Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

As a security company often operating in developing countries and remote regions; and often with the carriage of licensed weapons – Saladin understands and acknowledges it is in a unique area of corporate social responsibility. Saladin has developed a management framework that ensures people remain as safe as possible whilst minimising environmental impact and contributing positively to local economies and the environment wherever possible.

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies

Developed by the Swiss Government in Geneva and bringing together many international companies the ICOC is now the basis from which reputable security companies operate.

As a Signatory Company, Saladin has publicly affirmed its responsibility to respect the human rights of, and fulfill humanitarian responsibilities towards, all those affected by our business activities, and as a Signatory Company Saladin has committed to operate in accordance with the Code.

There are also commitments regarding working with others. As a Signatory Company, Saladin recognizes that the Code acts as a founding instrument for a broader initiative to create better governance, compliance and accountability and is committed to work with other stakeholders to establish objective and measureable standards and also external independent mechanisms for effective governance and oversight.

Full details of the ICOC are at: http://www.icoc-psp.org/

For Saladin’s policy on grievance in line with the ICoC, please go to grievance procedure.

Environment

Saladin considers the protection of the environment as a key factor when implementing new projects. The aim is to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development in the regions it operates in by protecting the local people, minimising harm to the local environment and working in cooperation with local communities. Operations are set up with a green priority adopting policies to minimise the impact on the environment and monitoring this on an ongoing basis.

Health and Safety

Operating in remote and difficult areas of the world creates particular health and safety challenges which Saladin takes seriously in all its operations. Conducting comprehensive risk assessments and implementing practical control measures to minimise risk as much as possible and enable contingency plans to be used effectively in the event of incidents.

Ethics and Integrity

Saladin has developed a code of business conduct which aims to ensure the highest ethical standards in its operations; taking into account the international and local legal framework such as the ICOC detailed above, UK Bribery Act and such aspects as Human Rights law.

Local Investment

Saladin believes in the development of local economies and opportunities. By employing local staff where possible and investing in local projects of benefit to the community such as schools and medical facilities.

Saladin’s Southern Sudan subsidiary is contributing a proportion of profits towards building a new school in Bor. It also has an active policy of reintegrating wounded war heroes into private employment.

The Bribery Act 2010

Saladin management is committed to complying with the legal requirements of the UK Bribery Act 2010. It does so by developing procedures based around six principles of, proportionality; top level commitment; risk assessment; due diligence; communication and monitoring and review.