World Leader in Innovative Workforce Solutions Is Only Company in Its Industry To Hold Prestigious Ranking
MILWAUKEE (16 March 2012) – ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, was today named to the Ethisphere Institute’s 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies list for its proven commitment to ethical leadership, compliance, corporate social responsibility and business practices at large. This marks the second consecutive year that ManpowerGroup has been named to this prestigious list, and was once again the only company in its industry recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
“This recognition means a great deal to ManpowerGroup’s people because we take tremendous pride in doing good while doing well — leveraging our core capabilities to create innovative solutions to challenges that are right for the world around us and for our business,” said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. “Being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is the result of our 30,000 colleagues around the world collaborating to unleash human potential every day.”
One year since ManpowerGroup’s announcement that the world has entered the transformational new ecosystem of the Human Age, complex forces in the world continue to evolve the new era. Businesses must be agile enough to adapt to the ever-changing environment to effectively operate in a profitable and sustainable way while working to accommodate the demands of an increasingly transparent world. Clients, employees, communities and society demand integration of ethical standards into daily operations.
More than ever, ethical performance is also seen as a key driver of employee engagement — essential for an organization to succeed in the Human Age. Building a solid ethical environment is a competitive advantage as this allows organizations to attract and retain the hard-to-find talent they need to tackle the complexities inherent in the new ecosystem.
“Organizations should demonstrate commitment to satisfying in-demand workers, who wield more choice than ever before, that their values are aligned in a way that is effective and productive, and sensitive to the communities in which they operate,” added Joerres. “This month would have marked the 100th birthday of ManpowerGroup’s
co-founder, Elmer Winter. We remain true to Elmer’s mission: to do good while doing well and connect people with the dignity of work.”
“Each year the competition for World’s Most Ethical Companies intensifies as the number of nominations submitted for consideration grows,” said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of Ethisphere. “This year’s winners know that a strong ethics program is a key component to a successful business model, and they continue to scrutinize their ethical standards to keep up with an ever-changing regulatory environment.”
The Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, highlighted organizations that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards, translating words into action, introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public and compelling their competitors to follow suit. View the complete list of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies at http://ethisphere.com/wme.