Global Goals, Challenge Accepted: ManpowerGroup Supports UN Sustainable Development Goals and Celebrates Doing Well by Doing Good Around the World
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) today reinforces its support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The four goals where ManpowerGroup is making the most impact are those in and around the world of work including Quality Education (Goal 4), Gender Equality (Goal 5), Decent Work (Goal 8) and Economic Growth and Reduced Inequality (Goal 10).
In communities across the globe, ManpowerGroup helps people get ready for work, upskill and reskill for sustainable careers, and build integrated and inclusive workplaces. To celebrate the second anniversary of their Sustainability Plan and progress towards the #GlobalGoals, ManpowerGroup today launches its Work to Change the World sustainability website and new film Challenge Accepted. This showcases the company's sustainability impact and brings to life their belief that meaningful and sustainable work has the power to change the world.
"Collectively committing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals gives businesses, NGOs and policy makers the opportunity and responsibility to tackle the most pressing issues impacting the world today," said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO. "In a rapidly changing world of work, we're passionate about giving everybody the opportunity to learn the in-demand skills employers will need today and tomorrow. We know helping people upskill and reskill to achieve their potential is where we have the most impact. That's why from India to the U.S., we're partnering with educators and employers to help people learn new skills, develop their careers and stay employable for the long term."
In the Netherlands and Belgium, ManpowerGroup's Technical and Logistics Academies upskill workers to become certified technicians in the electronics and hydraulics industries or drivers, some of the most in-demand roles in Europe. In Argentina, accelerated training opportunities are targeted to disadvantaged groups. The program builds bridges between local companies and people with a broad spectrum of disabilities and has helped thousands of people upskill and find meaningful, sustainable work. In the U.S., ManpowerGroup is helping young people build the soft skills we know employers value by giving high school students the opportunity for meaningful, real-world experience.
To find out more about ManpowerGroup's commitment to Doing Well by Doing Good visit ManpowerGroup's Work to Change the World sustainability website which includes stories, videos, and first-person accounts of sustainability in action from around the world.
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