Our material issues
Material Issues and Priorities
From a baseline of 17 core ESG issues, all of which are important to Allied Universal’s success as a responsible business and our objective to be the world’s most trusted services provider, our 2023 assessment confirms five crucial priority areas:
The top four priority issues remain unchanged as:
- Governance, compliance and industry standards
Working in partnership with independent experts, we reviewed and identified issues, both existing and emerging, which may potentially impact our business, our stakeholders, and the wider security industry. Together with our partners, we conducted a series of interviews and surveys with executive members of the Allied Universal management team, and a broad range of external stakeholders, including sustainability analysts, industry associations, customers, investors and NGOs.
We sought views and opinions on which elements present the greatest risk or opportunity to the organisation’s performance, strategy, reputation, as well as societal impacts.
These findings reinforced the importance of ethics, compliance, culture, values and behaviours preventing poor performance across core ESG matters.
We recognise that issues placed lower in the matrix are still material and core to our business. For example, while climate change, energy and emissions have a lower direct impact on
our business, we are committed to a net-zero transition and the development of a new climate action strategy.
Our next materiality assessment is scheduled for 2025.
Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Our Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement describes the actions we have taken to help prevent modern slavery.
G4S Sustainability Report
Our approach to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is now firmly embedded in our business processes, from employee recruitment and supplier management to bidding and contract delivery.