ManpowerGroup Joins One Billion People in Celebrating Earth Day
World Leader in Innovative Workforce Solutions Committed to Environmental
Programs to Balance Profitability with Sustainability
MILWAUKEE, April 22, 2013
MILWAUKEE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions, is committed to supporting
environmental programs and reducing waste and energy usage as the world today
celebrates Earth Day, when people around the world acknowledge our planet and
the many actions taken to protect it.
"ManpowerGroup has a 65-year tradition of improving the vitality of the
communities we serve and we constantly strive to reduce our environmental
impact," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "Although
that environmental impact may be small relative to other industries, our
long-standing belief in doing good while we do well ensures it remains a major
consideration at our operations in 80 countries and territories. This is one
of the many ways that ManpowerGroup works to ensure the sustainability of the
ManpowerGroup continues to be recognized for its ongoing commitment to
environmental initiatives. For the fifth consecutive year in 2013, the company
has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for meeting globally recognized
corporate responsibility standards, including stringent environmental, social
and governance criteria. ManpowerGroup was also named to Newsweek magazine's
2012 Green Rankings for United States companies, ranking No.16 among 500 U.S.
public companies and No.1 in the professional services category.
Some of the ways ManpowerGroup operations worldwide are supporting
environmental programs that address community needs include:
oIn June, ManpowerGroup Austria will move its head office to a Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified building.
o100% of the energy consumed by operations in Germany, Norway and Sweden
comes from renewable sources such as wind and water.
oManpowerGroup Australia and New Zealand introduced an online candidate
registration system in 2012 that cut paper usage by half. Meanwhile,
performance reviews are now fully digital at ManpowerGroup Canada, saving
about 1,300 sheets of paper annually.
oRight Management's Green@Work project has implemented green practices in
over 140 offices across 33 countries, equating to almost 2,500 green
practices in three years.
oManpowerGroup Finland last year decreased paper consumption by 40%,
electricity usage by 5% and reduced overall travel, including a 10%
deduction in company car mileage.
oFor 10 consecutive years, ManpowerGroup Hong Kong has earned Caring
Company status for its environmental efforts, including reducing waste,
carbon emissions and water usage, installing energy efficient lighting and
air pollution control technologies, and serving a shark-fin free menu and
sustainable seafood for banquets and events.
oAt ManpowerGroup's world headquarters in Milwaukee, U.S., energy reduction
measures have saved nearly $230,000 since 2011, while the amount of paper
recycled increased from 57% to 63% last year.
ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN) is the world leader in innovative workforce
solutions that ensure the talent sustainability of the world's workforce for
the good of companies, communities, countries, and individuals themselves.
Specializing in solutions that help organizations achieve business agility and
workforce flexibility, ManpowerGroup leverages its 65 years of world of work
expertise to create the work models, design the people practices and access
the talent sources its clients need for the future. From staffing,
recruitment, workforce consulting, outsourcing and career management to
assessment, training and development, ManpowerGroup delivers the talent to
drive the innovation and productivity of organizations in a world where
talentism is the dominant economic system. Every day, ManpowerGroup connects
more than 630,000 people to work and builds their experience and employability
through its relationships with 400,000 clients across 80 countries and
territories. ManpowerGroup's suite of solutions is offered through
ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®.
ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the
third consecutive year in 2013, confirming our position as the most trusted
brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work
humanly possible at www.manpowergroup.com. Follow ManpowerGroup Chairman and
CEO Jeff Joerres on Twitter: Twitter.com/manpowergroupjj
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