G4S community investment programmes are largely decentralised to allow our businesses to respond to the issues and needs of their local markets and communities. We do this through partnerships and campaigns with organisations in those communities and supporting the health, education and welfare of children and young people, with the wider aim of helping to raise aspirations and reduce crime in those communities
in 2016 we:
G4S invested more than £1.5 million in charitable community programmes and the welfare of employees facing health difficulties or financial hardships in developing countries.
This comprises of:
- Provision of goods, services and financial investment to more than 950 community programmes globally
- Over £700,000 in corporate donations of money and over £245,000 of donations of goods and services
- Invested £533,567 into projects to support the long-term welfare and development of employees in development countries
- Over £50,000 of fundraising matched through our Match-it! programme.
Overall employee retention continues to improve with voluntary employee turnover reducing to 25.3% in 2017 (2016: 27.6%).
In 2017 the company made grants of over £126,000 from the Employee Trust Fund in cases where employees had experienced hardship following a serious injury, illness or natural disaster.