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Carbon Emissions

G4S businesses in the UK have committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions. 
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our carbon Emissions

In 2021, G4S UK announced its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, and partnered with Corporate Citizenship (a global consulting firm, specializing in responsible and sustainable business) to develop a full road map and Science Based Targets to cover the businesses Scope 1 and 2 emissions and the relevant Scope 3 emissions.

By 2030, G4S UK will:

2020 Baseline:

► Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by at least 42%

► Reduce absolute Scope 3 emissions by 25%* 

(*) Categories: Purchased Goods & Services and Capital Goods – Represent 87% of Scope 3 emissions

By 2050, or sooner, G4S UK will meet all net-zero global targets.

   2021 2020 2019
 Total GHG emissions t/CO2e 316,857  320,795  437,357
 UK GHG emissions  25,455  26,875  42,238
 Vehicles (inc refrigerant) 18,135  20,082 29,418
 Total Buildings (inc refrigerant)  7,150  6,403  12,098
  - Inc electricity emissions of  4,208 4,440  7,788
  - Electricity (Market based)  622  6,614  11,608
  Air Travel  170 391  722

We use Green House Gas protocol methodology to undertake a measurement of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions – vehicle fleet, fuel, refrigerants, and electricity usage for G4S occupied businesses over which we have operational control on an annual basis. In addition we also measure Scope 3 emissions from employee business air travel.

Reducing energy in our UK business

The G4S UK fleet utilises satellite tracking to enable real-time monitoring and feedback on driver behaviour, reducing traffic accidents and increasing fuel efficiency.
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Carbon and energy management 

Carbon and Energy Solutions provide specialist energy saving solutions, environmental and energy compliance and live monitoring of consumption across the business through our Energy Bureau

Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Our Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement describes the actions we have taken to help prevent modern slavery.


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G4S Sustainability Reports

Our approach to corporate social responsibility is now firmly embedded in our business processes, from employee recruitment and supplier management to bidding and contract delivery.

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