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9 Jun 2015

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G4S statement

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G4S, the world's leading security company, welcomes the Final Statement published today by the OECD's UK National Contact Point (NCP) on the group's business activities in Israel.  The Final Statement follows a 17 month long assessment by the NCP during which it has received submissions from G4S, interviewed representatives of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, examined evidence from NGOs and reviewed material provided by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights...In its Final Statement published today, the NCP stated that:"The UK NCP does not find any general failure by the company to respect the human rights of the people on whose behalf the complaint is made or any failure to respect human rights in regard to its own operations." "The UK NCP considers that there is evidence that G4S has leverage, and could take action such as: lobbying immediate business partners and/or government and legal representatives, sharing best practice (with business partners, stakeholders and the wider sector), and committing to new practices in regard to future contracts."... Debbie Walker, G4S Group Communications Director said:"G4S will to continue to work with customers and business partners to safeguard human rights and ethical standards in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and in accordance with best practice."

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