G4S responds to allegations it has been involved in numerous human rights scandals

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Company response
25 March 2015

G4S response

Author: G4S

We note that the recent Russia Today article “G4S posts £148mn profit despite „countless‟ human rights scandals” includes a number of significant errors regarding G4S‟ approach to sustainability and human rights and we were disappointed that Russia Today did not approach G4S to clarify these issues. For example...

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Article
10 March 2015

G4S posts £148mn profit despite "countless" human rights scandals

Author: RT

G4S has announced a pre-tax profit of £148 million for 2014, owning to its growing foreign expansion...Activists accuse it of turning a blind eye to over-charging, cost-cut...While G4S has an ethical policy framework in place, evidence suggests a significant gap between its commitments on paper and its practices...Corporate Watch keeps tabs on G4S, publishing many of the accusations levied against the security giant.  A spokesperson for the charity told RT: “G4S has been involved in countless scandals over the last few years, from the death of Angolan refugee Jimmy Mubenga during a deportation flight to the supplying of security equipment to Israeli prisons. However, the company continues to expand into more countries.” John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, called on organizations to think twice before offering G4S contracts.

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