Sourcing of Uniforms
G4S is one of the world’s largest users of uniforms which are traditionally sourced locally, resulting in spend fragmentation. For example there are over 200 suppliers of uniforms in Europe. 2018 saw the first phase of a global sourcing programme to target lifecycle cost reduction through combined buying, range optimisation, and waste reduction.
In parallel with the commercial aspect of the selection, a new enhanced ethical supplier evaluation process was developed to ensure that suppliers demonstrated their sustained compliance with the ethical standards required by G4S and its customers.