expects to revise and update the indicators in the future, in the light of future identified operational challenges and Member Companies’ shared experiences, as well as of industry developments and the Association’s field-based analysis.

The indicators are available here.