Standards

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.

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 fulfil 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.

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

he Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG) is a Special Interest Group, for security companies who are committed to the development and implementation of international standards for the private security sector. SCEG companies are well regulated and compliant with international security standards and protecting human rights is at the core of their business models.

PSC.1-2012 is a management standard for quality of private security company operations. The standard seeks to operationalise the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) within a formal structure familiar to businesses. That structure, with national and international supervision, provides auditable procedures for the development of the standard, certification to it, and monitoring of ongoing compliance.  

Saladin is certified to the standard in Afghanistan and currently working towards certification in other relevant areas of operation.

Saladin is certified to ISO 9001:2015 which sets out the criteria for a quality management system based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

ISO 18788:2015 provides a framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the management of security operations. It provides the principles and requirements for a security operations management system (SOMS). ISO 18788:2015 provides a business and risk management framework for organisations conducting or contracting security operations and related activities and functions. Saladin Afghanistan is fully certified to this standard.

The KSIA is a federation of private companies whose core business is the supply of security products and services in Kenya.

The Security Industry Authority in the United Kingdom is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. It is an independent body reporting to the British Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. It has two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC “Council” is comprised of 34 private and public sector member organizations that represent specific industries or agencies operating abroad. 

Established in 2000, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights are a set of principles designed to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that encourages respect for human rights.

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