Prodeco is committed to respecting human rights, as expressed in its Human Rights Policy; we operate according to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, including rigorous screening and training of security personnel.
Our private security contracted companies are required to operate consistently within the Voluntary Principles and to provide continuous training to its personnel. We evaluate compliance of our contractors on a quarterly basis and undertake second party audits annually
Prodeco has monthly meetings with the military to discuss any human rights-related issues and provide opportunity to discuss incidents. We are a participant in the Colombian National Human Rights and Private Companies action plan.
Prodeco is further strengthening its human rights programme in collaboration with the UN and Fundación Ideas para la Paz, a Colombian-based NGO that seeks to address armed conflict through research, monitoring and dissemination of information.