G4S, the world’s leading global security company, has been independently assessed and included as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the second year running. This inclusion recognises G4S’ strong commitment to social responsibility and to sustainable business practices across the group.
The FTSE4Good index series is a leading socially responsible investment (SRI) indicator developed by FTSE Russell, part of London Stock Exchange Group. It is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
G4S Head of CSR & Government Affairs, Nigel Lockwood, said, “As a global leader in security and related services, corporate social responsibility is very important to G4S and it forms a key part of our strategy. G4S plays an important role in everyday society. We are trusted to care for some of the world’s most valuable assets and to ensure the safety, protection and welfare of people around the world, often in complex and demanding operating environments.”
“Conducting our business in a way which is ethically responsible, safe and consistent with the company’s values and standards, is an essential element of our business model.”
Operating in around 90 countries, 570,000 employees deliver services that create a safe and better environment in which millions of people live and work. Through its services and organisation, G4S delivers a broad range of significant and far reaching social, economic and environmental benefits to the communities in which it works, many of which are helping to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Further information on G4S’s approach to social responsibility and sustainable business matters can be downloaded from the 2017 Integrated Report.
Greenstone and G4S
G4S and Greenstone have worked together since 2010. G4S uses Greenstone’s Enterprise software to measure, manage, analyse and report its non-financial data across 34 countries, which is then used to report centrally to G4S’s Headquarters. This data forms the basis of the emissions reporting included in G4S’s Integrated Report and other reporting such as UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals and FTSE4Good.
FTSE Russell is a leading global provider of benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors and is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
Further information on FTSE4Good is available at: www.ftse.com/products/indices/FTSE4Good