Achievements in 2010
Our CSR Committee was established early in 2010. The Committee has ensured that CSR issues remain a core part of the group's strategy and has enabled the board to have greater visibility of the key CSR issues affecting the group.
In April 2010, we commissioned Corporate Citizenship, to conduct a benchmark analysis of G4S CSR activities versus its industry peer group and best practice.
This enabled us to identify areas for improvement and to ensure that our CSR strategies develop in line with best practice.
Throughout the year we have continued to engage with key stakeholder groups both on a reactive ad-hoc basis and proactively where appropriate.
We commissioned Opinion Leader, to conduct an independent survey of our major customers to assess their current issues, views of G4S and future needs.
The results of this research have been fed into the G4S strategy development and business planning process.
Socially responsible investment
In May 2010, we were pleased that GES Investment Services announced that we had been removed from their "exclude and engage list". GES stated that over the last two years, G4S has demonstrated substantial improvements in its global management of employee relations and labour rights and engaged constructively on these and other issues.
This was followed in December 2010 with the inclusion of G4S in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register. Forum ETHIBEL supports investors in their search for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) products that offer a fair balance between economic progress, environmental protection, and social justice.