We are serious about our commitments and hold ourselves accountable for our progress towards our goals and commitments.

We remain committed to continuously strengthening what we measure and disclose in line with evolving expectations and regulation and in conversation with key stakeholders.

Measuring our progress


To chart a clear path forward and ensure continued progress towards our goals, for each sustainability goal we have identified the most immediate drivers that will help determine success. For each such metric, we have set short-term (one year) and medium-term (2025) targets. In select cases we have also confirmed long-term (2030) targets (i.e. number of people up/reskilled, gender parity and carbon reductions), in line with public commitments. This data is consolidated in our ESG Scorecard. Most of these metrics are also reflected in the Group, Global Business Unit and/or Group Function Scorecards, allocating responsibility for implementation at source and underscoring our integrated approach to addressing ESG-related issues. Given the sensitive nature of some of these targets, particularly those that pertain to our core business, the ESG Scorecard as such is not publicly available.


To ensure an additional layer of accountability for key priorities, the compensation framework for Executive Committee members also contains performance objectives that are related to select ESG measures of the Group, in addition to the core financial, strategic and functional goals. Please see the latest Remuneration Report within the Group’s Annual Report below for more details.


We also benchmark our performance through external ratings and indices such as EcoVadis, Sustainalytics, CDP or FTSE4Good.

Reporting on our progress

At the Adecco Group, we have a long-standing commitment to reporting on our progress, demonstrating how we contribute towards creating more prosperous, fulfilled societies and a more sustainable relationship with our planet.

We have published a stand-alone Sustainability Report since 2008 and have included relevant elements into the Annual Report ever since. This builds on the recognition that companies that hold themselves accountable to their stakeholders and increase transparency will be more viable – and valuable – in the long-term. To reflect our integrated approach to sustainability and holistic understanding of stakeholder value creation, since the 2019 Annual Report we have folded the Sustainability Report completely into the Annual Report.

We have also published our first Tax Transparency report, which explains our tax principles and actions to remain tax compliant in the markets we operate in. It also states our tax contributions to the economies of our markets worldwide; approximately half of all payments are payroll and social security taxes.



Position papers and key publications


We enable millions of careers every year. This provides us with unique access to and understanding of the world of work, the labour markets both locally and globally, and related topics. It is our ambition to use this deep market expertise and these unique insights to guide public, private and social sectors on the future of work, and the challenges associated with it. To find long-term, sustainable solutions, we need to engage in open, constructive discussions and be transparent about our views.


The following provides a selection of position papers and recent publications on key issues around three crucial topics: the New World of Work, Employability & Skills, and the Regulatory Framework.


The New World of Work:



Employability & Skills:



Regulatory Framework: