Annual Report 2011

Our corporate social responsibility
Unlocking potential

We unlock potential for individuals, businesses and economies reinforced by our CSR strategy centred upon Excellence, Integration and Skills.
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At Adecco, we unlock potential in the domain of work for the benefit of all stakeholders. Thanks to the commitment of more than 33,000 employees, around 700,000 associates work through Adecco every day, amounting to more than 3 million people in the workforce each year.

Their income supports many families’ lives. Their talent, skills and efforts contribute to the productivity and sustainable success of over 100,000 Adecco clients. Employment reduces the welfare burden and enables people to contribute to society at large. At the same time, it gives individuals independence, a purpose and may even fulfil a dream.

Helping individuals and clients throughout their career and business life cycle and optimising our positive impact without compromise is our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Corporate Governance Committee and the CEO oversee our CSR strategy which is focused on three pillars in the world of work: Integration, Skills and Excellence.

A range of specific programmes and activities underpin each pillar and are the designated responsibility of management throughout our business operations. We submit our Communication on Progress (CoP) on a yearly basis to the UN Global Compact and apply the Global Reporting Initiative GRI Guidelines for our CSR reporting. In 2011, the Adecco Group became a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe.

The effectiveness, efficiency and choice that we bring to the world of work are exemplified by a number of highlights presented here.