Alongside our values of Integrity and Respect, the framework reinforces the continued development of a business model which aids the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals through the improvement of industry standards, community support and job creation.
We are proud of our role in society and of the positive contribution we make to the realisation of human rights through the range of services we offer and the standards which we apply.
However, we also recognise that we have a duty to ensure that we are not at risk of violating human rights through the services we provide, the customers we work with, the suppliers we use, or through the treatment of our own employees and others who are in our care.
During 2018, we have:
- Conducted human rights training and awareness sessions for senior management across the Group.
- Revised our human rights control self- assessment process and completed 48 self-assessments in high risk countries and a further 48 assessments in other countries.
- Conducted internal audits of human rights controls in 15 countries.
- Assessed operational and other business issues against our ‘risk universe’, such as human rights and other CSR risks.
- Reviewed and updated our human rights heat map assessment process, and conducted a review of human rights risks to generate the 2019 human rights heat map. The review identified 23 countries, in which G4S has operations, as being high or very high risk environments for human rights.
- Enhanced our supplier code of conduct and reviewed our approach to risk assessment for modern slavery.
Our approach to human rights