Sustainability

Since our foundation in 1960, we have developed our business so it can contribute to a world in which people can follow their hearts. We have achieved further enhancement and expanded both our influence on society and our responsibility as a corporate citizen. 

Our sustainability policy

Seeking a sustainable world of plenty, we contribute to society through all of our corporate activities. To do this, we take a long-term view in addressing social issues, committing ourselves to three guiding principles and five core themes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Promoting businesses that contribute positively to society
  • Meeting global stakeholders' expectations
  • Fulfilling our responsibilities as a global citizen

Five Material Matters

In order to realize our corporate mission of creating a prosperous society in which each individual flourishes, we have established the following five core themes for our sustainability activities.

1. Inspire new ways of working

What does work mean to us? How can we work better? Since our foundation we have been constantly asking these questions.

We will continue to evolve new ways of working to find paths for individuals to achieve their aspirations. Maximising human talent is our core business.

2. Close the opportunity gap

We believe that the more people are free to pursue their passions, the better the future becomes. Closing the opportunity gap is a key factor for this. We have matched countless people and businesses in ways that have not been done before, and will continue to do so.

We want to be an innovative, accessible and attractive employer for all our talents – both our own staff and flex workers. An employer that provides a platform for them to maximize their unique talent.

3. Celebrate diversity and inclusion

We celebrate diversity in nationality, race, religion, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity, and more.

We respect and capitalize on each other's differences to promote creativity in the world.

Our aim is to achieve a diverse composition of employees within every level of the organisation, focusing on aspects such as gender and age, as well as on people with an (occupational) limitation or people who are otherwise further removed from the job market.

4. Respect human rights

Our vision, ‘a world where people can follow their hearts’ starts from respecting human rights. We follow Recruit Holdings Human Rights Policy and Code of Ethics to respect the rights of our diverse stakeholders.

We implement training focusing on human rights relating to the products and services of each Recruit Global Staffing company based on compliance education conducted across our network.

5. Conserve the environment

We all have a common responsibility for the global environment. We strive to reduce our negative impact on the environment by addressing climate change, resource preservation and biodiversity conservation. We aim to enlighten society with our environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Our branches use office space and we often travel. This causes CO₂ emissions. We believe it is our responsibility to take measures to minimize these emissions. We have set up a CO₂ reduction plan for this purpose. In the past few years we have progressively lowered our CO₂ emissions.

Sustainable Development Goals

We will pursue the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are associated with our five material matters, to contribute to global sustainability.

The SDGs that correspond to the critical issues identified by materiality analysis are as shown below. As can be seen from the focus themes, we consider human rights a crucial issue, recognizing it as being at the root of all SDGs.

SDG 1 No poverty

No poverty

SDG 4 Quality Education

Quality Education

SDG 5 Gender Equality

Gender equality

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

Decent work and Economic growth

SDG 10 Reduced inequalities

Reduced inequalities

SDG 13 Climate action

Climate action