G4S Australia & New Zealand now a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace

LONDON, 28-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S Australia & New Zealand is proud to announce that it is now a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace.

G4S Australia & New Zealand is proud to announce that it is now a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace. Over the past 18 months, G4S Australia & New Zealand has taken active steps, and driven best practice, to help prevent and respond to violence against women.

“White Ribbon Australia and G4S are aligned in their vision of an Australia where women can live in safety free from violence and abuse. As the first security firm to achieve accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace, G4S are talking the talk and acknowledging that the health and wellbeing of employees at home affects their health and wellbeing at work. Their commitment to driving positive social change is exemplary.” said Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia. The White Ribbon accreditation programme is in its third year and the current cohort sees G4S Australia & New Zealand joining 14 other prominent Australian businesses to be granted the title.

“Almost two years ago we came to understand that domestic violence is not just a personal issue, it is a workplace issue as well” said G4S Australia, New Zealand Managing Director, Dennis Roach. “We felt that as an organisation with a diverse workforce, it was our responsibility to lead the way and therefore we joined with White Ribbon in the belief that we need to make violence against women a men’s issue too.”

G4S Australia & New Zealand creates safer communities and advocates a safe workplace that promotes respectful relationships. Training is a key example of one of the ways to achieve this and G4S have delivered training to all senior managers with all-staff training to follow. Additionally G4S have introduced a Domestic and Family Violence policy which offers practical support and paid leave for employees who are victims of domestic violence. An Employee Assistance Provider has also been engaged to provide additional support services to staff and immediate family members.

“We are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our employees. We cannot ignore the statistics and we want to make sure that G4S as an organisation can be trusted to support the brave steps taken by our people as needed” said Mr Roach. “Over the next three years, our aim is to continue to create a safer and more respectful workplace, supporting employees across all spheres as well as contributing to a national cultural change in the hope to prevent and respond to violence against women.”

As part of the world’s leading integrated security company, G4S Australia & New Zealand works in partnership with governments, businesses and other organisations to provide security solutions across all Care & Justice sectors including; Custodial Management, Court Security, Prisoner Transport and Electronic Monitoring.

For more information about the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program or White Ribbon Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women, visit www.whiteribbon.org.au/workplaces

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G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in over 110 countries and has 623,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

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