Tool 12 – Plan for Engagement with Public Security

Tool 12 helps generate a list of concerns or issues that ought to be addressed in upcoming communications with the public security provider.

It provides guidance on how companies can plan their approach to working with public security providers by fully understanding concerns regarding public security, identifying action items and articulating outcomes regarding concerns.

Companies should refer back to their risk assessment to understand what concerns and risk may exist. It is also important to have an understanding of the community’s view towards the security arrangements.

Step Guide


Download the Action Planning worksheet 3.1 (p38)


Review the desired outcomes for interacting with public security


Consider the possible steps you could take to achieve these outcomes – refer back to tool 10 to help understand levels of risk


Deliberate what will work best for your company


Record relevant notes in the third column to help you create an action plan. For additional assistance, refer to Annex G (p89) for a detailed overview of possible actions or approaches that could be taken

What Is Public Security and How Does It Relate To The VPs?

Public security providers are connected to the state or host government. Typically this includes all branches of the military, police and other special forces eg mines police, oil police etc. Their mandate, and command and control structure comes from the government. The VPs apply to public security providers whenever they are protecting company assets including mines, rigs, processing plants, smelters, pipelines, ports, equipment, vehicles etc.

Community, Economics, Environment, Ethical Business, Management, Rehabilitation

Conducting Due Diligence on Government-backed Militia

Employing and monitoring auxiliary forces inline with the VPs