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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

SOC is a transitional member of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA), which sets global standards for the private security industry. Read the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Contractors here.

Learn about the ICoCA here.

As an ICoCA Transitional Member, SOC is enabled with full participatory and voting rights in the ICoCA. In fact, SOC is founding signatory to the Code, as a key participant in the multi-stakeholder process that resulted in the Code of Conduct. This included a multilateral pact sponsored and supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and several governments. In addition, SOC participated in discussions led by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Government of Switzerland which resulted in the Montreux Document.

As an operator in high risk, complex environments, we acknowledge our commitment to the preservation of Human Rights and compliance with ANSI quality management standards for Private Security Companies (PSC. 1 –2012). 

Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct

With significant business in the defense sector, SOC, as a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an active member of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII). DII is a nonprofit association of responsible U.S. defense companies committed to conducting business affairs at the highest ethical level and in full compliance with the law. Through regular meetings and conferences, members share information and best practices on the latest issues in ethics and compliance, as well as provide training on how to comply with contracting laws both at home and abroad.


Transparency International's Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index

SOC, as a Day & Zimmermann Company, for the second time in a row, received an ‘A’ ranking from Transparency International's Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index.  D&Z is one of 17 companies to receive an A ranking in Internal and Public Information based on this assessment which in 2015 assessed the ethics and anti-corruption programs of 163 defense companies from 47 countries around the world.