Employee welfare and support
The welfare of our employees is of paramount importance to us, and all our businesses aim to ensure that employees are supported during difficult times
As one of the world’s largest private employers, G4S understands the importance of supporting the long-term welfare and development of the people who make up our organisation in regions of the world where large parts of the community are at risk of poverty.
As well as offering employment opportunities, training and development and support for local suppliers, this can also be through practical or financial assistance at times of hardship and when the need is greatest. In Thailand for example, which has experienced successive and severe floods, the G4S Employee Trust made grants of over £266,000 to support our employees and their families. In addition, we have continued to implement employee welfare programmes, such a scholarship initiatives in Kenya and Guatemala which have helped front-line employees and their children to achieve their high school diploma, and “Sharing with our People” which has built new homes for employees in Chile, Peru and Romania.
In total, G4S invested £641,000 from the Employee Trust and other welfare funds during 2012 into programmes to support the welfare and development of our employees.