Our material issues
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.
The materiality matrix confirmed three core priority ethics and sustainability areas for the group during 2016 and 2017:
Health and Safety
The safety of our employees and those in our care is one of our corporate values and remains a key priority for the group.
Our respect for human rights is core to the sustainable success of our business and continues to be an important part of our risk assessment and mitigation process
Anti-bribery and Corruption
We will continue to develop and encourage a workplace culture in which all employees will feel confident that they may raise any ethical concerns.