corporate social responsibility
We have a duty and desire to ensure the influence we have makes a positive impact on the people and communities in which we work.
We recognise that the sustainable growth of our business depends on our unwavering commitment to good corporate governance, the development and engagement of our people, proactively identifying and mitigating risks, and the sound partnerships that we build with our customers and our local communities. Corporate social responsibility is therefore an integral part of our everyday work. We take our responsibility to “secure your world” very seriously.
Our approach to CSR is wide-ranging and focuses on initiatives that make a marked difference in the upliftment and betterment of our people and the communities we work in. Our primary CSI focus area is the development and support of the youth, mainly through education, healthcare and development through sport initiatives. When identifying corporate social investment (CSI) partnership opportunities, G4S seeks to:
- Identify community projects or organisations that reflect the interests and concerns of our employees and our business.
- Align projects with our core CSI focus areas of health, education, welfare and support of Africa’s youth.
- Make a demonstrable difference in the lives of the people we touch. Projects must therefore be sustainable and measurable.
- Opportunities must capture the hearts of our employees and customers. Active engagement and participation is key in any initiative we support.
G4S is actively involved in the fight against malaria within its workplace and community since 2014. In June 2015 G4S was among the private sector companies trained in the Kribi on the development of Malaria action plans. In 2016, many proactive measures were put in place with the support of Malaria No More, CCA/SIDA and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
- Information, education and communication campaigns by peer educators.
- Free distribution of long lasting Treated Mosquito Nets to employees in client camps.
- Counselling of employees who have had malaria repeatedly.
- Sensitization walks with CCA/SIDA and other partners.