Our material issues

To ensure that G4S’ approach to CSR remains focused on the areas that are most relevant to the business and its stakeholders, a wide-ranging materiality assessment is undertaken every two years. The most recent assessment, completed in December 2017, confirms our three core CSR priority areas during 2018 and 2019.

G4S, CSR, Material, Issues

The CSR Comittee carried out an assessment,  the results of which inform future reporting and strategy. This confirmed three core priority ethical and sustainability areas for the Group during 2018 and 2019:

1) Health and safety

2) Human rights

3) Anti-bribery and corruption

The assessment reinforced the importance of G4S’ ethics, culture and values, as well as employee standards and behaviour in preventing issues and poor performance across the Group’s core priorities and other CSR matters.

Materiality matrix

The materiality matrix confirmed three core priority ethics and sustainability areas for the group during 2018 and 2019 - Health and safety, Human rights, Anti-bribery and corruption.

CSR Materiality Review, Graph


Health and Safety - Priority Areas logo CSR Priority areas - Human Rights Icon CSR Priority areas - Anti Bribery and Corruption

Health and Safety

The safety of our employees and those in our care is one of our corporate values and remains a key priority for the group.

Human Rights

Our respect for human rights is core to the sustainable success of our business and continues to be an important part of our risk assessment and mitigation process 

Anti-bribery and Corruption

We will continue to develop and encourage a workplace culture in which all employees understand the company's standards of ethics and feel confident that they may raise ethical concerns.

Slavery and Human trafficking statement  

Our Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement describes the actions we have taken to help prevent modern slavery.

Clare Spottiswoode

Corporate social responsibility

The Group’s approach to corporate and social responsibility is now firmly embedded in the Group’s business processes, from employee recruitment and supplier management to bidding and contract delivery.

CSR Report