Economic indicators

EC1 Economic key data

Overall economic key data, see pages 3–4; and AR 94–101.

Investments in philanthropic activities:

Purpose

       Donations in 201

Reference

 

 

 

Adecco Foundation France

EUR 305,000

page 44

Adecco Foundation Italy

EUR 500,000

page 44

Adecco Foundation Spain

EUR 520,700

page 44

Win4Youth
Helping Young People Succeed

EUR 163,000

page 51

EC2 Financial implications of climate change

The efforts to address climate change represent business opportunities for us:

Due to climate change and recent developments, sustainable energy has become an important topic also in terms of the creation of new job profiles. Through renewable energy from alternative sources such as wind energy, solar energy and biomass, green technology new profiles are emerging.

In accordance to a survey conducted in our largest market, France, between 300,000 to 600,000 jobs will be created between 2015 and 2020 in the following sectors: construction, renewable energy and water, sanitation, waste management. – Profiles requested by companies are skilled or very skilled profiles (Roofer Photovoltaics).

In Germany, for many years we have been delivering REPOWER Systems service technicians for onshore windmills. Now, our client is in need for offshore technicians for building and servicing the first and coming wind parks. As these qualifications are rare and not likely to be found on the open market, we offered a “search and train” approach.

EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government

The Adecco Group does not receive any material financial subsidies from governments. However, some of our societal activities, at a local level, are subsidised. These include labour integration projects and joint programmes with governmental organisations. These subsidies obviously do not assist us in our ordinary business, but help, to a certain degree, to remunerate our efforts to support governments in helping disadvantaged and unemployed people get into the labour market.

EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry-level wage compared to local minimum wage

Adecco Group is a decentralised, global enterprise, with some 5,500 branches in more than 60 countries, managing over 700,000 employees at any given time in all professions and business sectors. We have decided not to report in relation to this GRI economic performance indicator, but may do so at a later date.

EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation

The procurement of goods, materials and services is not usually directly related to our products and services. It would take remarkable efforts to consolidate and document here our supply expenditure, and the respective policies and practices.

Regarding suppliers as recruitment subcontractors, Adecco USA runs a Supplier Diversity initiative, designed to provide opportunities for qualified minority-/women-owned businesses to participate in staffing procurement activities, and to forge relationships that are critical to their success. We currently work with approximately 234 (2008: 190) diverse suppliers in the USA and, in 2010, 10% (2008: 13%) of the business Adecco did with secondary suppliers was conducted with minority-/women-owned businesses.

EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community

The exact procedures for local hiring depend on the local subsidiaries and applicable conditions. Generally, the workforces, managements and senior managements of our subsidiaries are hired from the respective countries.

EC8 Development and impact of services provided primarily for public benefit

The following table provides an overview of partnerships and joint programmes at country level for public benefit:

S = Engagement in our focus area ‘Skills’
I = Engagement in our focus area ‘Integration’

Partner organisation(s)

Short description of project or programme


Adecco Group

European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

I

Expert Group on Employment with multi stakeholders: European institutions, NGOs, National Authorities Against Discrimination, Trade Unions and corporations (Adecco Group, IBM, L’Oréal, Sodexo)

ILO Business & Disability network

I

S

Dialogue Group on disability inclusion within corporations, initiated at EU level by Adecco and partner companies in 2004 and included in 2010 in a worldwide ILO initiative

European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD)

I

S

Partnerships on European programmes mainly targeting at empowering sheltered employment workers and actors towards the private and public employment.

Programmes Hop Skip Jump, Conversion and Pass it on

  • International Olympic Committee
  • International Paralympic Committee

I

Training and labour integration of elite athletes

Training and labour integration of elite athletes


Adecco Belgium

  • Network For Training Entrepreneurship NFTE Belgium

I

S

Adecco is ‘Golden Partner’ of NFTE. Teaching entrepreneurship to low-income youth, helping them to become economically productive members of society.

  • Close The Gap, an international not-for-profit organisation to assist in improving local knowledge and putting local talent to use by offering cost-efficient IT solutions to projects in developing countries

S

Assisting with IT equipment supplies


Adecco Bulgaria

  • Ministry of labor and social policy

S

Operative programme development of the human capital ‘I can’
– providing trainings and development courses


Adecco Canada

  • CARP, Canada’s Association for Retired
    Professionals

I

  • Integration programme ensuring needs and expectatinos of mature workforce (50+) is met.
  • Miziwe Biik, Aboriginal Employment Training

S

  • Training and employments initiatives for the Aboriginal community
  • Seneca College, leading college and educational institution.

S

  • Job placement and training with Xpert® for students
  • Skills for Change (SfC), Canadian non-profit agency.

S

  • Learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees
  • Canadian Immigration Integration Project (CIIP).

I

  • Labour integration for skilled immigrants through effective preparation in their country of origin


Adecco Denmark

  • IFF, Institute for Future Studies

S

Seminars on the future role of the labour market


Adecco Group France, Adecco

  • European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

I

(see above under Adecco Group)

  • ILO Business & Disability network

I

S

(see above under Adecco Group)

  • European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD)

I
S

(see above under Adecco Group)

  • Agefiph, Association for Disabled Workers’ Integration

I

Labour integration programme for handicapped and unemployed people

  • Direction for Integration & Citizenship (Ministry of Internal Affairs) and National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equality

I

S

Programmes against illetteracy for single women extended
to migrants and other beneficiaries

  • Réseau Adecco Insertion (Adecco’s subsidiary for integration through temporary work, in partnership with Groupe Idees)

I

S

Labour integration programme for low-skilled, unemployed people

  • Pôle emploi (French national public job centre)

I

Labour programme for long-term unemployed people


Adia France

  • Ministry for Work and Social Affairs
  • Conseil National des Missions Locales (CNML, a national office specifically for young unemployed people with social difficulties): national agreement
  • Pole emploi (French national public job centre)

I

S

“Projet Jeunes Destination Emploi”: Integration into Adia’s clients’ workforce of young unemployed people from depressed areas

  • JANUS, the temporary work subsidiary of “Vitamine T”, an enterprise helping people in difficulty find employment
  • Pôle emploi (French national public job centre)

I

S

Labour integration programme for long-term unemployed people

  • Ministry of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

I

Labour integration programme for long-term unemployed people

  • Ministry of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

I

S

Labour programme for professional equality between women and men (including promotion of better access of women to specific jobs traditionally seen as ‘jobs only for men’, e.g. in the construction sector)

  • Agefiph, Association for Disabled Workers’ Integration

I

S

“Projet Jeunes Destination Emploi”: Integration into Adia’s clients’ workforce of young unemployed people from depressed areas


Adecco Italy and Adecco Foundation

  • Associazione Italiana Persone Down
  • Associazione Talassemici
  • Associazione Regionale Siciliana per la Lotta Contro La Fibrosi Cistica
  • Lega Italiana Fibrosi Cistica Onlus
  • Associazione Diabetici
  • Associazione Genitori Persone con Sindrome Di Down
  • CE.I.S. di Venezia Mestre “Don Lorenzo Milani”
  • CFPP onlus Casa di Carità Arti e Mestieri Torino
  • Ministry of equal opprotunities
  • About 25 public regional and local employment agencies throughout the country (such as in communities and regions of Bergamo, Brescia, Lombardia, Milano, Piemonte, Puglia, Ragusa, Torino, Veneto, Venezia, Vicenza, etc.)

I

S

Labour integration programmes for

  • People with disabilities
  • Long-term unemployed
  • People over 40
  • Single mothers
  • Athletes
  • University of Milano
  • University of Trieste
  • University of Torino
  • University of Roma

I

  • Research and publications on labour market developments, in particular concerning vulnerable groups
  • Preparing students for labour market entry


Adecco Netherlands

  • JINC (business financed association to support literacy of young people with difficult socio-economic backgrounds)

S

Adecco organises practical interview courses at high schools in Amsterdam-West for underprivileged youth. Each year about

1,000 students attend a course

  • STOOF Foundation

I

Adecco participates with STOOF in projects that stimulate the labour market participation of young people and unemployed people.

  • Foundation “Lezen en Schrijven”

I

S

Adecco is involved in the Lezen en Schrijven project of the Stichting Lezen & Schrijven foundation, which is campaigning to reduce illiteracy in the Netherlands

  • Project Frisse Start

I

Adecco is involved in a sports project for unemployed people to help them reintegrate in the labour market.


Adecco Norway

  • Norwegian Association for Deaf People

I

Pilot project to help deaf people find employment


Adecco Poland

  • Autocreation Foundation

I

S

Labour integration & training programmes for:

  • foreigners in Poland
  • people over 50
  • European Management Assistants in Poland

S

Advisory & training project to help office workers (assistants, secretaries, receptionists) find employment

  • TEB Education

S

Advisory & training project for high-school graduates

  • State College of Shorthand and Foreign Languages

I

Labour integration programme for college graduates

  • Amnesty International in Poland

Pro bono recruitment services


Adecco Spain and Adecco Foundation

  • Ministry for Work and Social Affairs
  • Consejería de Economía, Hacienda y Empleo de la Comunidad de Valencia
  • Consejería de Gobernación de la Junta de Andalucía.
  • Public Employee Services of: Madrid, Andalucía, Valencia, Catalunya, Canarias, Aragon, País Vasco, Murcia
  • European Social Fund
  • City Council of Madrid
  • Ayuntamiento de San Cristóbal de La Laguna Área de Servicios Sociales y Organismo Autónomo de Deportes
  • Servicio Navarro de Empleo
  • Consellería de Justicia y Administraciones Públicas de la Generalitat Valenciana
  • Fundación Pro-esport de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Servicio Andaluz de Empleo
  • Consejería de Comercio, Turismo y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Consell de Mallorca Institut Mallorquí d’Afers Socials
  • Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa (Fundación Kirolgi)
  • Instituto Aragonés de Empleo
  • Xunta de Galicia
  • Comite Olímpico Español

I

S

Labour integration programmes for

  • (Long-term) unemployed people
  • disabled people
  • People over 45 years
  • Single mothers
  • Athletes and ex-athletes
  • ILO, International Labour Organisation

I

S

Collaboration in PREJAL (Promócion del Empleo Juvenil en América Latina), an ILO project promoting employment for young disadvantaged people from Latin America

  • ‘También’ Foundation
  • ‘Deporte y Desafio’ Foundation
  • ‘La Caixa’ Foundation
  • Down’s Syndrome Foundation
  • 120 further local foundations and associations

I

Labour integration programmes for people with disabilities

  • FEFN, Spanish Federation of Large Families
  • Foundation More+ Family, for conciliation between family and job

S

Online training for the mothers of large families

Workshops and research reports in conciliation issues

  • University of Lérida
  • University of Castilla La Mancha
  • Polytechnic University of Madrid

I

Development of software to better accommodate the needs of people with disabilities at the workplace

  • Sustainability in Excellence Club

I

S

Studies and guides for implementation of corporate responsibility policies in companies

  • Universities of Barcelona, Cádiz, Huelva, Sevilla,
    Internacional de Catalunya Miguel Hernández de Elche

I

S

Programmes to improve the employability of students with disabilities

  • Gresol Foundation, a recognised platform for analysing and exchanging socio-economic opinions

Adecco Foundation rewards the category ”social commitments“ of Gaudí Gresol awards to recognise companies in Catalunya

  • European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Partnership on the European Day of People With Disabilities, 2010

  • UN Global Compact Association Spain

Collaboration in CSR issues, including annual Communication on Progress


Adecco Switzerland

  • ORIF – Intégration et formation professionelle

I

Collaboration in the French part of Switzerland, in 30 Adecco branches. The collaboration aims at the integration of people finding themselves in a disadvantaged situation (eg. accident, handicap, illness) in the first labour market.

  • University of Zurich, Institute of Sociology

Issuing and publishing the quarterly Adecco Swiss Job Market Index ASJMI, www.stellenmarktmonitor.ch

  • University of Zurich
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Adecco is main sponsor of their annual HR-Barometer study


Badenock & Clark UK

  • Disability Symbol - Positive about disabled people

I

Support for disabled people looking for jobs by connecting them with companies experienced in hiring, retaining and developing the abilities of disabled staff.


Adecco UK

  • Paralympics GB

I

S

Support this charity through career development programmes and fundraising initiatives.

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Help for Heroes

A variety of local fund-raising initiatives, such as sporting events, pub quizzes, coffee mornings, bake-offs, and monthly dress-down days


Adecco USA

  • Army Spouse Employment Partnership

I

Military Spouse Programme: ‘Career Connections’, helping military spouses find meaningful work opportunities

  • US Army Reserve

I

Army Reserve Employer Partnership: an initiative to recruit, train and put skilled Reservists to work while on inactive duty with the Army

  • NBDC – National Business and Disability Council
  • Abilities, Inc.
  • Just One Break, Inc.
  • ACLD – Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities

I

Enhancing the workplace for disabled workers

  • Women for Hire, a company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women

I

Participating in career fairs for women. This partnership has afforded Adecco to reach thousands of talented, diverse women

  • About 50 further partner organisations

I

S

Labour integration support for

  • African American and other minority professionals
  • professionals from the Emerging Markets
  • mature Workforce Professionals
  • disabled individuals
  • political refugees
  • women and other minority professionals
  • veterans and individuals with disabilities
  • latin professionals
  • Asian American Professionals

A chronological-historical overview of the development and impact of our activities, provided primarily for public benefit, is presented on pages 15–16 of our Corporate Responsibility Report 2008.