Company Score

Industry Professional Services
Country Switzerland
Year Added 2018
Impact Ratings 621
Impact Notes 15
SDG Covered 6 out of 17

With its head office in Zurich, Switzerland, The Adecco Group is the world's largest Human Resources provider. They operate in over 60 countries with 5,200 branches and approximately 34,000 full-time equivalent employees.
The Adecco Group offer a variety of services that include permanent placement, temporary staffing and talent development. They have over 100,000 clients and 700,000 people are on assignment with them on a daily basis.

Read about Adecco and its impact below.

Impact notes

Reduced Inequalities

Adecco "believes in talent, not labels" but continues discriminatory hiring practices for 20+ years

Profile heet.ghodasara
Icon time Wed Apr 21st, 2021 at 7:58am

Around the world, approximately 70% of people have faced inequality threatening their scope of opportunities and growth, thus leaving them at an economic disadvantage, forcing them to commit crimes with a destroyed sense of fulfillment1;p1. Globally, two in 10 people have personally experienced discrimination on at least one of the grounds established by human rights law1;p1

Decent work and Economic Growth

Adecco Group promoted unpaid overtime, wage theft, and zero-hour contracts in 2019-20

Profile Arpan Arora
Icon time Tue Apr 13th, 2021 at 1:22pm

Globally, an estimated 20-30 million people suffer from modern slavery1.The modern-day slaves are exploited by employers through forced labor and are paid either meager wages or none at all2. According to the International Labour Organisation, three out of every 1000 people worldwide are victims of forced labour3. Forced labor generates annual profits of 150 billion dollars4. Around 16 million out of the 24.9 million people in forced labor are in the private sector globally5

Good Health and Well-being

Adecco's stakeholders record their own physical activities as a way to promote healthier lifestyles and raise charitable donations.

Profile rabbitt
Icon time Wed Jun 24th, 2020 at 8:51am

A Loughborough University study shows that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for diseases. It states that office workers spend up to 75% of their time sitting down.1p4 To address this, workplace physical activity programmes have been specifically designed to promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles.2 However, any form of physical movement is beneficial and the advice is to discover physical activities that are enjoyable and that suit the individual’s mobility and fitness.3p45

No Poverty

People’s employability is enhanced by Adecco through their training and coaching programs

Profile mq_amit
Icon time Mon Apr 27th, 2020 at 5:32am

At the end of 2019, 4.9% of the world's population were unemployed and the number was 11.8% for people between the age group of 14 to 24 years 1p19.

Decent work and Economic Growth

Adecco ranked as a second great place to work in Europe

Profile Srudhi
Icon time Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 5:35pm

Employees who genuinely enjoy their work are more productive, happier, and more successful. And it increases self-confidence and inspires greater performance and greater success for both employee and employer.