G4S notes the Justice Secretary’s announcement today and provides the following additional information:
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is an important customer and G4S is committed to addressing and resolving the MoJ’s concerns as soon as possible.
G4S has co-operated fully with the PwC audit and is committed to co-operating with all audits of current contracts to the full extent provided under those contracts.
G4S has requested full details of the PwC audit findings and looks forward to receiving these in order to address any findings.
The Justice Secretary has confirmed that, following the PwC audit, he has no evidence of any dishonesty in relation to the EM contracts. G4S is conducting its own review, assisted by external advisers, and is not aware of any indications of dishonesty or misconduct. G4S believes that any evidence or indication of dishonesty should be referred to the relevant authorities including, if appropriate, the SFO.
G4S has not received a claim for a refund. Our own review continues and if we identify any evidence of overbilling, then we will reimburse the MoJ as we would with any customer.
Ashley Almanza, Group CEO, G4S plc said:
“G4S is committed to having close and open relationships with our customers and we strive to work in partnership for the mutual benefit of our organisations. We place the highest premium on customer service and integrity and therefore take very seriously the concerns expressed by the Ministry of Justice. We are determined to deal with these issues in a prompt and appropriate manner.”