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International Military Services: Business and Human Rights

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 99689, tabled on 6 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of IMS Ltd’s (a) implementation of the UN’s Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and (b) potential areas of compliance risk since 1 April 2019.

Answered on

14 October 2020

IMS is expected to comply with all relevant legislation and with the principles set out in "Good Business", the update to the National Action Plan to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles and Business and Human Rights, which is available at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/522805/Good_Business_Implementing_the_UN_Guiding_Principles_on_Business_and_Human_Rights_updated_May_2016.pdf