almajal G4S’ human rights policy supports the continued development of an ethical and sustainable business model that encourages the improvement of standards, job creation, community support and broader beneficial impacts on societies around the world.
In many ways, our business can contribute positively to the realisation of human rights by the range of services we offer to protect people and which enable them to enjoy their rights.
We also recognise that we have a duty to ensure that we are not at risk of violating human rights through the services we provide, the customers we work with, the suppliers we use, or through the unfair or inappropriate treatment of our own employees and others who are in our care.
Progress in 2015
Since the launch of our human rights policy in 2013, we have continued to implement our human rights framework and embed its standards and awareness into our business policies and processes.
- During 2015, we embedded human rights standards and awareness within key business policies and processes.
- We continued to raise awareness of human rights issues and responsibilities within company communications and processes.
- We integrated a new human rights control self-assessment for businesses operating in high-risk countries into the group’s risk and compliance platform. The first of the new control self- ssessment will be carried out in the first-half 2016.
- We commenced a gap analysis review of our existing policies, standards and business processes to help ensure that we do not allow modern slavery to exist within our business or supply chain.
- As part of our global risk management process, a broad assessment of operational and other business issues has been carried out against our ‘risk universe’, which includes human rights and other CSR risks, at least twice annually by all business units.
During 2016, we will continue to implement our human rights framework and further develop our human rights approach in line with emerging good practice. We will:
- Complete a review of our policies, standards and business processes to help ensure that we do not allow modern slavery to exist within our business or supply chain
- Continue to build awareness of human rights issues and responsibilities across the business
- Conduct an annual review of human rights risks across the group and update our human rights heatmap
- Conduct human rights control self-assessment for businesses operating in high-risk countries
- Carry out human rights risk assessment in key business areas