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ICoCA Awards International SOS 'Observer' Status

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International SOS, the world’s leading health and security services company, has become an Observer of International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA), a multi-stakeholder initiative to ensure that providers of private security services respect human rights and humanitarian law. It serves as the governance and oversight mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (the “Code”). Observers of ICoCA actively help to support and drive the key aims and profile of the association.

Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, CEO & Chairman, International SOS commented,

As an organisation with human touch at our core, ICoCA’s mission very much aligns with our own. We take pride in the fact that we protect and save lives every day. By providing employment, training healthcare and other benefits to our employees and by working with local service providers, International SOS directly contributes to the well-being of individuals in over 200 countries and territories. International SOS pursues the protection of individual rights through our behaviour towards our employees, customers and service providers.

In our relationship with ICoCA, we see the opportunity to help to raise the profile of this critical aspect of business sustainability within the security sector. It is important for the growth of the industry that clients are assured that human rights are protected and an integral part of their suppliers’ ethos. We feel honoured to have the opportunity to share our expertise with the ICoCA membership and share the important work of ICoCA.

Jamie Williamson, Executive Director of ICoCA commented

We are delighted that International SOS have joined the ICoCA as an Observer. This sends a clear message: that contracting responsible private security companies, the operations of which are continually monitored by ICoCA and that are subjected to human rights due diligence, is not just the right thing to do but makes better business sense. We look forward to working with International SOS to raise the profile of ICoCA across all industries and sectors, and to learn from them given their deep expertise in ensuring the security and health of their clients.

ICoCA has a rapidly growing membership of over 144 Members and Affiliates, and 51 ‘Observer’ organisations that work alongside them.

About the International SOS Group of Companies
The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives and protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, and your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity, and sustainability.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by over 9,000 organisations. This includes the majority of the Fortune Global 500. As well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions, and NGOs. Nearly 12,000 multi-cultural security, medical, logistics and digital experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,200 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days. Between them, International SOS employees speak nearly 100 languages and dialects in our Assistance Centres, Clinics, and offices.

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