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ManpowerGroup Recognized For Driving Socially Responsible Business Results

World Leader in Innovative Workforce Solutions Shares CSR Leadership Successes at 2011 Commit!Forum

PR Newswire
Sep 27, 2011

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, will detail how its acclaimed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission has evolved into a sophisticated global network of social change initiatives that effectively bolster the economic status of individuals and communities, during 2011 Commit!Forum, a conference series and executive summit, which is entitled "Good Business Makes The Difference," and taking place this week at the Javits Center in New York City.


ManpowerGroup's timeless commitment to pioneering solutions for the world of work has always emphasized best practices in social responsibility. ManpowerGroup has built an unmatched global network of solutions based on local expertise and amassed an unstoppable workforce due to its deep understanding of human potential.

"ManpowerGroup is being recognized as a leader of CSR best practices, because social responsibility has always been and remains at ManpowerGroup's operational core, modelling a critical mindset of continuous improvement and showing even sceptics how advancing CSR initiatives enables the integration of sustainability and profitability," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "As a business leader I am honored to share ManpowerGroup's successes with pioneering socially responsible change in the world of work."

Today at 2011 Commit!Forum, ManpowerGroup will be present at the following events:

Joerres will speak on an executive summit panel: "How CEOs See Corporate Responsibility Driving Economic Value," at the New York Stock Exchange with:

  • Larry Blanford, CEO, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext
  • John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights, a creator of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and former UN Assistant Secretary General

The panel will be moderated by: Charles Moore, Executive Director and Chairman of the Committee for Corporate Philanthropy (CECP).

Charles (Chuck) Bartels, ManpowerGroup Director for Global Social Responsibility and Knowledge Sharing, will participate on the panel entitled "Disclosure: Opportunity or Risk," by explaining how ManpowerGroup is applying the Global Responsibility Index framework to its CSR and Sustainability initiatives to improve their transparency to internal and external stakeholders and ensure they achieve their results.

His co-panelists include:

  • Lawrence Ballard, Partner, PwC - Sustainable Business Solutions
  • Margaret (Margie) P. Flynn, Principal and Co-Owner, BrownFlynn
  • Bahar Gidwani, CoFounder, CEO, CSRHUB LLC
  • Tracey Noe, Senior Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
  • Valerie Smith, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup

Joerres will then join a group of executives in ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

Joerres, a finalist for Commit!Forum's inaugural 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, will join ManpowerGroup colleagues at the event's awards dinner, which will feature ManpowerGroup's leadership in building capabilities in individuals and communities with high- impact and evolving CSR initiatives.

"By partnering with a range of exceptional public and private organizations that protect basic human and environmental rights and/or work to improve the employability of individuals, ManpowerGroup has been able to apply its proprietary workforce solutions and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics in some of the most dire situations seen in our lifetime," Bartels added.

About ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup™ (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over 60 years of experience, our $22 billion company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains the world's largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. By connecting our deep understanding of human potential to the ambitions of clients, ManpowerGroup helps the organizations and individuals we serve achieve more than they imagined – because their success leads to our success. And by creating these powerful connections, we create power that drives organizations forward, accelerates personal success and builds more sustainable communities. We help power the world of work. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup™ Solutions, Manpower®, Experis™ and Right Management®. Learn more about how the ManpowerGroup can help you win in the Human Age at

ManpowerGroup is the most trusted brand in the industry, being the only company in our industry to be named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2011 World's Most Ethical Companies list for our proven commitment to ethical business practices, including an outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility. In addition, ManpowerGroup has also been recognized as the industry leader by Fortune magazine, who named the company in first place on its 2011 list of the Most Admired Companies in the temporary help sector.

In January 2011, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, ManpowerGroup announced the world has entered the Human Age, where talent has replaced capital as the key competitive differentiator. Learn more about this new age at

Gain access to ManpowerGroup's extensive thought leadership papers, annual Talent Shortage surveys and the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, one of the most trusted indices of employment activity in the world, via the ManpowerGroup World of Work Insight iPad application. This thought leadership app explores the challenges faced by employers navigating the changing world of work and provides in-depth commentary, analysis, insight and advice on strategies for success.

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