Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2010

Report parameters

3.5 Process for defining report content

Apart from following all core and additional performance indicators published in Version G3.1 of the GRI Guidelines, we concentrate on areas which are relevant to our stakeholders and material for our HR services business, as presented in the charts on pages 16–18. We decided in 2010 to aggregate and consolidate on a group level environmental reporting with ‘myclimate’.

3.6–3.7 Boundaries of the report and specific limitations on the scope of the report

This CSR Report has been prepared following the G3.1 GRI Guidelines. In line with the Adecco Group’s core business, this report focuses mainly on social and economic performance indicators, however, environmental indicators are also covered. Where possible, we provide information and data for the whole Adecco Group. Where necessary, we indicate how representative our figures are.

3.8 Comparability from period to period

There were no fundamental changes in our business that would significantly affect the comparability of the data with our previous reports.

3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations

Data for the report were collected from the Adecco Group’s subsidiaries, and consolidated and checked at Group level. Economic data have been copied from the audited Annual Report for 2009 and 2010. In the event of any divergence, the figures published in the Annual Report prevail.

3.10 Explanation of the effect of any restatement of information

There were no developments within our business that would require any restatement of information provided in our previous Sustainability Reports.

3.11 Significant changes from previous years in the measurement methods

Since we introduced this time a new and much more comprehensive environmental reporting method (myclimate Performance Management System), there is only a limited comparability of environmental data from this period to the ones before.

Apart from this, there are no significant changes from the previous years in the measurement methods used. We also allow comparability with the previous year’s performance indicators by providing that year’s figures, but based on the new measurement method.