DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edinburgh International (EI), a leading provider of security and risk management solutions worldwide and a member company of Constellis Group, today announced that it has received ASIS International's accreditation for Quality of Private Security Contractor Operations, known as ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012.
Edinburgh International is the first Constellis Group company to attain the PSC.1 accreditation, which builds on the historic Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers. ASIS International, in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), developed the PSC.1 standard to establish auditable criteria for managing the quality of private security services and ensure respect for human rights and legal obligations "in conditions where governance and the rule of law have been undermined by conflict or disaster."
Congress has required PSC.1 certification for award of Department of Defense contracts for performing private security functions outside the United States.
Craig Nixon, chief executive officer of Constellis Group, praised the achievement, stating, "We're extremely proud that Edinburgh International has reached this important milestone. They, along with Triple Canopy, another Constellis company, were active members of ASIS International's Standards Committee during the development of PSC.1, so it's only fitting that EI is among the first companies in the world to achieve this historic certification."
Frank Philip, president of Edinburgh International, added, "This certification is the direct result of a dedicated effort by our team in Dubai and London, and is a testament to their commitment to enforcing ethical standards. EI operates in some of the most complex security environments on the planet," Philip continued, "and we have always known that our operations and management systems met the highest standards. We're extremely gratified that the auditors agree."
The certification, which covers EI's headquarters in Dubai and its operations in Basra, Baghdad, and Rumaila, Iraq, was issued by Intertek Certification Limited, a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited body, and is valid through March 29, 2018.
About Edinburgh International
Edinburgh International is a leading global risk management and security solution provider, working with clients to help them achieve their goals in high growth and emerging markets, such as Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
EI provides a wide range of high quality and cost effective solutions to identify and mitigate the risks that our clients face. These include advisory, threat and risk analysis, security management, technical design, security engineering, mobile, and site security. Additionally, EI provides support services such as country-entry logistics, medical, communications, training, camp construction, operations, and maintenance.
Headquartered in London and Dubai, EI employs 1,000 people worldwide, representing more than 30 nationalities. The company was founded in 2003 and joined the Constellis Group in 2010.
About Constellis Group
Constellis Group is a family of companies that delivers complementary advisory, security, training, and managed support services to governments, multinational corporations, and international organizations worldwide. The Group combines the specialized skills and operational excellence of ACADEMI, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and Triple Canopy. Each company specializes in supporting specific client sectors and all work together to make the full suite of service capabilities available, as required.
Constellis Group employs thousands of the industry's most experienced and best-trained employees, most of whom are military veterans. Headquartered in the United States within the greater Washington, D.C. area, Constellis Group represents client interests in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.
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