International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers
On 9 November 2010 G4S plc became a founder signatory of the International Code of Counduct for Private Security Providers.
The code was developed by the industry, civil society representatives and the Swiss, UK and US Governments. It sets out principles for security operations in areas experiencing or recovering from disaster or unrest and where governments and the rule of law are weak. It covers protective security services delivered by staff whether armed or unarmed, and any other activities where staff are required to carry a weapon. The code covers recruitment, vetting and training of staff, the use of force by security company staff, including the handling of firearms, health and safety and reporting and complaints handling.
G4S Risk Management operates in a variety of challenging environments and takes the obligations set out in the code very seriously. Our parent company, G4S plc will work with the rest of the industry, civil society and interested governments to develop operational standards and an oversight mechanism to assess companies’ compliance with the Code. We are committed to operating in accordance with all relevant local laws and to respecting the human rights of all those that our operations may affect.
It is important that our personnel are able to report allegations of improper conduct especially those acts that violate the principles contained in this Code. Our Grievance Procedure has been put in place so that any employee can raise any instances of improper or illegal conduct and violations to the Code. To read our Grievance Procedure in full, click here.