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Code of Conduct - Version 13.1

Beginning in the summer of 2011, ISOA conducted their bi-annual Code of Conduct review and revision process. After the four month long process, ISOA was pleased to introduce the ISOA Code of Conduct, version 13.1.


►What is the Code of Conduct?

TheISOA Code of Conduct is a constructive effort towards better regulatingprivate sector operations in conflict and post-conflict environments anddisaster relief. ISOA recognizes that improved standards benefitclients, international stability operations and the industry itself. All ISOA Members are signatories to the ISOA Code of Conduct.

►What has changed?

Throughpublic comments and meetings, ISOA along witht the Standards Complianceand Oversight Committee has revised the ISOA Code of Conduct. Version13.1 features many improvements and additions including:

  • Referencesto the UK Bribery Act, International Code of Conduct for PrivateSecutiry Providers and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • The inclusion of new clauses regarding gender violence, subcontracting and training.
  • Reference to signatories' individual company codes of conduct.
  • General reorganization of sections for clarity and ease of reference.

►What where the different steps of the revision process?

Timeline of Revision Process
1-29 July 2011 Public comment period for suggested revisions to the ISOA Code of Conduct.
24 Aug 2011 First public meeting to discuss revisions and updates to the ISOA Code of Conduct
31 Aug 2011 Second public meeting to discuss revisions and updates to the ISOA Code of Conduct
30 Sept 2011 StandardsCompliance and Oversight Committee meeting to consider all the commentsand make final decision on changes to be submitted to the ISOA Board ofDirectors
10 Oct 2011 StandardsCommittee members review working draft of V.13 of the Code of Conductto make comments and suggestions and vote for approval
18 Oct 2011 ISOA Board of Directors review final suggested draft of V.13 of the ISOA Code of Conduct to comment and vote for approval
20 Oct 2011 ISOA Code of Conduct V.13 is approved by the ISOA Board of Directors
27 Oct 2011 ISOA Code of Conduct V.13.1 released with corrections of copy-editing errors

 

►Want more information?

View the fully notated version of the ISOA Code of Conduct reflecting revisions from version 12 and explanations.

Read the ISOA Code of Conduct, Version 13.1.

Dowload a Printable Version.

 

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