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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

    'Better work, better life' – It's our passion

    As a global team of 31,000 colleagues, we are passionate about improving the world of work. Every year, we make an impact on the lives of more than 3 million people and their families – from school leavers to mature workers – providing them with employment in a wide range of industries and functions. We support enterprises, from large corporations to small family businesses, matching talents and skills with their needs. We make sure that our customers have the flexibility to deal with the uncertainty of a complex and volatile economic environment.

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Our priorities within Economic, Social and Environmental (ESE)

Prioritising Activities

Our Latest CSR Report

  • CSR Report 2013

    In 2013 and 2014, we further implemented our CSR strategy, aligning it with our core business and responding to global trends in our industry as well as to the request and feedback received from our employees, associates/candidates, our clients, 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.

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    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 13 largest markets (France, North America, UK & Ireland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain and Mexico) including the joint global & Adecco Switzerland headquarters. 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'.

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