Annual Report 2011

Our corporate social responsibility
Skills

The acquisition and on-going development of skills is a passport to employment, income and a sustainable career. Providing and guiding our associates, as well as employees, to suitable training and development opportunities is an essential part of our business approach.

Helping disadvantaged people acquire the skills they need is a real passion that unites the Adecco Group. This is highlighted by the participation of 16,500 employees in our 2011 Win4Youth initiative. At more than 2,300 events in 63 countries, our employees and 4,000 clients cycled a total of 1,565,528 kilometres. Over 84,000 kilometres of this total were achieved during our worldwide Solidarity Day raising funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

For every 5 kilometres completed – on road bike or even spinning machine – the Adecco Group donated USD 1 to a grand total which was shared between three foundations: Brazil – Social Circus in Rio de Janeiro; Philippines – The Cebu boys home; and in Greece we supported ‘The Smile of the Child’ dedicated to providing community homes giving shelter and safety to children. The highlight of the 2011 project – which built upon a running-themed Win4Youth project in 2010 – was the successful cycling ascent of Mont Ventoux in France by 74 employees from around the world.