Securing Your World

Our material issues

In order to ensure that G4S’ approach to CSR remains focused on the areas that are of most relevance to the business and its stakeholders, we carry out a wide-ranging materiality review of ethical and sustainability issues every two years.

Working in partnership with a team of independent experts, we reviewed and identified the ethical and sustainable issues and trends which may have the potential to have an impact on our business, our stakeholders and the wider security industry. These formed the basis of 26 issue areas grouped under six broad themes. 

Together with our external partners, we conducted a series of telephone interviews during November and December 2015, surveying the executive and non-executive members of G4S senior management and a broad range of external stakeholders, including sustainability analysts, industry bodies, customers, suppliers, NGOs and legislative bodies. 

In the interviews, we sought their views and opinions on which issues present the greatest risk or opportunity to the organisation’s performance, strategy and reputation. 

The results of the review are presented in our materiality matrix, which compares the priority of each issue relative to the concerns of the stakeholder group. The closer each issue is towards the top-right corner of the matrix, the higher the priority placed upon it by stakeholders and the more material it is to G4S’ business performance and sustainability.

2015 Materiality Matrix

View our materiality matrix in greater detail

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