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Social Responsibility | Adecco Group - Better work, better life


Social Responsibility

Message from the CEO and the Corporate Governance Committee Chair

  • Alain Dehaze

    Alain Dehaze

    Chief Executive Officer

    Wanda Rapaczynski

    Wanda Rapaczynski

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Chairwoman, Corporate Governance Committee

    For the Adecco Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is standard business practice, inseparable from our service and solution offerings.

    In September 2015, the United Nations unveiled its ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ which 193 UN member states formally adopted. Among the challenges are curtailing poverty and hunger, raising health and education standards, sustaining economic growth and advocating decent work for all, combating climate change and making cities more sustainable.

    Such aspirations, of course, have implications for private companies too. Their fulfilment requires a determination to implement change and measure success going well beyond traditional financial reporting. For global enterprises like the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions provider, acting responsibly means constantly developing the core business by driving innovation, prompting better performance and greater prosperity. We see our responsibility in creating, fostering and nurturing conditions where people, companies and societies can thrive. That means reducing poverty through education and productive employment; providing the widest access to the labour market and thereby stimulating economic growth to achieve better social conditions and less inequality.

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Our priorities within Economic, Social and Environmental (ESE)

Prioritising Activities

Our Latest CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2015

    The CSR Report & CoP 2015/2016 is done in ‘accordance’ with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines.

    Our CSR strategy aligns with the most material issues of our core business and responds to global trends in our industry as well as to the request and feedback received from our main stakeholders: employees, associates/candidates, clients, investors, suppliers and the broader public. We are convinced that success only can be achieved in the long-term when taking into account the three dimension of sustainability:

    1 Economic
    2 Social
    3 Environmental

    Our goal is to integrate all economic, social and environmental aspects into one strategy 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.

    Full Report (PDF 9.1mb) Executive Summary (PDF 2.3mb)
    Previous CSR reports

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

Since 2010, environmental conscious management, subsequent monitoring and reduction are 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

in our 15 largest markets and emerging markets (France, North America, UK & Ireland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Argentina Mexico and Singapore) including the joint global & Adecco Switzerland headquarters. These countries represent over 86% of our business operations in terms of revenues. In the past three 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’.

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