RESTON, Va., July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Triple Canopy, a Constellis Group company and leading provider of security and support services worldwide, announced today that it has received its certification for Quality of Private Security Contractor Operations, known as ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. With this certification, Triple Canopy becomes the third Constellis company to achieve this distinction, joining Olive Group and Edinburgh international.
The PSC.1 standard, which builds on the historic Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC), was developed by ASIS International, in conjunction with the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), in order 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 conformance to the PSC.1 standard for award of Department of Defense contracts for performing private security functions outside the United States.
Craig Nixon, chief executive officer of Constellis Group, commended the achievement, stating, "We are extremely proud of Triple Canopy for achieving this distinguished certification which has become an industry benchmark in the private security field. As a founding signatory to the ICoC and an active member of ASIS International's Standards Committee during the development of PSC.1, Triple Canopy has demonstrated its long-standing commitment of adhering to, and living by, the principles of humanitarian law and human rights while operating in complex security environments."
Triple Canopy is a member of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers' Association (ICoCA) and also serves on their board of directors.
"At Triple Canopy, we have and always will hold ourselves to the highest legal, moral and ethical standards. Respecting human rights and abiding by international humanitarian law are integral to our culture and core values," said Mo Mulligan, president of Triple Canopy. "Achieving PSC.1 certification not only demonstrates our integrity and dedication to transparency, but also contributes to our broader goal of improving accountability among private security service providers worldwide."
The certificate was issued by Intertek Certification Limited, accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to provide ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 certification. The certification is valid through July 23, 2018.
About Triple Canopy
Triple Canopy, a Constellis Group company, is a leading provider of security and support services to government agencies and multinational corporations worldwide. The company delivers comprehensive program management solutions to help clients achieve critical objectives in challenging locations. From logistics and life support to personal protection and training, clients rely on Triple Canopy to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity. Triple Canopy is ISO 9001:2008 and PSC.1 certified and a founding signatory of the International Code of Conduct.
About Constellis Group
Constellis Group is a family of companies that provides complementary advisory, security, training, and managed support services to governments, multinational corporations, and international organizations worldwide. The Group combines the capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, Edinburgh International, Olive Group, Strategic Social and Triple Canopy with each company specializing in specific client sectors and operating independently of each other. From complex program management and training to security services and logistics and planning, Constellis Group creates and sustains a secure operational environment for its customers. For more information, visit www.constellis.com, or join us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@Constellis).
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