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Our business and CSR

Acknowledgements of our Social Responsibility – indices and funds

External and independent bodies acknowledged our CSR performance on global and national level in 2010:

Adecco stocks are included in the following sustain- able investment indices and funds, which select their constituents by assessing environmental, social and governance criteria:

FTSE4Good Global & Europe indices – benchmark and tradable financial indices, designed to identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility (CSR) standards.

STOXX Europe Sustainability Index – tracking the performance of the leading European companies in terms of economic, environmental and social sustainability criteria.

ECPI Ethical Index Global & Europe indices – designed to provide investors with direct access to ESG investments, i.e. considering environmental risk, social impact, and Corporate Governance structure.

ESI Excellence Europe index – Ethibel’s European quality label for socially responsible investment funds.

DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Switzerland index – a selection out of the 50 biggest and most liquid Swiss values, which meet the sustainability criteria of the Sarasin Sustainability Matrix.

Pictet-Ethos Swiss Sustainable Equities Fund – is an equity fund aiming at an above-average performance by investing in Swiss stocks of companies, which are strongly committed to sustainability.

Natixis Impact Europe Equities Fund Natixis Asset Management has become N°1 in SRI management in France and is an acknowledged pioneer in SRI (Socially responsible investment) management with over 20 years of experience.

Vontobel Fund – Global Responsibility Swiss Equity – is investing primarily in high quality companies, with strong business models, managed for long-term value creation. As a company’s value is influenced by its sustainability profile, this latter is an integral component in the process of its valuation.

Further sustainability assessments results

The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent non-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. It was launched to accelerate solutions to climate change and water management by putting relevant information at the heart of business, policy and investment decisions.

oekom research qualified Adecco as the most sustainable Swiss multinational enterprise 2009 in the ‘services’ sector according to the sustainability rating by oekom research.

INrate counts Adecco amongst the 30 best Swiss companies when it comes to measuring CO2 emissions and identified Adecco as the respective leader in the services industry.

Triodos Bank selected Adecco for the investment universe of Triodos Bank and ranked Adecco second out of nine international employment services companies.

Kempen Capital Management gives Adecco the Pass status in the Kempen SNS Socially responsible universe. The SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) universe consists of European companies that meet or exceed the strict ethical, social and environmental performance standards set by Kempen Capital Management.