MS/M.SOS is committed to creating an environment where human rights are understood and respected and adheres to international law on the protection of human rights even if national law does not specify them.
All personnel shall respect and protect human dignity and maintain and uphold human rights of all persons. Security guards may use force only when strictly necessary and to the extent required for the performance of their duty in accordance with MS/M.SOS SOP and Code of Conduct.
No security guard may inflict, instigate or tolerate any act of torture or other cruel, inhuman degrading treatment or punishment.
Security guards should apply as much as possible a non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and should follow the standards set out by the company.
In cases where force is used, such incidents should be reported to the appropriate authorities and to the company, as soon as possible. MS/M.SOS also aspires to conform with the legal duty to rescue any persons, including suspected pirates, who no longer pose a threat and may be at risk of drowning or worsening of injuries. Medical aid should be provided to injured persons, including to the offenders.
MS/M.SOS ensures the effective training for all its personnel in international human rights standards and declines any persons determined to have been responsible for serious human rights violations. Any employee discovered to have committed such violations after fair hearing will be dismissed.