Chantilly, VA (May 1, 2015)
– SOC LLC
(SOC), a trusted global provider of integrated security and critical infrastructure solutions around the world, received confirmation of the Company’s International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association
(ICoCA) Transitional Membership. As an ICoCA Transitional Member, SOC is enabled with full participatory and voting rights in the ICoCA for the duration of its Membership.
“As the governance and oversight body for the International Code of Conduct Private Security Service Providers (“the Code”), the Board of Directors of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA) has reviewed the application and supporting materials submitted by SOC and found them to be in full satisfaction of the Association Membership Requirements for Transitional Membership,” wrote Andrew Orsmond, Executive Director, ICoCA.
SOC’s Ethics and Compliance Team, led by General Counsel Mike Littlejohn, has worked to establish a culture of compliance backed by a number of ethics programs, training and policies in support of the Company’s values of Safety and Integrity. “This is an important step for SOC, because ICoCA’s Transitional Membership status recognizes our high standards of ethics and compliance, which are also demonstrated through our unwavering commitment to abide by and operate in accordance with the Code,” commented Mr. Littlejohn. SOC intends to seek Full Membership as soon as the ICoCA finalizes and establishes its full membership criteria for all Private Security Service Providers.
About SOC’s Ethics & Compliance
- 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 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 a worldwide Company Ethics Help Line available through our website, for employees and third parties to ask questions, raise concerns, or lodge complaints about our operations. SOC prohibits retaliation against any employee or other person for raising questions, concerns, or complaints in good faith.
We are a member of the Defense Industry Initiative (through our parent company, Day & Zimmermann) and a Charter signatory to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers, as a multilateral pact sponsored and supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and several governments. As an operator in high risk, complex environments, SOC acknowledges its commitment to the preservation of Human Rights and compliance with ANSI quality management standards for Private Security Companies (PSC 1 –2012).
SOC is a company united by the customer’s mission, with a commitment to leading the industry by setting the highest standards in safety and compliance. SOC seeks to advance professionalism and greater efficiencies within the security and infrastructure industries.