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Energy reduction

Many of the services G4S provides to governments, business and communities around the globe include the safe and secure transportation of either people or valuable material
cash processing

Energy reduction and decarbonisation


Across the globe, we operates a vehicle fleet comprising a wide range of types and sizes, from light patrol cars to heavy cash transportation vehicles. Our fleet of over 19,000 vehicles generates around 70% of our core Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions. Accordingly, we have focused our primary efforts reducing fuel consumption and decreasing the carbon emissions of our fleet.

For over a decade, G4S has been installing operational vehicles with telematics systems that significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, investing in driver skills training and behaviour monitoring systems, and, where possible, introducing more efficient engine options into our fleet.


We occupy a wide-ranging collection of buildings across the globe, covering almost 10 million square feet. Our facilities include corporate offices, technology centres, cash processing facilities, employee accommodation and vehicle depots. Around 30% of our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions are generated by the energy and fuel usage of these buildings and so we are continuing to carry out equipment replacement programs and explore opportunities for sourcing renewable energy.

• Since mid-2020, all UK businesses, representing almost 13% of our global energy consumption, now procure all electricity from certified renewable sources.

• In January 2021, G4S Turkey relocated its headquarters to a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-certified office campus. 

Total energy consumption

Based upon 95% measurement
2021 2020 2019


156,757 165,127 232,542

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.
Cash Driver

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