Client-Driven Demand for Standards in the Private Security Sector

Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 133
December 8, 2016
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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, December 8.
Commercial sites the world over rely on private security companies to protect their people, property, and production. However, when private security comes into contact with communities, there can be a real risk of tensions, conflict escalation, and at worse, human rights abuses. It is therefore imperative that clients ensure that their private security personnel are properly vetted, well-trained, supervised, and most importantly, operate to international standards.
The Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights made progress in setting forth requirements for oil, gas, and mining companies to ensure that their private security providers meet these standards. Building upon this, the International Code of Conduct embodies a widely accepted set of principles for responsible security provision which have been operationalized in national and international management system standards.
This Roundtable will consider how clients can exert leverage through requiring specific standards of their private security providers, and whether those providers can in turn benefit from standards implementation and certification as a qualifier and market differentiator. The Roundtable will bring together perspectives from both the client and provider on how, collectively, standards in the private security sector can be raised.


Pete Dordal - Senior Vice President & Managing Director, GardaWorld
John Mosher - Vice President - Global Security, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
Please note that attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Christina Murphy.



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