July 2020

On behalf of the Private Security Network, SOMO investigated a number of financial aspects concerning British multinational security services company G4S, such as ownership, debt, financial results, corporate structure, tax practices and business model.

G4S is one of the largest private security companies in the world. A highly controversial company, G4S has been accused of violating employee rights, human rights (by abusing detainees in its detention centres, for example), and putting the need to avoid tax and generate higher profits before its contractual obligations to provide public services.

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