Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/2013

External acknowledgements on our sustainability performance

Adecco added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).  In 2012, the DJSI, in cooperation with Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), recognised the Adecco Group as one of the sustainability leaders in the Industrial Goods and Services
sector. Adecco was benchmarked against almost 1,500 of the largest companies worldwide. The assessment consists of an in-depth analysis of the companies’ performance across economic, environmental and social criteria such as corporate governance, environmental risks and stakeholder relations. [1]

The Adecco Group is included in the following sustainable investment indices, which select constituents by assessing environmental, social and governance criteria (further information at

Other ratings we have received:

Enhanced rating in the Carbon Disclose Project (CDP):
Adecco’s efforts in measuring and reporting its greenhouse gas emissions were acknowldegded in CDP’s evaluations 2012: Adecco improved its disclosure score to 62 and was placed in performance category Band E.

BILANZ magazine CSR rating 2013 – Adecco scores high:
The business magazine ‘BILANZ’ in cooperation with Inrate, an independent sustainability rating agency based in Switzerland, rated 30 companies of the Swiss Market Index (SMI) and Swiss Leadership Index (SLI) comparing them against 1,800 international companies from the same sector. As a basis for the rating, 100 criteria were defined and the ratings went from -6 to (least) to +6 (best). Adecco reached grade +5 and B+ and came in the top 5.


[1]Source: Press release from Adecco