MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Sep 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Garda World Security Corporation /quotes/comstock/11t!gw (CA:GW 7.87, +0.27, +3.55%) (Garda), one of the most trusted Physical Security, Cash Logistics, and Global Risk Consulting firms in the world, announced today that the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has selected its GardaWorld Global Risk Advisory Group to provide protective services for the Canadian Embassy in Haiti.
The four-year (one year plus three year extension options) agreement calls for GardaWorld to provide access control and security at the Embassy and the staff residences. Additionally GardaWorld will safeguard the Ambassador and diplomatic staff, in Port-au-Prince and when traveling throughout the country.
“We welcome the opportunity to provide the Canadian government with our expertise and experience in diplomatic protective services,” said Nick Copeland, Managing Director, Latin America, for GardaWorld. “The situation in Haiti remains fragile. We are confident that working with our local alliance partner, we will help ensure the safety of Canada’s mission.”
As part of a Canadian company with a recognized global expertise in humanitarian and diplomatic security, GardaWorld responded to the devastating January 2010 earthquake by quickly forming a team in order to support its NGO clients with humanitarian efforts in Haiti. GardaWorld has since established a long term presence, helping to reduce risks and provide solutions for a number of clients.
Globally, Garda also joined with many organizations in addressing the crisis by donating the use of its aircraft to get relief supplies to the country. Particularly in Canada, Garda employees, many of whom are of Haitian descent, organized efforts to collect clothing, water, medical supplies, and made donations as well.
“Garda is pleased to support the Canadian government in this vital area” said Stephan Cretier, President and CEO. “Our GardaWorld experts work with NGOs and relief organizations throughout the world in alleviating the human suffering caused by conflicts, social unrest, and natural disasters. They will apply that experience in support of Canada’s efforts in Haiti as they protect our Embassy and diplomatic staff.”
GardaWorld is a trusted security partner offering global risk consulting, market entry strategy, project risk assessment, contingency planning, close protection, crisis response, and risk analysis services to major relief agencies, corporations, and governments around the world. We focus on and assist our clients in achieving their strategic business objectives within a clearly defined operational framework and help them in delivering government sponsored aid programs, infrastructure development, governance support, economic development and national elections support. For more information on GardaWorld, visit http://www.garda-world.com.
Garda /quotes/comstock/11t!gw (CA:GW 7.87, +0.27, +3.55%) is a global provider of physical security, cash logistics, and global risk consulting services with headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The firm’s 45,000 dedicated professionals, among the most highly qualified and best-trained in the industry, serve clients in countries throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The company’s decentralized management philosophy and structure encourages employees to be entrepreneurial and performance-driven in their approach to client service and the pursuit of excellence in all they do. Garda’s global experts take the time to fully understand their clients’ business goals and objectives in order to customize solutions with strong local engagement that meet their needs. As a result, clients can improve operational performance and meet their corporate obligations. With proven experience and a commitment to ensuring the highest ethical standards in everything the Corporation does, Garda has earned a reputation for integrity, leadership, and uncompromising safety standards. Most importantly, Garda is a firm in which businesses, governments, and individual clients place their trust. For more information, visit: http://www.gardaglobal.com, http://www.gardacashlogistics.com and http://www.garda-world.com.
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