2012 Corporate Sustainability Report


ManpowerGroup’s tradition of responsibility to the communities we serve means that we conduct our business with respect and consideration for the environment. As a service organization, our operations are entirely office-based. Our environmental impact primarily takes the form of energy used in our offices, and business travel to deliver our services. Our environmental impact is small compared to that of manufacturing companies. Yet, even office-based businesses have the opportunity to impact the environment in a positive way—especially a business with offices in 80 countries and territories.

At ManpowerGroup, we take a practical approach to environmental responsibility. In 2011, we published the first draft of our global Environment, Health and Safety Management System (PDF) (EMS) based on ISO 14001 standards. The EMS outlines our environmental policy, and provides framework and guidance for our initiatives, most of which are realized at the local level in response to local and national needs.

Also in 2011, we began piloting an Enablon system to help us more systematically gather consistent environmental data across our key markets. We focused on quantitative data in three areas: energy consumption in our offices, carbon emissions from energy consumption and business travel, and recycling and waste management.

Learn about our local environmental initiatives

In 2012, we ranked 16th among 500 U.S. public companies on Newsweek’s Green Rankings (up from 26th in 2011), and remain number one in the professional services industry.

100% of electricity used by ManpowerGroup’s operations in Germany, Norway and Sweden is sourced from renewable sources, like wind and water.