Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/2013

Report parameters

3.5  Process for defining report content
In addition to the following all core and additional performance indicators published in version G3.1 of the GRI Guidelines, we focus on areas which are relevant to our stakeholders and material for our HR services business, as presented in the charts on pages 11 and 12.

3.6–3.7  Boundaries of the report and specific limitations on the scope of the report
This CSR Report has been compiled following the G3.1 GRI Guidelines. In line with the Adecco Group’s core business, this report focuses on economic, social-economic and environmental performance indicators. Where possible, we provide information and data for the whole Adecco Group. Where required, we indicate the coverage of the data presented.

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 CSR Reports. Where appropriate, we comment on data presented in previous reporting periods.

3.9  Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations
Data for the report were collected from the Adecco Group’s country organisations, and consolidated and checked at Group level. Economic data have been copied from the audited Annual Reports 2011 and 2012. 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 CSR Reports.

3.11  Significant changes from previous years in the measurement methods
In our environmental reporting, greenhouse gas emission calculations improved for to the following three reasons:
1. Our data basis increased substantially. 2. We managed to collect more precise activity data, in particular regarding our business cars: For 2012, the data basis of 47% has been split: 12.54% (activity data: ‘km driven’) and 34.6% (‘activity data’: actual petrol consumption). This is much more accurate compared to 2011 where we had a data basis of 16.15% (only activity data: ‘km driven’). 3. For 2012, we applied updated emission factors for scope 2 and 3 emissions from electricity. This led to a 9% higher Scope 2 result (on average per kWh). The updated factors for Scope 3 emissions led on average to a 38% lower result (per kWh) compared to 2010 and 2011. More details are provided in the environmental reporting section, pages 43–45.

There are no other significant changes from the previous years in terms of measurement methods used.