Climate Action Programme
At G4S, we recognise the impact that our business activities can have on the environment and are committed to managing this impact in a responsible manner
Through our Climate Action Programme, we are endeavouring to be the leader in our industry in measuring, reporting and reducing the intensity of our environmental impact. We have partnered with our customers, employees and suppliers to invest in energy efficient technologies and reduce waste and water consumption.
We are very proud of the progress we have made and the steps we have taken to develop an environmentally sustainable company by increasing our energy efficiency and reducing our environmental impact through new ways of working.
Our polices and principles
The key principles of our climate action programme are set out in our environmental policy. This policy, together with our environmental strategy and supported by our green building policy and supplier code of conduct, outline our key commitments to help create a sustainable business to protect and preserve the environment and its resources for future generations.
Measurement and monitoring
We have used the WBCSD* and WRI GHG** protocols to undertake the measurement of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions – vehicle fleet, fuel, refrigerants and electricity usage. In addition we have measured the Scope 3 emissions generated by our employee’s business air travel, together with our consumption of water and waste by type and treatment.
The businesses measured in our 2012 carbon footprint represents 94.5% of the group’s operations. This level of measurement also allows us to accurately extrapolate the carbon emissions for 100% of the group.
* World Business Council for Sustainable Development
** World Resources Institute Green House Gas
Our priorities for 2013
Building on the strong achievements of our climate action programme since 2009 and the realisation of our climate intensity reduction target, we have initiated our second three-year environmental strategy.
Demonstrating our continued commitment to reducing our environmental impact, our 2013–2015 environmental strategy includes an increase in the coverage of our carbon emissions measurement, sets targets for reductions in waste and water consumption, and sets us the target of at least 20% reduction in carbon intensity between 2009 and 2015.