Human Rights Policy
The purpose of this Policy is to set forth Argus Security Projects Ltd and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Company”) position with regard to the observance of human rights and international humanitarian law in the context of the Company’s business and operations. This Policy references the overarching human rights principles that guide the Company in the performance of its work.
The Company will treat all persons with dignity and respect for human rights. The Company recognizes and respects all fundamental human rights and will be guided in the conduct of its business by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the “Universal Declaration”) and other applicable human rights documents and principles.
The Company’s core business is providing security and safety to persons and property. In following the guidance set forth in this Policy, it is important to remember that the Company’s work at times may require Company personnel to take actions that put the lives and property of others at risk in order to provide safety and security to our customers and clients. The purpose of this Policy is not to reduce or constrain our level of service to our customers, but rather to provide guidance on permissible activity in the conduct of our business.
This Policy applies to all Company personnel, particularly those employees and contractors who carry weapons or perform work in hostile environments.
HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLES
The Company supports the enjoyment of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the enjoyment of the other commonly recognized human rights. These basic rights include the following:
In addition to the basic human rights laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Company is also guided by the relevant principles, obligations, voluntary commitments, and good practices of the:
The above lists provide examples of commonly-recognized human rights, and it not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive. Other commonly recognized sources of international human rights include: the Chemical Weapons Convention, Convention Against Torture, Geneva Conventions (including Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions), and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS
In addition to the human rights principles identified above, the Company is also guided by the following basic principles:
REPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Personnel aware of or who suspect possible violations of this Policy must report these circumstances by notifying their manager, the CLO, or by using the Company’s anonymous Grievance form online or can be made via the web at firstname.lastname@example.org