G4S recognises its ethical responsibility to its employees, customers, the local community and the environment. To this end they try to work towards a sustainable and holistic approach to CSR. The company is committed to raise standards and invest in the communities in which it operates.
It invests in people through its employee development programmes. G4S has established a licensed training school for front line operational staff, offering tailor-made programmes for developing staff competency, mentoring programmes, on-line portals for continual personal development for employees, monthly recognition schemes and awards for front line staff.
“Employees are encouraged to play an active role within the local community through sponsorship matching programmes which support good causes, projects for physically challenged children, student work placement programs, supporting a range of health, welfare and community projects through partnering with government authorities for environmental clean up campaigns and blood donation drives”, he explains.
In addition, G4S has also established a G4S Employees Trust Fund which offers monetary support to those employees in need of urgent financial assistance. Its’ staff accommodation and facilities are operated above the standard norm which addresses the individual’s physiological, social, psychological and safety needs. Its’ business complies with International Occupational Health, Safety and Environment standards and has been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 certificates. G4S also encourages partnerships in sports by supporting aspiring young athletes, sports schools and teams. “Ultimately, our own sustainability and success depends on the value we place on our team. They represent the engine of our growth and we work hard to keep them challenged and fulfilled”, he concludes.