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"Enable companies operating in volatile zones to manage strategic and operational non-financial risks and to create sustainable business opportunities."

Operating in sensitive environments - opportunities and challenges

Operating a business in volatile areas can open up important opportunities but present equally great risks and challenges.

The management of security risks in conflict areas is a major challenge for companies. They can if addressed in an inappropriate way, greatly increase operational costs and have considerable and costly legal and reputational risks.

Safestainble will help you profit from existing economic opportunities by adopting a sustainable approach towards security management that acknowledges the interdependence of security, legal and reputational risks.

Safestainable will assist you in dealing with security legal and reputational risks in a systematic and integrated manner throughout the project cycle. Our services will help you to take the best decisions, to elaborate and implement appropriate strategies and to identify best practices in order to guarantee the efficient and cost effective functioning of your project.

The underlining approach is to go beyond traditional security management strategies, by acknowledging the interdependence of different risks and by integrating the respect of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights principles, active stakeholder dialogue and existing best practices into security management. This will create beneficial socio-economic effects for stakeholders and will help to reduce your security threats, as well as reputational and legal risks and liabilities. It can also open up future business opportunities.

While focusing on non-armed security approaches, we acknowledge that the use of armed security services might be a necessary element in a comprehensive security strategy. In these cases we will advise you on how to best select security providers and to establish safeguards in order to avoid negative impacts on your security, legal and reputational environment.

Having extensive field experience in conflict areas, we strive to provide not solely strategic and theoretical advise but to assist you in implementing practical and pragmatic solutions, which have a positive impact on your daily operations and on your stakeholder environment.

Security legal and reputational risks are interdependent and a strategy adopted in one field is likely to affect the others. For example a security strategy relying mainly on armed deterrence, might increase the risks of human rights violations and can negatively impact a company's reputation.