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 until a new assessment is undertaken in 2020.

Our CSR priority areas

Based upon the feedback from a broad range of parties, including the executive and non-executive members of G4S’s senior management, sustainability analysts, industry bodies, customers, suppliers and NGOs – our current assessment, confirms four core CSR

priority areas:

  • Health, safety and protection of employees and people under G4S’s care
  • Human rights
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • People, culture and values

The findings reinforce the importance that G4S’s ethics, culture and values, and our employees’ personal standards and behaviour have in preventing issues and non-compliance across the core priorities and other CSR matters.

In 2020 we will conduct a new assessment of the CSR issues most relevant to G4S and its stakeholders. This assessment has been postponed from 2019 to allow for organisational changes and potentially different issues and priorities following the disposal of the majority of our conventional cash businesses.

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.

Materiality Matrix 2019


Health and Safety Human Rights 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