International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.75 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association   (ICoCA)

    EU Transparency Register

    366427819671-47 First registered on 25 Nov 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The ICoCA was formed to act as the governance and accountablity mechanism for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers ("the Code"). The ICoCA accomplishes this by overseeing the implementation of the Code by its member companies, and by promoting the responsible provision of private security services and raising industry standards acress the globe.

    Main EU files targeted

    ICoCA has provided feedback on the European Commission proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability, which calls for mandatory human rights due diligence on the supply chains of large companies. ICoCA is eager to ensure the proposed legislation adequately takes into account human rights risks associated with the contracting of private security providers, as this represents one of the highest human rights risks in large companies' supply chains.

    One of the ICoCA's objectives is to influence EU-member (and other) government policies concerning the procurement of responsible private security services. Specifically, ICoCA seeks to encourage the adoption of policies that promote and prioritize respect for human rights and international law by seeking to hire private security service providers that are members of the ICoCA. At present, membership in the ICoCA and completion of its membership requirements is the only common and international objective measure of a company's commitment to respect human rights and international law as they apply to the private security industry specifically.


    Head Office
    ICoCA Geneva Nations 3rd Floor Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1
    Geneva 2 CH-1202 - 2300
    EU Office
    ICoCA Geneva Nations 3rd Floor Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1
    Geneva 2 CH-1202 - 2300


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Other organisations, public or mixed entities

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    ICoCA regularly convenes events focused on human rights due in the private security supply chain. These include during ICoCA's Annual General Assembly and throughout the year. Events convened by ICoCA during the last 12 months that are directly relevant to the topic of human rights due diligence and the EC Directive on corporate sustainability, include the following:

    Reducing Human Rights Risk in Your Private Security Supply Chain:

    Corruption in Complex Environments - The Rules and Roles of Responsible Security:

    The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in Ensuring Human Rights Due Diligence:

    Empowering Civil Society on Private Security Oversight: A Case Study from DRC:

    Ten Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - The Case of Private Security:

    Working Conditions in the Private Security Industry:

    The Role of Private Security in Migration and Detention:

    Rethinking Responsible Security in the Digital Era:

    In addition to these events, ICoCA has partnered with other organisations such as OECD and the UN Global Compact presenting on the case of human rights due diligence in private security. ICoCA partnered with the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) to produce a research report and policy brief on Private Security Contracting in the Humanitarian Sector - Time to Take Responsibility:

    In addition to regularly communicating with its Members through the ICoCA website and newsletters, the ICoCA Secretariat and Board regularly meet with relevant civil society as well as trade associations and government regulators to inform them about the goals and activities of the ICoCA and the role it can play in promoting human rights and respect for international humanitarian law.

    Other key functions related to the EU Directive:

    1. Certification: ICoCA maintain a certification procedure for member companies as one its principal membership requirements. Member companies must be certified to the International Code of Conduct ("the Code") by first becoming certified to one of the national or internatinal industry standards recognized by the ICoCA, and then by supplying additional information about the company's operations as specified by the ICoCA Board of Directors, as described in the Certification Procedure.

    2. Reporting, Monitoring and Assessment of Performance: ICoCA also requires members companies to regularly report on their implementation of the requirements of the Code, to be monitored by the Association, and to be assessed by the ICoCA Board on the company's implementation efforts. Specific procedures for these processes are described in the ICoCA's Articles of Association and in the Article 12 Procedures.

    3. Complaints Handling: ICoCA maintains a complaints mechanism that can receive and process complaints of alleged violations of the Code by its Member companies. The complaints process is described in Article 13 of the Articles of Association and in the Article 13 Procedures

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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