Annual Report 2011

Our corporate social responsibility
Excellence

Striving for and measuring excellence is central to our ethos and operational practices. It enables us to sustain our business success and industry leadership but at the same time furthers our team spirit and maximises our positive contribution to society. Since October 2011, the Adecco Academy has been running our Group development programmes aimed at excellence in leadership, services & sales and operations.

In 2011, we ran our third Adecco Group Excellence Awards. Eight winning teams were recognised and rewarded for outstanding results achieved through applying our four core values of team spirit, customer focus, responsibility and entrepreneurship. Whilst Adecco Eastern Europe was the overall winner, Adecco Spain received an award in recognition of the highest retention rate – one of Adecco Group’s key strategic priorities. Other winners included Adecco South America, Adecco Italy, Adecco US Staffing, Tuja Germany, Adecco Brazil and one of our international account teams.

Many of our advances in the social, economic and environmental aspects of the CSR arena were reflected in internationally recognised assessments in 2011. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), in cooperation with Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), recognised the Adecco Group as one of the sustainability leaders in the Industrial Goods and Services sector based on performance across economic, environmental and social criteria. Additionally, Adecco retained its inclusion as a member company of the FTSE4Good Index, the responsible investment index calculated by global index provider FTSE Group in its Semi-Annual Review 2011. We were named among the top 250 companies on the 2011 Newsweek Green rankings. This is in step with our increased focus on environmental performance which we track through the ‘myclimate’ emission measuring platform and our involvement in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Through our participation in the World Economic Forum as a strategic partner, we support the Forum’s commitment to improving the state of the world by creating greater choice in the domain of work and by unlocking potential in individuals, enterprises and society in general.

For more information visit csrr.adecco.com.

 

Environmental Performance (2010 figures)

Our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (Based on the Greenhous Gas Protocol)

Source

Scope

Emissions 2010
metric tonnes CO2 e
(CO2 equivalent)

Coverage extrapolated
to Group level
(% FTEs)

Data basis
(% of Group FTEs)

 

 

 

 

 

Own business cars

1 (direct)

85,683

100%

14.5%

Electricity

2 (indirect)

64,651

78% [1]

24.9%

Electricity

3 (indirect)

24.678

78% [1]

24.9%

Own business cars

3 (indirect)

46,631

100%

14.5%

Rental cars

3 (indirect)

1,956

100%

22.1%

Air travel

3 (indirect)

6,407

100%

72.0% [2]

Paper

3 (indirect)

23.815

100%

11.5%

Toner

3 (indirect)

7.574

100%

11.5%

New lap & desktops

3 (indirect)

15.895

100%

100%

[1]The reported gross global Scope 2 emissions figure relates to emissions from electricity consumption. In 10 major markets of Adecco (representing 80% of our FTE), we measured the electricity consumption in our major sites (representing 25% of our FTE) and extrapolated the figure within each country to 100%. As the CO2 emission factors for electricity vary very much from country to country, we did not extrapolate them for other countries. Therefore, our total gross global Scope 2 figure represents 80% of our total business and comprises a level of uncertainty of about 30%.

[2]Data basis relating to total staff of all HQs Group-wide. More adequate, since air travelling mainly occurs amongst HQ staff.

 

Our materials and water consumption (GRI indicator EN1)

 

Total consumption 2010
extrapolated to Group level
(100% FTEs)

Data basis

(% of Group FTEs)

 

 

 

Material

Paper (office supply, does not include printed matters)

18,080 metric tonnes

11.5%

Toner (modelled from paper consumption)

181 kg

11.5%

Water (from public water supply)

9,924,287 m3

6.7%

 

Our electricity consumption

 

Total consumption 2010

extrapolated to Group level

(100% FTEs)

Data basis

(% of Group FTEs)

 

 

 

Energy source
Electricity (from national grids)

137,437,090 kWh

24.9%