G4S

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in United Kingdom

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Group 4 Falck and Securicor merged to form Group 4 Securicor in July 2004.  Group 4 Securicor rebranded as G4S in 2006

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21 June 2014

Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies

Author: Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times (USA)

The Presbyterian General Assembly’s decision to...[divest from Caterpillar, HP and Motorola Solutions] has triggered condemnations and congratulations, with the Israeli Embassy calling the resolution “shameful.”...Those advocating divestment singled...

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5 June 2014

G4S to end Israeli jail contracts within three years (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Gill Plimmer, Financial Times

G4S has confirmed that it will end all its Israeli prison contracts within the next three years after an annual general meeting that was severely disrupted by human rights protesters. Asked by...protesters whether G4S would withdraw from the...

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5 June 2014

Israel & Palestine: G4S says it will end all Israeli prison contracts within 3 years amid human rights protests at annual general meeting

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1 June 2014

NGO report raises serious concerns re human rights, environmental & social impacts of Glencore's operations in Dem. Republic of Congo

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1 June 2014

PR or Progress: Glencore’s Corporate Responsibility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author: Bread for the World, Fastenopfer, Rights & Accountability in Development

This...report [is] published by Bread for All and Fastenopfer [in collaboration with Rights and Accountability in Development] on the activities of Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)...It is based on research...assessing the impact of...

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1 May 2014

Initial Assessment by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -Complaint from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights against G4s

Author: UK National Contact Point for the OECD

The UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises...has decided to accept for further examination...[the complaint made by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights]. Accepting issues for further examination does not...

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1 May 2014

UK OECD Natl. Contact Point accepts to examine complaint by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights against G4S over Israeli contracts

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30 April 2014

[PDF] Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In relation to reported negative human rights impacts by PMSCs, some continue to occur in areas of conflict or weak governance such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, but we have seen a rising of reports alleging abuses in other regions, especially in...

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26 April 2014

US-based company workers assaulted, besieged in Alexandria

Author: Jano Charbel, Mada Masr

The US-based multinational corporation, Cargill, has been criticized both locally and internationally over its heavy-handed response to an ongoing workers’ protest at its plant in Borg al-Arab City, which has been ongoing for over four months. Videos...

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9 April 2014

G4S response to the Lou Pingeot report ‘Contracting Insecurity: Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations’

Author: G4S

[G4S] recognise[s] that we have a duty to ensure that we are not at risk of violating human rights through the services we provide, the customers we work with, the suppliers we use and through the fair and appropriate treatment of our own employees...

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