Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2010

Insights – Integration

Adecco Foundations & Public-Private Partnerships

As the world leader in HR services and one of the world’s largest employers, Adecco has a vital responsibility to help make the world of work a better place. In this context, ‘better’ means fair access to employment and equal opportunities for all. Accordingly, we run our own Foundations in Spain, Italy and France to help disadvantaged people succeed in a purely commercially driven labour market environment.

Our respective voluntary initiatives and public private partnership programmes focus mainly on vulnerable groups in the labour market. As well as disabled people, our labour integration programmes touch groups like the ageing workforce, women in need, the young and long-term unemployed.

Investments in our charitable Foundations

Our Adecco Foundations in France, Italy and Spain are funded by contributions from Adecco and other companies and organisations committed to supporting our integration efforts.

Adecco Group Foundation France, created in 2002

  • Purpose: Assisting, supporting and training disadvantaged people for integration into the workplace
  • Activities: Develop social partnerships with various non-profit organisations in three fields: education, career orientation and professional integration. As a result, every year, 50 non-profit organisations are supported and 150 employees volunteer to participate in local solidarity initiatives. The Foundation also manages the IOC Athlete Career Programme.
  • Employees: 5
  • Adecco annual donation: Approximately EUR 300,000
  • Website: http://www.groupe-adecco-france.fr/Fondation-Groupe-Adecco/Pages/Fondation-Groupe-Adecco.aspx

Adecco Foundation Italy, created in 2001

  • Purpose: Assisting, supporting and training disadvantaged people for integration into the workplace
  • Activities: The foundation runs several partnerships and initiatives. As a result, it finds employment every year for disabled people, single mothers, long-term unemployed and people aged over 40
  • Employees: 7
  • Adecco annual donation: Approximately EUR 500,000
  • Website: www.fondazioneadecco.org

Adecco Foundation Spain, created in 1999

  • Purpose: Assisting, supporting and training disadvantaged people for integration into the workplace
  • Activities: The foundation runs several partnerships and initiatives. As a result, it finds employment for the following groups: disabled people, men and women over 45, single mothers and/or victims of domestic violence, elite athletes and former elite athletes.
  • Employees: 78
  • Adecco annual donation: Approximately EUR 520,000
  • Website: www.fundacionadecco.es