Bydand Security plays an important role in protecting state and non-state clients engaged in relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts, commercial business operations, diplomacy and military activity. In providing these services the activities can have potentially positive and negative consequences for their clients, the local population in the area of operation, the general security environment, the enjoyment of human rights and the rule of law.
By signing as a Signatory Company for ICoC we publicly affirm our responsibility to respect the human rights of, and fulfil humanitarian responsibilities towards all those affected by our business activities. We also commit to operate in accordance with the ICoC. The ICoC itself contains many principles ranging from what such Signatory Companies shall require of their personnel through to specific commitments regarding management and governance of the company itself.
The ICoC also acts as a founding instrument for a broader initiative to create better governance, compliance and accountability. Signatory Companies have committed to work with other stakeholders to establish objective and measurable standards and external independent mechanisms for effective governance and oversight. This is ongoing in several ways including, through the work of the ICoC Steering Committee and its Working Groups (see separate section).
Signatory Companies cannot claim to be certified under the ICoC until certification has been granted by the future governance and oversight mechanism as outlined in the ICoC.