ManpowerGroup Supports UN Sustainable Development Goals and Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Sustainability Plan
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: MAN) – ManpowerGroup today kicks off global Sustainability Week across 80 countries celebrating the first anniversary of its Sustainability Plan. The plan supports four of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - 4, 5, 8 and 10 - contributing to making progress in education, decent work, gender equality and inclusive growth. ManpowerGroup's new Work to Change the World sustainability website showcases what companies and individuals can do to get ready for work, upskill to remain employable and create inclusive workplaces.
"As global leaders come together in New York to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals: and how to transform our world, now is the time to reflect and to act upon the transformative impact skills, work and jobs have on individuals, families and communities," said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO. "This work is a marathon not a sprint. Enabling all people to develop the skills they need for meaningful and sustainable employment is core to our business and critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I'm proud of the commitment and dedication of all our teams around the world to help deliver against these ambitious targets every day."
ManpowerGroup's programs are guided by a clear purpose built on a 70 year heritage - that meaningful and sustainable work has the power to change the world. In Europe, ManpowerGroup nurtures learnability and builds employability for thousands of young people in partnership with Junior Achievement. In Italy, people from declining industries are learning new skills to become advanced motorsport technicians for Formula One. And in the U.S., ManpowerGroup reskills veterans for good jobs in advanced manufacturing in partnership with Rockwell Automation. Examples of how ManpowerGroup is upskilling people for in-demand roles in France, China, Italy and India are also featured as best practice in the World Economic Forum report: Accelerating Workforce Reskilling for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
To find out more about ManpowerGroup's commitment to Doing Well by Doing Good visit ManpowerGroup's new Work to Change the World sustainability website which includes stories, videos, and first person accounts of sustainability in action from the U.S, Australia, India, Italy and elsewhere.
About ManpowerGroupManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for over 400,000 clients and connect 3+ million people to meaningful, sustainable work across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across 80 countries and territories and has done so for nearly 70 years. In 2017, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the seventh consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup is powering the future of work:www.manpowergroup.com