The PSC Standard Series takes that voluntary commitment a step further and requires companies, in order to be certified, to have adequately incorporated compliance with international human rights principles into their operating policies and procedures. The PSC.1 Standard is has been converted into a full international Standard, ISO 18788.
The mandate of the ICoCA
This is anchored in the ICoCA’s statutes, also known as the Article of Association with its mandate as follows:
- Certification of member companies assessing whether an applicant company’s systems and policies meet the requirements of the Code of Conduct.
- Monitoring of member companies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct based on established human rights methodologies.
- Handling of complaints regarding alleged violations of the Code of Conduct.
This includes complaints that member companies’ grievance mechanism is not accessible, fair, or not offering effective remedies.
DQS Certifies Private Security Companies to ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 and ISO 18788:2015
DQS is a listed Observer of the ICoCA
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