Corporate Responsibility

UN Global Compact

  • Control Risks has participated in the UN Global Compact since 2007. This is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. To demonstrate our on-going commitment and development in these areas, we annually submit a “Communication On Progress” with particular focus on respecting human rights and countering corruption.

Leading industry standards

  • Control Risks has been central to the development and adoption of security industry standards and codes of practice which include a focus on human rights.
  • Control Risks’ employee, Chris Sanderson OBE, was the first Chairman of the Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG), the UK trade association partnered with the British Government for regulation of UK private security providers operating overseas.
  • Control Risks contributed to the Swiss government-led development of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC). Chris Sanderson is on the Board of Directors of the ICoC Association.
  • As evidence of our commitment to these standards and to the work of these organisations, we attach our Iraq Operations - Statement of Conformance to principles which support ethical and compliant business practices.
  • We have stringent processes relating to subcontractors and suppliers and use an independent provider for our whistleblowing channel, in line with Transparency International’s guidance.

Third party complaints and grievance policy

  • If a third party - an external party who is not a client - wishes to make a complaint about Control Risks’ activities, Control Risks will apply its Third party complaints policy.  External parties may contact Control Risks management at any of our offices or our General Counsel.

Corporate governance

  • Control Risks is committed to operating in a manner that meets the highest corporate governance standards. Notwithstanding its private company status, Control Risks has adopted applicable aspects of the UK’s 2003 Revised Combined Code on Corporate Governance.
  • In our industry, we believe that corporate independence is vital and Control Risks remains a private company, principally owned by its employees. Independence provides the platform from which to offer unbiased and objective advice that serves our clients’ best interests.