Securing your world

Safeguarding our integrity

Integrity is one of the group’s core values – it is an integral part of our strategy and forms an essential foundation on which we carry out our business

Ethical business is not just a solution to the challenges of legal compliance, but a means of doing business which provides customers, employees, partners and communities with the confidence that they are working with an ethical organisation which is not prepared to compromise on its integrity just to achieve its objectives or make money. 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013

PRIORITIES FOR 2014

BUSINESS ETHICS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION

  • Over 500 new employees around the globe took part in our on-line anti-corruption and anti- bribery training programme 
  • Reinvigorate group values across all business practices and programmes
  • Update and re-launch business ethics policy and compliance programme
 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 
  • Launched our landmark human rights framework based upon the UN Guiding Principles, introducing a systematic approach to human rights due-diligence and risk assessment
  • Continue to embed human rights risk assessment and due-diligence into our wider business processes

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Conducted external review of risk management processes and developed an action plan to increase group resources, improve systems and processes
  • Established a board Risk Committee and a separate risk management function for the group
  • Updated risk assessment of the group’s anti-bribery policies and controls
  • Embed improved risk management processes across the group including a governance risk and compliance (GRC) system

INTERNAL AUDIT

  • Completed 111 on-site audits to measure compliance with G4S standards and controls
  • External review of internal audit with an action plan to increase audit staffing and expand remit
  • Complete planned increase in internal audit staffing and expanded remit
  • Undertake audits of the group’s new human rights policy in higher risk countries
 

WHISTLE-BLOWING

 
  • Enhanced communication of the group Safe2Say whistle-blowing hotline through increased use of employee communications channels
  • Improved categorisation and reporting of issues raised through whistle-blowing processes
  •  Complete detailed review of the whistle-blowing arrangements covering the policy, process and systems
  • Implement improvements generated by internal audit and group risk management reviews