ManpowerGroup Sustainability

Since the creation of ManpowerGroup in 1948 in the United States and the launch of our activities in Belgium in 1972, corporate social responsibility has always been part of the DNA of our company, driven by our values ‘People, Knowledge, Innovation‘, which bring together all ManpowerGroup employees around the world.

Our vision

We believe meaningful, sustainable employment has the power to change the world. More than 70 years ago, our business was founded on the principle of ‘Doing Well by Doing Good’ – delivering a profit to our shareholders while contributing to society. Fast forward to today and this dual purpose still holds true. We believe meaningful, sustainable employment has the power to change the world. Discover our CSR & sustainable strategy on our global website http://www.manpowergroup.com/sustainability

 

We’re committed to helping transform the world  #SDG

In 2015 the United Nations set the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Included are 17 goals to improve the lives of people everywhere and protect the world we live in. These goals represent our culture. It was important for us to accept the challenge they represent and lead their implementation.

We’re committed to making a difference in the areas we impact the most. That’s why we’re clear about the five specific UN Sustainable Development Goals we support :  4 (Quality education), 5 (Gender equality), 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and 10 (Reduced inequalities). In a context where climate and environmental issues are more and more crucial, we also support the SDG 13 (Climate Action).

 

Four pillars for Sustainable Employment

We believe meaningful, sustainable employment has the power to change the world.

Our Sustainability Plan is built around learnability and employability: how we help people nurture the desire and ability to develop in-demand skills to be employable for the long-term.

Ready for Work

Creating opportunities that help tomorrow’s talent develop the skills they need before they enter the labor market.​

Skilling Up

Providing opportunities for people to acquire new skills and adapt to this fast-changing world of work.

Integrating & Including

Nurturing diversity and providing opportunities for all people to participate in the workplace and achieve their potential.

Climate Action​

Reducing our environmental impact and shifting toward low-carbon economy​.

 

Our CSR policies

From governance and social media to the environment, safety and well-being or training: corporate social responsibility plays a major role in all aspects and areas of our business. Discover the ManpowerGroup Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our various international ethical charters and guidelines.

ManpowerGroup BeLux has also developed various CSR policies and commitments in the field of sustainability. Here is an overview.

  • CSR & sustainable development policy
    “Doing Well By Doing Good.”
    PDF : Click here.
  • Safety and well-being policy
    “Safety, health and well-being concerns everyone.”
    PDF : Click here.
  • Non-discrimination / diversity policy
    “The strength of a group lies in the differences, not in the similarities.”
    PDF :  Click here.
  • Policy to fight against all forms of modern slavery
    “Forbid all relations with actors involved directly or indirectly with slavery.”
    PDF :  Click here.
  • Environmental policy
    “We practice our profession with respect for the environment. An economy that neglects the natural balances on which it depends, jeopardizes everyone’s employment.”
    PDF : Click here.
  • Social dialogue policy
    “We are convinced that maintaining a healthy social climate is essential to ensure a healthy economic climate.”
    PDF : Click here.

Sustainability Report

Our CSR & sustainability report presents how we have implemented our ‘sustainable values’: Human resources & culture, Safety, health and well-being, Ethics, Human rights, Environment, Supply chains and purchasing. It shows how we have implemented in Belgium the three pillars of our sustainability plan:

CSR & Sustainability PlanManpowerGroup BelgiumManpowerGroup Global

EcoVadis Certification

Since 2017, ManpowerGroup BeLux has achieved a Gold CSR & sustainability rating on EcoVadis’s environmental, social and ethical supplier performance assessment, since 2017. EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.

The objective of the EcoVadis methodology is to measure the quality of a  company’s sustainability management system through its policies, actions and results.  The assessment focuses on 21 sustainability criteria that are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. These criteria are based on international sustainability standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the ISO 26000 standard, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The global average of companies rated by EcoVadis is 42. With a score of 70, ManpowerGroup Belux is significantly above average. We are among the top 5% of the world’s top-rated companies and the top 2% of human resources companies.

More information : ManpowerGroup Knowledge Center
Results : ManpowerGroup BeLux EcoVadis Scorecard

 

Manpower says no to discrimination. Manpower says yes to diversity.

Diversity is part of ManpowerGroup’s DNA. We want to fight against all forms of discrimination and work with all stakeholders to create a job market where everyone can find their place. In 2020, we obtained the diversity label of the Brussels-Capital Region. This prize rewards companies that take concrete action to promote diversity.

More information: ManpowerGroup Knowledge Center

 

 

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