G4S Now Play It Green

G4S x Play It Green

In more exciting news, G4S Secure Solutions (UK) has joined the Play It Green community to further engage their workforce on sustainability. 

G4S is part of Allied Universal® a leading security and facility services company. Providing proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology, allowing clients to focus on their core business.

Part of the G4S Workforce now receive weekly education, tips and discounts to further strengthen the sustainability culture. Having full access to further net zero support they can help drive down the footprint of their teams, departments and support the company’s overall net zero ambitions. 

Play It Green’s model also ensures every team signed up to the G4S account is making a positive monthly environmental and social impact. The 13 trees planted per month per team is enough to rebalance their footprint. 

Finally, 10% of the subscription to Play It Green will be passed onto their chosen good cause. G4S selected WWF, the acclaimed and long standing conservation charity, the World Wildlife Federation. 

We caught up with Heike Butler, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, G4S Secure Solutions (UK) to find out more.

Please, tell us a little about G4S

G4S was set up in July 2004 when London-based Securicor amalgamated with Danish firm Group 4 Falck. We provide tailored integrated security solutions. These include high-class manpower services, technology, remote alarm monitoring and response, canine protection at client premises and events security across the UK. You will find us carrying out contracts for custodial and detention services, electronic monitoring, immigration & borders and rehabilitation. As well as this, resettlement and community services. Finally, we provide Cash Management solutions, Facilities Management, and also critical primary and forensic healthcare services for the public and private sectors.

Why is sustainability important to you?

We are committed to being a responsible and ethical company that operates in the right way. Our values set us apart in the industry and are carefully and deliberately embedded in all our systems, policies and processes. Any business needs to be sustainable to be successful. At G4S we recognize the importance of ESG and the role it plays in our success.

Why did you decide to collaborate with Play It Green?

I love the unique concept of Play It Green, the fact that we are making a difference to both the environment as well as the community is absolutely brilliant. I also really like the way the individual gardens are set up and the visual presentation of the impact, this will make it easy and fun for everyone to get involved.

What does the future hold for G4S

Globally, our ambition is to become a net-zero carbon emissions company by 2050 or sooner, in step with society. In the UK and Ireland, we have committed to reduce our Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 42% by 2030 and to reduce our absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, and capital goods, by 25% by 2030.

G4S Secure Solutions (UK) will be continuing to run programmes to meet these goals, such as continued procurement of renewable energy, implementation of our fleet to zero initiative and supply chain management.


Heike Butler, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, G4S Secure Solutions (UK)

“Play It Green align to the values and aims of G4S, supporting our net zero and ESG ambitions. Their passion for better business is infectious and being a member adds value to our operation. I couldn’t be more delighted to continue to work with Chris and the team at Play It Green. G4S are a proud member of such an impactful business in Play It Green”.

G4S Heike Butler, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, G4S Secure Solutions (UK)
Heike Butler, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, G4S Secure Solutions (UK)

Chris Thair, Co-Founder, Play It Green

“Having G4S believe in what we are doing and seeing great value in our subscription service is pleasing on so many levels. 

Having a globally recognised brand in G4S sign up is great testament to what we are doing here at Play it Green. I love how their Head of Sustainability and team sees how we add value to their existing plans.   

We are delighted to welcome G4S to the Play It Green community. A collaboration that will bring more positive change to their business and the planet”.

Play It Green Co-Founder, Chris Thair
Chris Thair, Co-Founder, Play It Green

Sign Up For Our Unique Subscription Service & Be The Solution to Climate Change

Join Play It Green for £5 per month

Boost your ESG actions and credentials by subscribing to Play It Green from as little as £60 per annum. 

Your ROI on £60 is 52 weekly pieces of education and footprint reduction tips sent every Friday. A company Forest with 156 trees planted. 10% regifted to a good cause of your choice. Free access to a host of tools and partners to help your business get to net zero and lots of marketing support.  

Better For Business, Better For People, Better For Planet.

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