Manpower's social commitment is not limited to Switzerland. ManpowerGroup is extremely committed to helping international organizations with major projects. As a company, we base our social responsibility on four pillars:
1. Combating human trafficking
2. Reaching out to refugees
3. Workforce development
4. Disaster recovery
Human trafficking is the insidious manifestation of modern-day slavery. At any given time, an estimated 12.3 million people are victimized by circumstances leading to forced labor or sexual servitude. Human trafficking is currently classed as the third most serious offence on the planet after arms and drugs trafficking and takes place in every country, all over the world. Manpower is also involved in the "End Human Trafficking Now!" campaign, which was launched as part of the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement (SMWIPM).
Find out more : http://endhtnow.com/
Manpower is working closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its ninemillion.org campaign to provide education to the nine million refugee children who are exiled in refugee camps worldwide. Most of these children are denied access to adequate schooling that provides the skills they will need when they are eventually repatriated. Nike and Microsoft are also among the founders of the ninemillion.org initiative.
In addition, as a partner of the agencies of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) throughout the world, Manpower has developed programs to help adult refugees enter employment and training so that they may create a better future for themselves when they finally return to their home country or settle elsewhere. This initiative represents an important step on the road to the integration of refugees into the global labor market and an attempt to address the shortfall in skilled labor.
Find out more : www.ninemillion.org
Around the world, Manpower – with its network of 4,500 subsidiaries in 80 countries – is playing an active role in workforce development. Manpower functions as a bridge between employment opportunities and those seeking work. Manpower develops programs in collaboration with governments, organizations and associations so that those who would otherwise not have access to professional training are able to find work.
Each year, natural disasters turn hundreds of thousands of lives upside down. Beyond the loss of life and property, these disasters also result in the loss of jobs and careers, leading to huge financial consequences. Manpower's disaster recovery initiatives include providing short-term placements for individuals whose place of employment has been damaged or destroyed. These initiatives are also aimed at helping survivors develop new career paths when disasters eliminate the possibility of returning to their former line of work.
More on the initiatives undertaken by ManpowerGroup with regard to social responsibility :
Read the company's social responsibility report