6.3 Statement of Conformance

Top management shall establish a Statement of Conformance with the principles of:

a)     International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers;

b)     Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies During Armed Conflict; and

c)     Applicable IHL, human rights, and customary laws and agreements (see Annex A.2).

The Statement of Conformance shall be:

a)     Documented, implemented, and maintained;

b)     Communicated to and confirmed by all appropriate people working for or on behalf of the organization (including subcontractors);

c)     Available to stakeholders; and

d)     Visibly endorsed by top management.