Mission Statement

Black Pearl Maritime Security Management Ltd (Black Pearl) conducts its business at all times throughout the world with honestly and integrity.  It is part of our mission statement that we have pledged that “we will continue to be an ethical and responsible company.

To provide the appropriate level of protection for life and assets, commensurate with the potential threats that may be encountered, while maintaining compliance with international, national statutory and regulatory requirements, laws and codes.

Black Pearl Maritime Security Management Ltd operates a culture of honesty, openness, trust and integrity in all its business practices. The company recognises it has responsibility for all the actions of its employees in connection with the activities of the organisation.

Black Pearl Maritime Security Management Ltd believes that the ethics demonstrated by our employees and indeed any persons providing services on our behalf should give all customers, shareholders, suppliers, colleagues, business partners and regulators confidence that the Company operates in a way that avoids any suggestion of improper of personal motives or actions.

Therefore, all employees and any persons providing services on our behalf are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with this code at all times. This Code is to be read in conjunction with our Bribery and Corruption Policy as part of the company’s approach to ethical and responsible organisation.

The Company believes that all its stakeholders wish to be associated with an ethical organisation upholds high standards in all that it does, in particular:

  • We will comply with the law of each country in which we do business.
  • Will comply with all international laws related to the protection of Human Rights.
  • We will comply with the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) Code.
  • We will not offer to pay, solicit or accept bribes in any form whether directly or indirectly. This includes payment or receipts of “facilitation payments” which are small payments of gifts made as common practice in some countries to obtain approvals, permits etc.
  • We will not make political donations anywhere in the world.
  • We will not engage in commercial espionage or covert surveillance of our competitors.
  • We will record in our published accounts all material assets and liabilities and not maintain secret accounts.

 

Agents and contracted third parties in countries where Black Pearl is not directly represented are expected to comply with this Code in all matters in which they are acting on Black Pearls behalf.

Local Management and all deployed personnel are expected to monitor compliance and report and significant breach to the CEO of Black Pearl Maritime Security Management Ltd.

All employees and third party providers of services on its behalf, have the right to make confidential reports direct to the CEO of Black Pearl Maritime Security Ltd at ceo@blackpearlmaritimesecurity.com without fear of detrimental action being taken against them.

Failure to adhere to this Code may results in disciplinary action or removal from the status of approved supplier/contractor.

This Code will be applied in the same fair and consistent way to all employees and contractors in accordance with all other relevant policy documents.

It is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery.

We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. However, we remain bound by the laws of the UK, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Set out our responsibilities, and of those working for us, in observing and upholding our position on bribery and corruption; and
  • Provide information and guidance to those working for us on how to recognise and deal with bribery and corruption issues.

 

Bribery and corruption are punishable for individuals by up to ten years’ imprisonment and if we are found to have taken part in corruption we could face an unlimited fine, be excluded from tendering for public contracts and face damage to our reputation. We therefore take our legal responsibilities very seriously.

In this policy, third party means any individual or organisation you come into contact with during the course of your work for us, and includes actual and potential clients, customers, suppliers, distributors, business contacts, agents, advisers, and government and public bodies, including their advisors, representatives and officials, politicians and political parties.