Our corporate social responsibility

Everyone talks about it, we act

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires us to foster qualitative, sustainable relationships with our employees, clients, suppliers and the community as a whole. This is demonstrated through ethical, ecological and social principles and forms part of our daily activities.

Manpower's corporate social responsibility depends on three core components:  "People" – we show an interest in people, "Knowledge" – we share our knowledge, "Innovation" – we are not scared to be innovative.

As a player on the job market, our first goal is to find jobs for candidates on whom we can rely and to help them integrate into the job market. In collaboration with its partners, Manpower has developed tests and pre-training programs to enable hundreds of people each year to re-enter the job market and find paid work.

ManpowerGroup has always had a code of ethics. Every year, each of our employees takes part in training specifically relating to ethics and the code of practice applicable to their everyday work. In addition, we support major institutions and initiatives that reinforce our social commitment. ManpowerGroup is thus acknowledged as one of the most ethical companies in the world.

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Logo AdvanceManpower is a member of Advance, an association and a network that takes specific measures to increase the share of women in leading positions in Switzerland.

"We are convinced that success and professional achievements are the result of skills and abilities.

Equal opportunities for women and men on the labour market are essential. At a time when the market needs talented workers, companies need to adapt, be flexible and support new ways of working that promote effectiveness and combat prejudice.

This is our commitment day on day." Leif Agnéus - External Relations & Public Affairs Director - Manpower Suisse


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ManpowerGroup has been included in the Ethisphere Institute’s 2023 rankings, being recognised for the 14th consecutive year. The Ethisphere Institute, an independent US think tank, produces a list of the most ethical companies based on an analysis of best ethical practice, reputation, social responsibility, and brand interaction in line with the expectations of clients and suppliers.  

More information: “Most Ethical Companies 2023” ranking


ManpowerGroup has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level – the highest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating available - for ethical and responsible employment and business practices, sustainable procurement and environmental management.

The average score across companies assessed by EcoVadis is 42.4 - ManpowerGroup U.S. scored well above the average at 64. There are now 12 ManpowerGroup countries worldwide to achieve EcoVadis Gold and Silver ratings.

In order to certify CSR performance, EcoVadis, the world leader in the evaluation of supplier sustainability, takes an evidence-based approach usings 21 indicators aligned to international standards including the United Nations Global Compact Principles, International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, Global Reporting Initiative standards, the ISO 26000 standard, the CERES Roadmap, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Manpower Switzerland and its clients promote the employability of people receiving invalidity insurance benefits

Peter Unternährer, Regional Director Bern, Member of the General Management and Head of the project at Manpower.
“Together with our clients, we can turn this guiding principle into reality and make a great contribution to some of our less able fellow citizens. The bond of trust between Manpower, our clients and the candidates is absolutely essential. True success cannot be achieved without it.”

Since early 2013, Manpower has been a partner in the “employee leasing” pilot project run by the Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO), which aims to promote the employability of people receiving invalidity insurance benefits.

As a candidate you will have the chance to prove your abilities and motivation to yourself as well as gaining further work experience and references with a view to a permanent contract.

As a company, you will take on people receiving invalidity insurance benefits for an extended trial period without being committed to these individuals. Manpower assumes all the employer’s responsibilities and the IV scheme pays the administrative costs and any placement fees if you subsequently take on the employee long-term. You can choose from three types of employee leasing:

Try and hire: you take on the candidates on a temporary basis for an extended period and can decide at any time to hire them permanently.

Payrolling: we take on the candidates on a permanent contract and hire out their services to you as a consultant.

Permanent placement: you entrust us with open positions where the permanent placement of candidates receiving invalidity insurance benefits is an option for your company.

Many businesses have already taken advantage of the FSIO’s “employee leasing” scheme from the FSIO and have been pleased to have found such able and highly motivated employees.

Would you like to take on disabled candidates for a trial period through Manpower at no risk and no extra costs compared with standard recruitment? Contact us!

“Yes – we do! The Federal Office for Migration takes its social responsibility seriously and is promoting the integration of people with disabilities. In this regard, we found out about the ‘employee leasing’ project launched by the Federal Social Insurance Office. The project aims to give people receiving invalidity insurance benefits better prospects. Manpower is involved in the project and is working to realise its guiding principle: ‘integration instead of benefits’. The Federal Office for Migration launched its first-ever specific recruitment programme last year through Manpower and, after conducting several interviews, chose Mustafa. The appointment owed much to the support of the General Secretariat of the Federal Department for Justice and Police and the Counselling Service for Federal Personnel. Our experience with Mustafa has been nothing but positive so far, and we are pleased that he has settled into his new working environment and team so quickly. The Federal Office for Migration will continue to work towards integrating people with disabilities into the workplace.” Carmine Andreotti, Chief Directorate Staff Office, Federal Office for Migration.

Mustafa Muhammadamin, temporary member of staff at the Swiss Federal Office for Migration.
“My employer’s flexibility, openness and tolerance have made it possible for me to have this job.”