Ethical Standards

 SOC’s ethics and compliance efforts are led by our Company’s executive management team, dedicated ethics program staff, and the commitment of our employees. SOC conducts routine audits of the financial, compliance, and operational aspects of its business through internal audit, independent third parties and intra-company audits whereby auditors from different internal business units audit other business units. 

SOC maintains a written Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct, provides regular training on compliance topics important to our business, and offers multiple avenues, including the worldwide Company Ethics Help Line (877-319-0270) and online form for any employee, business partner, or other stakeholder to raise questions, concerns, or complaints in good faith. 

We are a member of the Defense Industry Initiative, through our parent company, Day & Zimmermann and are a Charter signatory to the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Providers. As an operator in high risk, complex environments, SOC acknowledges our commitment to the preservation of Human Rights and is a member in good standing with the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) and complies with the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (ANSI PSC.1-2012) requirements.

 ANSI Letter of Commitment

Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics is also available to download in ArabicHindi, and Spanish.

 

SOC Ethics Help Line and Grievance Mechanism:

Toll-free Ethics Help Line: 877-319-0270

SOC maintains a worldwide toll-free Company Ethics Help Line [877-319-0270] to report suspected illegal or unethical behavior by or within the company. This Help Line is available for employees, business partners, subcontractors, or other third party stakeholders to raise concerns about the actions of SOC, its operations, its employees, or its business partners to ensure that they are acting consistently with SOC’s Ethical standards, relevant laws and regulations, and specifically to our commitments to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Contractors.  This Help Line also serves at the primary Grievance Mechanism for any party to raise concerns about SOC’s operations. Reports and concerns may be made anonymously. 

Suspected violations can also be reported online

Whistle Blower Policy

 

Global Trafficking Hotline

As part of our commitment to combat and end Global Trafficking of Persons, we also make available to employees and others to use the hotline phone number for the Global Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-844-888-FREE and help@befree.org if they suspect or witness any forms of illegal trafficking in the areas where we conduct business.

We have a strict zero tolerance policy against retaliation. 

Both methods of reporting are confidential and there will be no retributions or reprisals for reporting, raising questions, concerns, or registering complaints toward a suspected violation in good faith. 

Neither SOC, nor employees, will retaliate against any employee who discloses to governmental officials, Inspectors General, Members of Congress, or to the Legal Department or Ethics Office, information that the employee reasonably believes is evidence of fraud, gross waste, mismanagement, abuse of authority, or violations of law related to U.S. government contracts, grants, or funds; or evidence of a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety.

 

Questions?

For more information on SOC’s Ethics and Compliance Program, or to report a related concern or grievances, you may also contact SOC directly at legal@soc-usa.com