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ESG Engagement and Reporting Frameworks

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We engage with a number of widely recognized sustainability reporting frameworks and place great emphasis on our engagement with the ESG and sustainability community, both through G4S and Allied Universal at a global level.

We proactively seek feedback from our stakeholders, regularly holding meetings with ESG analysts and have had frequent dialogue with independent ratings agencies such as Sustainalytics and MSCI.


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G4S, an Allied Universal® Company, proudly supports the 10 universal principles of the UN Global Compact, on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We align our strategies and operations with these principles.

G4S, is a longstanding signatory to the UN Global Compact, and actively participates in the governing advisory group and various working groups of the UN Global
Compact’s UK Network.

In our ESG report, we describe the actions that we have taken at Allied Universal and G4S to build upon and further integrate the spirit of the Global
Compact and its principles into our culture and values, business strategy and daily operations during 2022.


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Allied Universal and G4S, have completed assessments for review. EcoVadis, an independent organization that provides evidence based social responsibility ratings covering labor and human rights, business ethics, supply chain and environmental matters. EcoVadis has shared their score and feedback with our organisation, which is helping to inform our future approach on a variety of ESG matters.


Between 2017 and 2020, G4S was independently assessed and included as a constituent of the FTSE4Good index series. This inclusion recognised G4S' strong commitment to social responsibility and to sustainable business practices across the Group.

The FTSE4Good index series is a leading socially responsible (SRI) indicator developed by FTSE Russell, part of London Stock Exchange Group. It is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Following the acquisition of G4S by Allied Universal, G4S was delisted from the London Stock Exchange in May 2021 and therefore no longer meets the listing criteria required for inclusion in the index.

Carbon Disclosure Project

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Incorporating the experience of our international business, G4S, Allied Universal completed its first CDP submission in 2022. We achieved CDP climate change score of "C" and a CDP supplier engagement rating of "C", both in line with our industry and North American averages.

Reporting to the CDP helps organizations demonstrate awareness of their greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging reduction targets to be put in place and actions to address the risks and opportunities that are associated with climate change.

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers

G4S is a founder signatory to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (2010). Based on international human rights standards, the code sets out the principles for security operations in so-called complex environments - areas experiencing or recovering from disaster or unrest or where governments and the rule of law are weak.

It covers recruitment, vetting and training of staff, the use of force by security officers, including the handling of firearms, health and safety, and reporting of complaints handling.

Our specialist complex environments business, G4S Risk Management, is a certified member of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICOCA) and since 2015, has been fully accredited to the ASIS PSC1 and ISO 18788 standards, demonstrating G4S Risk Management’s commitment, conformance and accountability to the principles in the International Code of Conduct and the Montreux Document.

In addition, MSA Security, an Allied Universal company that was acquired in October 2021, was granted membership in ICOCA in 2020.

Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures(TCFD)

The TCFD has developed a framework to help organizations more effectively disclose information relating to the impacts of climate change in their ESG reporting process. These disclosures relate to four pillars of stewardship: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets.

There are 11 recommended disclosures created by TCFD for listed businesses, which are spread across the four pillars outlined above. We have proactively adopted this framework.

Please see page 49 of our ESG report for our reporting frameworks reference tables.

UN Global Compact

G4S is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, an international standard which promotes socially responsible business behaviour in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

More information on the Compact is available at

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