Chief Executive's welcome
"As the world’s largest security solutions company, operating in more than 125 countries, we know that we can impact the lives of many, whether they are employees, customers, investors or members of the general public going about their daily routines."
Nick Buckles, Chief Executive Officer
It is our responsibility to make sure that the impact we have is a positive one and that we are contributing to a safer and more secure society for everyone.
In this, our third CSR Report, we outline some of the key areas of Corporate Social Responsibility for the group and demonstrate the progress we have made since we last reported 12 months ago in the areas of business ethics and compliance, health & safety, employee engagement, diversity, climate action and community investment.
Our CSR Committee has been in place for more than a year and is helping the organisation to gain some real traction on key issues affecting the business, our employees and the communities in which we operate. The Committee is ensuring that CSR remains a core element of the group’s strategy and that G4S businesses around the world are aligned on our CSR goals.
One of the biggest challenges for the group in 2011 will be to make sure we have adequate procedures in place to ensure we are compliant with the UK Bribery Act. We are fully supportive of effective legal frameworks to ensure that business conducts itself ethically and honestly, but it will be a challenge for complex international businesses such as G4S to ensure that there are adequate procedures in place at every level of the organisation to make sure that we comply fully with the stringent requirements of the Act.
We also plan to review our approach to human rights due diligence in 2011. This will be an important element of our strategy delivery, particularly if we continue to grow our presence in the high growth developing markets across the world.
I am very proud of the work our employees do each and every day and the
positive contribution they make to society. As our business continues to grow,
we will ensure that our CSR strategy and commitments remain aligned to the
interests of our key stakeholder groups and they can continue to prosper as
a result of a positive and productive association with G4S.