G4S publishes 2014 CSR report
G4S, the world’s leading global integrated security company, has today published its 2014 CSR report. As one of the world’s largest employers, operating in security and related roles across the globe, G4S plays an important role in society by helping people to operate in a safe and secure environment where they can thrive and prosper. Its size and scale means that it touches the lives of millions of people across the world and its goal is to ensure that it makes a positive impact on the communities in which it works.
Reflecting the focus and importance it places on ethics and sustainability, this year G4S has implemented an integrated CSR reporting framework, led by its Annual Report and supported by its CSR Report and the relevant CSR sections of its website.
The CSR report, published for the seventh year, outlines how G4S’ corporate values are at the heart of its day-to-day business activity and are underpinned by its CSR strategies. It also provides an update on targets set in 2014 as part of the company`s CSR strategy, and also outlines the company’s CSR priorities formed as a result of a broad stakeholder consultation process.
Business Ethics and Anti-Bribery and Corruption: The report highlights the steps taken during 2014 to enhance its support of its code of ethics, such as a comprehensive review of its whistleblowing policy and the implementation of new risk and compliance systems and processes.
Health and Safety: It also provides an update on G4S’ continued focus on health and safety on Safety First, including the extension of its Driving Force Rules campaign to all regions, the setting of health and safety related performance objectives for all senior business leaders, and the development of a new health and safety management framework.
Human Rights: It also sets out the progress it has made since the launch of its human rights policy in 2013 to implement a human rights framework based upon the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and embed its standards and awareness into business policies and processes
Ashley Almanza, CEO, G4S plc, said: “We recognise that having a sustainable, ethical business is key to the future success of G4S. We believe that our CSR goals are best achieved when they are integrated within our business practices and not operated as a stand-alone programme, which is why our CSR practices are developed in conjunction with our operational strategies to ensure that they achieve the desired impacts, but also contribute positively to business performance."