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News 2016

  • Adecco Group has been reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register as of 02 May 2016

    This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    Forum ETHIBEL website
  • Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe

    Since 15 April 2016, Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. Forum ETHIBEL's selections are largely based on research, carried out by the European rating agency Vigeo, which is responsible for data collecting and processing, performance analysis and industry benchmarking.

    Forum ETHIBEL website
  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of ECPI® INDICES Ethical index, January 2016

    In January 2016 Adecco S.A. was confirmed by ECPI, a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance) that it continues to be a constituent of the ECPI Indices as of December 2015. ECPI is a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance) since 1997. ECPI is an independent provider of simple, versatile and reliable investment tools and solutions to integrate extra-financial information into the investment process.

    ECPI Group website

News 2015

  • Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe

    On 21 September 2015, Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. Forum ETHIBEL's selections are largely based on research, carried out by the European rating agency Vigeo, which is responsible for data collecting and processing, performance analysis and industry benchmarking.

    Forum ETHIBEL website
  • FTSE confirms that Adecco management & consulting S.A. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to remain a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series following the June 2015 review.

    Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice. Further information is available on the FTSE4Good website

    FTSE4Good website
  • Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe

    On March 23, 2015, Adecco has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. Forum ETHIBEL's selections are largely based on research, carried out by the European rating agency Vigeo, which is responsible for data collecting and processing, performance analysis and industry benchmarking.

    Forum ETHIBEL website
  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of ECPI® INDICES Ethical index, Februrary 2015

    In February 2015, Adecco S.A. was confirmed by ECPI, a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance) that it continues to be a constituent of the ECPI Indices as of December 2014.
    Since 1997, ECPI is an independent provider of simple, versatile and reliable investment tools and solutions to integrate extra-financial information into the investment process. The ECPI Ethical Euro Equity is used as a benchmark, investment and risk management tools. The Index selects the 150 top capitalized companies in the European market which are eligible investments according to ECPI SRI Screening Methodology. ECPI's research analysts produce ESG-related Ratings on traditional and innovative asset classes such as Equity and Credit Portfolios, Hedge Funds and other alternatives. ECPI's index team of financial experts is responsible for producing a full range of Beta and Alpha Market Indices.

    ECPI Group website
  • Adecco S.A. has qualified for Silver Class distinction in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

    On January 19, RobecoSAM published its Sustainability Yearbook 2015. As one of the top-scoring companies in our industry (Professional Services), Adecco SA has qualified for inclusion in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance. The Sustainability Yearbook is now available also via a comprehensive microsite.

    Further information is available on the RobecoSAM website

News 2014

  • FTSE Group confirms that the Adecco Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to remain a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.

    Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

    Further information is available on the FTSE4Good website
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announces results for their 2014 review

    Adecco S.A. completed the annual request for information from CDP was evaluated and benchmarked against other companies that responded to CDP's 2014 investor and supply chain information request. For its 2014 CDP data and action disclosure, Adecco S.A. received a score of 72C (Disclosure Score: 72, Performance Band: C). Further Information on the CDP 2014 Disclosure and Performance Scores and performance methodology, can be found on CDP's website under "Reporting to CDP/Guidance".

    Visit the CDP website
  • Adecco becomes index constituent of newly created SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25®

    The SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 Index® launched on 17 June 2014, includes 25 stocks from the SMI® Expanded Index with the best sustainability scores. Adecco is a component of the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25® index which is built out of the SMI expanded. The index is weighted based on free-float market capitalization, with a single component's weight capped at a maximum of 15 percent. The component rebalancing is implemented yearly as part of the ordinary review in September.

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    A total score is derived for each company provided by a third party research provider. The higher the score, the more sustainable the company. You can find more details here about the ranking here. All companies that are considered sustainable and belong to the SMI expanded are eligible and ranked according to their total score. The best 25 companies are selected. All stocks in the index universe are screened for their sustainability score by Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) research and analysis, with nearly 20 years of experience in the responsible investment (RI) and socially responsible investment (SRI) markets.

  • Adecco confirmed in STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices

    Following the 2014 annual index review, we are pleased to announce that as of Sep. 22, 2014, Adecco management & consulting S.A. remains a component of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices for the third consecutive year. The index model is a first of its kind that allows investors to fully understand which financially material factors determine a company's ESG rating and why they are important.

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    In 2011, the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices were launched. They are an innovative series of environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity indices based on a transparent selection process. The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices have set new standards in terms of transparency and comprehensiveness in the ESG indexing space. The reviews are conducted yearly, with the next one taking place in 2015.

  • Adecco amongst Sustainability Leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices for the fourth consecutive year

    The Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of HR solutions, received confirmation September 11, 2014 of its continued inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and Europe Indices for the fourth consecutive year. Adecco has been recognized as Sustainability Leader in the Commercial & Professional Services Industry Group by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in collaboration with RobecoSAM.

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  • Adecco reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register

    On April 25 2014, Adecco has been reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    Visit the Forum ETHIBEL website
  • Adecco is proud to work with Pablo Pineda

    On 21 March 2014 the world celebrates the 9th anniversary of the World Down Syndrome Day.

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    Each year the voice of people with Down Syndrome, and those who live, work and interact with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Adecco is proud to work with Pablo Pineda, BA in Educational psychology and the first person with Down syndrome in Europe to obtain a university degree, actor ('Yo Tambien') and ambassador with Adecco Fundación for the inclusion of people with an impairment.

    http://fundacionadecco.org/fight/index.html

    http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

  • Adecco S.A. has received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance, February 2014

    On January 21, RobecoSAM published its Sustainability Yearbook 2014. As one of the top-scoring companies in our industry (Industry Leader in Professional Services), Adecco SA has qualified for inclusion in the 2014 Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance.

    Visit the Sustainability Yearbook website
  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of ECPI Euro Ethical index, January 2014

    In January 2014, Adecco S.A. was confirmed by ECPI, a leading rating and index company dedicated to ESG Research, as a constituent of the ECPI Euro Ethical index. The ECPI Ethical Euro Equity is used as a benchmark, investment and risk management tools. The Index selects the 150 top capitalized companies in the European market which are eligible investments according to ECPI SRI Screening Methodology. ECPI's research analysts produce ESG-related Ratings on traditional and innovative asset classes such as Equity and Credit Portfolios, Hedge Funds and other alternatives. ECPI's index team of financial experts is responsible for producing a full range of Beta and Alpha Market Indices

    ECPI Group website

News 2013

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announces results for their 2013 review

    Adecco S.A. completed the annual request for information from CDP was evaluated and benchmarked against other companies that responded to CDP's 2013 investor and supply chain information request. For its 2013 CDP data and action disclosure, Adecco S.A. received a score of 76D (Disclosure Score: 76, Performance Band: D). Further Information on the CDP 2013 Disclosure and Performance Scores and performance methodology, can be found on CDP's website under "Reporting to CDP/Guidance". Adecco has been responding to the CDP's annual assessment, looking at companies' impacts on the environment and natural resources since 2007.

    Visit the CDP website
  • Adecco becomes Industry Group Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices, September 2013

    The Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of Human Resources solutions, received confirmation on September 12, 2013 of its continued inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and Europe Indices. The Adecco Group has been recognized as the Leader in the Commercial & Professional Services Industry Group by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in collaboration with RobecoSAM.

    Read the press release
  • Jeff Doyle, CEO Adecco Australia & New Zealand on "Diversity and Inclusion", M2 Magazine, September 2013

    In Australia and New Zealand, the mature population is growing four times faster than any other demographic group but they are little represented in the active workforce. The disability employment rate is low and large proportions of Australia's workforce are migrants or born overseas. However, many companies are not creating workplaces that actively foster and develop participation and leadership from these demographic minority groups. For most of his career, Jeff Doyle, CEO Adecco Australia & New Zealand has been part of a minority group. He left home at 15 to become a professional footballer in England and later in Australia's National Soccer League before transitioning into the corporate world. Despite being away from home, family and other people close to him, he always felt included because he was part of a team.

    Article: Diversity Should be Renamed Inclusion
    Download: Latest Adecco Australia Whitepaper on the "Reality of Talent – Diversity"
  • European Commission publishes human rights guidance for the Employment and Recruitment agencies sector

    On June 17 2013, the European Commission issued the Sector Guide for the Employment and Recruitment agencies sector on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Sector Guide was developed through extensive research and multi-stakeholder consultation with representatives from the relevant industry including CIETT, the World Staffing Association and its members, as well as government, trade union, civil society, academic and other experts.

    Download the E&RA Sector Guide
    Read more about human rights guidance
  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series

    In March 2013, after its half-year review, the FTSE Group confirms that the Adecco Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to continue to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

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    Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. FTSE4Good ESG Ratings have the aim to objectively measure the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) risk and performance of companies worldwide. Supersector-relative ratings across six ESG themes track over 2,400 public companies, making FTSE4Good ESG Ratings a valuable tool for investors who wish to incorporate ESG factors into their investment decision making processes, or as a framework for corporate engagement and stewardship. The FTSE4Good ESG Ratings are produced by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") and Ethical Investment Research Services Limited ("EIRIS") or their agents. More about the FTSE4Good ESG Ratings methodology is explained in detail on www.ftse.com.

    FSTE website

  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of ECPI Euro Ethical index

    In January 2013, Adecco S.A. was confirmed by ECPI, a leading rating and index company dedicated to ESG Research, as a constituent of the ECPI Euro Ethical index.

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    The ECPI Ethical Euro Equity is used as a benchmark, investment and risk management tools. The Index selects the 150 top capitalized companies in the European market which are eligible investments according to ECPI SRI Screening Methodology. ECPI's research analysts produce ESG-related Ratings on traditional and innovative asset classes such as Equity and Credit Portfolios, Hedge Funds and other alternatives. ECPI's index team of financial experts is responsible for producing a full range of Beta and Alpha Market Indices.

    ECPI Group website

News 2012

  • Adecco ranked first amongst 50 largest listed companies in Switzerland in Swiss Extra-Financials ranking

    On November 27, Adecco was awarded the first "Fit for the Future" Award in Switzerland. Adecco ranked first amongst the 50 largest listed companies in Switzerland based on an extra financials ranking. The ranking was conducted by The Value Group, an independent research company, which aims to systematically link hard financial KPI's with extra-financial factors. The analysis focused on six core value drivers for future enterprise success including: Innovation Capital, Human Capital, External Stakeholders, Corporate Risk, Image & Brand, and Corporate Governance. With its ranking, The Value Group goes beyond the traditional ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) approach claiming share price outperformance correlates with financial KPIs and extra-financial factors.

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  • Adecco Fundación Spain went live on Facebook and Twitter

    On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Adecco Fundación Spain prepared a special message talking about the importance of integrating people with a disability into the workplace. Adecco Fundación also has enlarged its online presence with newly launched Facebook and Twitter pages (in Spanish).

    Article links

    Watch the video with their special message
    Visit the Adecco Fundación website
    Like Adecco Fundación on Facebook
    Follow Adecco Fundación on Twitter

  • Youth Employability Awards

    At the European Employment Forum in Brussels on November 27 & 28, Adecco presented an award to the NGO AIESEC International for their efforts in the category 'Enabling Youth Mobility'. The award was sponsored by Adecco as a member of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability of which Cisco, Microsoft and State Street are also members.

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    AISEC International is present in over 113 countries and territories with over 86,000 members. It is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. What makes AIESEC unique is the youth driven impactful experience that it offers to its members. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders.

    More information is available on http://www.aiesec.org

    The main goal of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability is to help better co-ordinate industry and community investments, services and other offerings, dialogue and engagement with NGOs and public authorities. This enhances the positive impact of ICT literacy and professional training on employability prospects of the young, the disabled, older workers and other unemployed or under-employed people throughout the European Union.

    Find out more about the Alliance and its activities

  • Golden Workers Project awarded in Spain

    On November 21, 2012, during the closing event of the "European Year of Active Ageing" in Spain, the Golden Workers Project received the "Workplaces for all Ages" Award by the Spanish Ministry of Health and the Institute of Seniors and Social Services (Imserso).

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    Golden Workers is an EU project, funded by the European Commission and led by its consortium members Adecco Foundation Spain, the Adecco Group, IESE University Spain, VTT Finland, Fraunhofer Institute Germany, Age Platform Belgium, Tech4i2.com, and Ernst & Young Business School Italy. The project was initiated in October 2011 and will conclude in December 2012 with a final Conference in Barcelona on December 18th and a roadmap for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in the field of active ageing at work

    Visit the Golden Workers website

  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series

    In September 2012, after its half-year review, the FTSE4Good Policy Committee has approved the continued inclusion of the Adecco Group in the FTSE4Good Index Series at this review. FTSE Group confirms that the Adecco Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.

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    Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

  • Adecco remains in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World & Europe

    On September 13, 2012, the Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of Human Resources solutions received confirmation that it remains in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes (DJSI). The DJSI, in cooperation with Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), recognise Adecco Group as one of the sustainability leaders in the Industrial Goods and Services sector.

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  • The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Adecco Group extend their agreement to deliver the IPC Athlete Career Programme for an additional eight-year term

    On September 7, 2012, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) expressed its firm commitment to the IPC Athlete Career Programme (IPC ACP) by agreeing to an eight-year extension of its cooperation agreement with the Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of Human Resources solutions.

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  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Adecco announce extension of IOC Athlete Career Programme agreement

    On July 5, 2012, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) underscored its firm commitment to the IOC Athlete Career Programme IOC ACP by agreeing to an eight-year extension of its cooperation agreement with the Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of Human Resources solutions.

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  • Adecco remains a constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series

    In March 2012, the FTSE Group confirmed that the Adecco Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to remain a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.

    Read more

    Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent social and environmental criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

  • Adecco continues to be a constituent of 3 ECPI indices

    In February 2012, Adecco S.A. was confirmed by ECPI, a leading rating and index company dedicated to ESG Research, as a constituent of the following ECPI® Indices

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    ECPI Developed Ethical+ Equity, ECPI Ethical Euro Equity, ECPI Ethical Global Equity. ECPI Indices are used as benchmarks, investment and risk management tools. ECPI Indices include Global Equity Indices, Thematic Indices, Bond Indices and Strategy Indices.

    ECPI Global Equity Indices are designed to provide exposure to sustainable investments tracking mainstream Global/Regional classifications, e.g. the ECPI Ethical Global Index tracks the performance of large-cap stocks listed in global developed markets that pass the ESG and sector screening.

News 2011

  • Adecco among top 250 companies on the 2011 NEWSWEEK GREEN RANKINGS® Global list.

    In October 2011, Adecco Group was named one of the top 250 companies on the 2011 NEWSWEEK GREEN RANKINGS® Global list.

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    In October 2011, Adecco Group was named one of the top 250 companies on the 2011 NEWSWEEK GREEN RANKINGS® Global list.

    Newsweek's Green Rankings cut through the green chatter and compare the actual environmental footprints, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies), and reporting practices of big companies. Newsweek teamed up with two leading research organizations, Trucost and Sustainalytics to create the most comprehensive rankings available. Newsweek ran its first Green Rankings two years ago for the first time.

  • Adecco Tunisia achieved ISO 26000 certified by Vigeo

    On September 12, 2011, Adecco Tunisia achieved ISO 26000 certified by Vigeo. ISO 26000 is intended to assist organizations in contributing to sustainable development.

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    It is intended to encourage them to go beyond legal compliance, recognizing that compliance with law is a fundamental duty of any organization and an essential part of their social responsibility. It is intended to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility, not to replace them.

  • Adecco Group becomes index component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World & Europe

    Following SAM's comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Assessment, 41 companies, amongst them Adecco, will be added to, and 23 firms will be deleted from the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), resulting in a total of 342 components.

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    Following SAM's comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Assessment, 41 companies, amongst them Adecco, will be added to, and 23 firms will be deleted from the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), resulting in a total of 342 components. The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Each year, SAM invites the world's 2,500 largest companies, measured by free-float market capitalization, from the 57 sectors to report on their sustainability performance. All changes will become effective with the open of the stock markets on September 19, 2011. More information: http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/07_htmle/indexes/djsi.html

  • BILANZ magazine CSR rating 2011 - Adecco scores high

    The business magazine "BILANZ" in cooperation with Inrate, an independent sustainability rating agency based in Switzerland, rated 20 companies of the Swiss Market Index (SMI) comparing them against 1,800 international companies from the same sector. As a basis for the rating, 100 criteria were defined and the ratings went from -6 to (least) to +6 (best). Adecco reached grade +5 and came in the top 5.

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  • Adecco Morocco – first recruitment company to receive CGEM label

    Adecco Morocco is the first temporary work and recruitment company to receive the CGEM label that acknowledges their Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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    Adecco Morocco sees its social responsibility policy approved by receiving the CGEM label (Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc, i.e. General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises). Jerick Develle, General Manager of Adecco Morocco and his team are acknowledged for putting the individual at the heart of the recruitment process.

    In mid 2010, Adecco Morocco launched a first Vigeo audit with the intention of improving its CSR policy. The commitment of the Adecco Morocco teams following this audit resulted in the awarding of the CGEM label today.

    This label is based on nine values adopted by Adecco Morocco:

    • Respect for human rights
    • Continuous improvement of working conditions and professional relations
    • Environmental protection
    • Prevention of corruption
    • Respect for the rules of fair competition
    • Transparency of corporate governance
    • Respect for customers' interests
    • Social responsibility towards its suppliers
    • Development of the company's social commitment

    The award of this label is valid for 3 years and is a strong signal for Adecco Morocco to reinforce its decision to put the individual at the heart of the recruitment process also marks the 20th anniversary of its presence in the Moroccan kingdom.

    As well as already being considered in Morocco as one of the precursors in the employment sector, Adecco Morocco has now become the pioneer of corporate social responsibility in temporary work and recruitment.