ESG Engagement and Reporting Frameworks
UN GLOBAL COMPACT
G4S became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2011. The world's largest CSR initiative, the Global Compact sets out 10 universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption to which businesses must align their strategies and operations, and calls upon companies to take actions that advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
G4S is proud to reaffirm its commitment to these principles, which continue to be reflected in our core values. G4S is a signatory of the Business for Peace initiative and remains active within the UK Network of the UN Global Compact, participating in the governing Advisory Group.
G4S is regularly assessed by EcoVadis, an independent organisation that provides evidence-based social responsibility ratings, covering labour and human rights, business ethics, supply chain, and environmental matters.
In 2020, G4S plc achieved an overall score of 52, against the industry
average score of 40.
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
Since 2009, G4S has reported on the progress of its environmental management through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In the latest CDP report (December 2020), G4S achieved a CDP performance score of ‘C’ inline with the industry average.
Reporting to the CDP helps to demonstrate a company's awareness of their greenhouse gas emissions, allowing for reduction targets to be put in place, as well as addressing the
risks and opportunities that are associated with climate change.
Modern Slavery Assessment Tool
G4S completes the Modern Slavery Assessment Tool (MSAT), a service designed by the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Services to help public sector organisations gather information and work in partnership with their suppliers to help improve protection and reduce the risk of exploitation in their supply chains.
Reporting to MSAT helps G4S with recording the progress it has made in reducing the risk of modern slavery and to identify opportunities for further development. In our latest MSAT report, (December 2020) G4S achieved a rating of 83%.
International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers
IG4S 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 and complaints handling.
Our specialist ‘complex environments’ business, G4S Risk Management is a certified member of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICOCA) and has, since 2015, been fully accredited to ASIS PSC1 and ISO 18788 standards, demonstrating G4S Risk Management’s commitment, conformance and accountability to the principles in the ICOC and the Montreux Document.
In 2019, membership of ICOCA was also granted to G4S Tanzania.
Un global compact
More information on the Compact is available at www.unglobalcompact.org.