The Guardian Security Services Ethical Values are core to the security and safety services Guardian Security Services deliver. Internally the company has a detailed Employee handbook that mandates standards of conduct and procedures, and they also share a comprehensive training syllabus for new recruits operating in public-facing security and safety roles.
The purpose of this policy and our Management System and associated procedures is to ensure that the services provided to its customers consistently meet or exceed their expectations. The company operates a system that regularly evaluates its processes and customer needs, and has set critical Success Factors with plans in place to ensure that they are reviewed year on year for improvement.
Of our policies, the following characteristics are the most notable:
Compliance with the law
Guardian Security Services and their employees are not permitted to violate the letter or spirit of national laws or customs.
Licensing and authorisation
Guardian Security Services support the application of transparent & fair licensing systems and seek to ensure the maintenance of the highest possible standards.
Selection and recruitment
Employee selection and recruitment is carried out according to objective criteria applied to all candidates. Guardian Security Services ensure new employees have the necessary skills to enable them to carry out their tasks and background checks are carried-out prior to employment to ensure that personnel have:
1) Have no criminal record;
2) No past responsibility for human rights violations or violations of humanitarian law; and have
3) Not been dishonourably discharged from the police or armed forces.
Training and professionalism
Guardian Security Services acknowledges the importance of training at all levels and underlines that basic training for new employees and continual development is crucial to the maintenance of professional standards.
Cultural and political sensitivity
Guardian Security Services ensure its employees understand and tolerate different points of view, cultural patterns and work habits and its employees work without prejudice or bias, regardless of the nationality, sex, religion or culture of individuals.
Human rights and security
Guardian Security Services support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and employees will not be complicit in human rights abuses.
Bribes and conflicts of interest
Guardian Security Services employees will not accept anything of value that could be described or perceived as an inducement or bribe during the course of their work. Similarly, all Guardian Security Services employees undertake not to offer or provide inducements of any kind when seeking contracts from potential clients and employees will not use confidential information gained in the execution of their services for personal gain or enter into any activity which may result in a conflict of interest for their company.
Guardian Security Services acknowledges the crucial importance of maintaining good, safe and humane working conditions. ASG always operate according to National laws and regulatory standards.
Health and safety
Guardian Security Services ensure the National standards of health and safety are surpassed and that risk assessment and prevention is at the highest possible level.
Equal opportunities and non-discrimination
Guardian Security Services support the principles of equality and non-discrimination and ensure each employee is fully integrated and not subject to discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity or social background, skin colour, union affiliation, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality, sexual orientation or any other distinctive characteristic.
Relationships with the police
Guardian Security Services cooperate with all law enforcement authorities and will provide any information necessary for law enforcement or crime prevention while remaining within the law and respecting client confidentiality. This will include the pro-active reporting of crimes when witnessed by Guardian Security Services employees.
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Guardian Security Services has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Guardian Security Services has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. All or some are available upon request.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with Clients and suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
(For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
(For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
Signed: Steven Nicholls – Operations Director
Date: 1st August 2021