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1 Feb 2021

Response from G4S

G4S is committed to the respect of human rights and the continued development of an ethical and sustainable business model. We encourage the improvement of industry standards, the provision of decent employment opportunities and create secure and stable communities around the world.

Everyone at G4S, whether a director or frontline supervisor has a responsibility to respect and protect the human rights of the company’s employees, the people in our care, those that supply G4S, and those that live and work in the communities in which we operate. Any human rights abuse is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

... The announcement made by the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (“Council”) on 14 November 2019 referred to a number of potential risks relating to migrant workers in parts of the Middle East. G4S takes these matters extremely seriously and has engaged with the Council closely and co-operatively. We are determined to fully address their concerns... G4S has noted the article published by USA Today and published a response in December 2019.”

Part of the following timelines

USA: Allied Universal settles lawsuit over staff beating of a Denver artist & city council rejects $25M contract with the firm

USA: Anti-racist group calls for community-centered safety approaches instead of hiring private security firms with records of abuse