UK backs US code for security firms

By Nizar Manek, 18 December 2012
(Financial Times) --
International security companies are coming under increased pressure to adopt a voluntary code of conduct designed to prevent the kind of abuses that have affected the industry’s name.
The UK Foreign Office will endorse the US-developed standard for firms that operate on land in high-risk environments, undersecretary of state Mark Simmonds wrote in a ministerial statement to parliament this week. Firms that contract with the US government must already abide by the standard.
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