Human Rights

SHIELD is committed to developing an organizational culture which implements a policy of support for internationally recognized human rights and seeks to avoid complicity in human rights abuses. We support the principles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards.

We seek to establish relationships with entities that share the same principles and values as SHIELD. We also promote human rights awareness and respect along our value chain, including the adoption of legal contractual clauses. In the event of disrespect to human rights, duly proven by government authorities and mechanisms provided by legislation, we notify the supplier/partner or the customer so they may adopt corrective measures and, in cases in which such measures are not taken, we then are entitled to rescind the respective commercial relationship.

We only allow ourselves and our clients to use armed security from SHIELD when required by law, business policy or if there is no other way to manage security risks. All armed personal must meet our standards, based on UN guidelines and conventions on the use of force and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. Armed personal must follow SHIELD’s Code-of-Conduct and Rules-of-Engagement and they should only use the minimum force needed and offer help to anyone – including offenders – injured as a result

All International staff follows SHIELD’s Code-of-Conduct.