CSR Communication on Progress 2013/2014

External acknowledgements on our sustainability performance

Adecco becomes Industry Group Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices
In 2013, Adecco S.A. received confirmation of its continued inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and Europe Indices. In addition, Adecco S.A. has been recognised as the Leader in the Commercial & Professional Services Industry Group by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in collaboration with RobecoSAM. Adecco was benchmarked against the largest companies worldwide undergoing an in-depth analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social practices. This includes innovation or supply chain management, climate strategy and stakeholder engagement, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities. RobecoSAM invites over 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.
Read more about RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices on the DJSI annual review 2013 website.

Adecco S.A. has received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance
RobecoSAM published its Sustainability Yearbook 2014. As one of the top-scoring companies in our industry, Adecco S.A. has qualified for inclusion in the 2014 Sustainability Yearbook and has received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance.
Sustainability Yearbook website

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 2013: Adecco improved its disclosure score to 76 (CDP Supply Chain average 49) and was placed in performance category Band D (CDP Supply Chain average C).

EcoVadis – Gold ratings
The Adecco Group and Groupe Adecco France were both given a gold rating in the EcoVadis 2013 assessment which indicates our ‘Advanced’ CSR engagement. The EcoVadis methodology framework assesses companies’ policies and measures as well as the reporting published on the environment, labour practices & human rights, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. The assessment conducted by CSR experts is made on the basis of the company’s responses and supporting documents to a survey which is dynamically adapted to country, sector and size, as well as public and stakeholder (NGOs, trade unions, press) information publicly available.

Interbrand rating 2014 – Adecco scores high
The Adecco Group was ranked 12th amongst the top 50 strongest Swiss Brands in the 2014 Interbrand ranking. The brand strength helps provide insights about a brand’s ability to create loyalty. Companies have been ranked against ten internal and external brand strength factors. The main components of brand value are determined through: financial analysis, the role of the brand and the brand strength.
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