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Society

SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmes

More than 90% [*] of our operations run local community engagement programmes, usually public-private partnerships on labour integration. See overview of selected operations and programmes under EC8.

SO2 Business units analysed for risks related to corruption

The company’s internal auditors seek to proactively identify risks and evaluate controls, encompassing all business units. Fraud is always a consideration when conducting the annual risk assessments or when reviewing control procedures each year. The risk area related to corruption is included as part of any fraud analysis.

SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption

The Group is committed to complying with all anti-corruption laws to ensure that our global business operations are carried out lawfully and honestly, and are free of the influence of corruption. Adecco Group’s employees are advised that a report must be made if they know of, suspect, or think there is the potential for, a violation of the law, including incidents of corruption. To date, we are not aware of any incidents of corruption.

SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying

We count governments among our most important stakeholders. To this end, we are a member of Ciett and Eurociett, the Confederations of Private Employment Agencies, and an authoritative voice representing the interests of agency work businesses.

SO6 Financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions

Our Code of Conduct does not allow us to make any such contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions (see above SO5), and we are not aware of any such contribution made.

SO7 Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, antitrust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes

The Adecco Group reached a settlement with the French Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence) to close the proceedings regarding restrictive competition practices. The case goes back to 2004, when the authorities started investigating the Adecco Group France and certain of its competitors.

 

[*]Reference basis: total Adecco Group revenues. The country operations, which run such programmes, represent more than 90% of total Group revenues.