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Social Responsibility | Adecco Group - Better work, better life


Social Responsibility

Message from the CEO and the Corporate Governance Committee Chair

  • Patrick De Maeseneire
    Wanda Rapaczynski

    The Adecco Way to Work - our contribution

    The social and economic contribution of the Adecco group and our 32,000 employees to the world of work have never been of greater value. Our day-to-day activities - as well as global and local programmes, outlined in this report - enable or improve the way to work for hundreds of thousands of people. We help people of all backgrounds find their way to work - those starting out on their careers and experienced professionals, people with diverse ethnic backgrounds, levels and types of skills and ambitions. Better work, better life is what we know about. As the global industry leader, we feel it is our responsibility to improve the world of work for everybody.

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Our priorities within Economic, Social and Environmental (ESE)

Prioritising Activities

Our Latest CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2012

    In 2012, we further developed our CSR strategy, aligning it with our core business, in response to global trends in our industry and to the requests and feedback we receive from our employees, associates/candidates and our clients. Corporate Social Responsibility is the responsibility of companies towards the three dimension of sustainability which culminates in a "triple bottom line":

    - Economic
    - Social
    - Environmental

    It is all about how we manage our impact on the economy, social affairs and the environment. The goal is to integrate economic, social and environmental targets into our corporate activities in a way that fulfills the requirements of each of the three dimensions without compromising on any one of them.

    Our CSR Report is published annually in August.

    Online version PDF version (7mb) Executive Summary (800kb) Previous CSR reports

Adecco and the Environment - Making a difference through CO2 emission reduction

Since 2010, environmental conscious management, subsequent monitoring and reduction is carried out in the areas of:

  • Electrical energy consumption
  • Mobility: company car mileages and air miles flown
  • Office supply: paper and toner consumption
  • Office equipment: computers bought and replaced

These countries represent over 86% of our business operations in terms of revenues. In the past two years, we have made the following steps:

  • Identified our Carbon Footprint in 12 major countries including global HQ
  • Used the data for all stakeholder enquiries
  • Started reducing our CO2 emission through targeted projects
  • Communicated about it accordingly to all stakeholders.

In addition, in 2012, the Adecco Group set an emission reduction target of 12% by 2022 and we expect to reach this goal through concrete action points. For the measurement and calculation of our data according to Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, we use a customised platform called "myclimate".

Carbon Disclosure