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social responsibility

our philosophy

The simultaneous promotion of all interest has been one of Randstad’s core values since the company was founded over 50 years ago. Randstad Engineering has imbedded this philosophy into the DNA of our organization. Our core values inspire us to conduct our activities, both inside and outside the corporate environment, in a sustainable manner. Since the formulation of our core values, we have aspired to grow sustainably: to safeguard the business and its long term viability, while taking the interests of all stakeholders into account, and making our business increasingly relevant to all parties involved. Over the course of 2011, and based on a dialogue with multiple stakeholders, we developed a vision for the way we will approach sustainability towards 2020. This vision is captured in a framework .

Our role in society
We strive to shape the world of work. And as one of the global leaders of the industry, we play a key role in contributing to the simultaneous promotion of all interests, social and economic growth, and the general well-being of societies around the world.

To achieve this, we need to continue developing staffing and other HR services markets according to the highest standards of fairness, integrity and social responsibility, while seeking out opportunities to apply our knowledge of the world of work wherever we can make a meaningful difference. The implications of sustainable behavior differ by industry. We believe that our industry has a specific opportunity to act with a social ambition in mind. However, our newly developed framework is also designed to remind us that we need to pay the right amount of attention to those sustainability aspects that are common to all businesses. The illustration below highlights how the framework forms an integral part of our strategy, and how we view our specific stakeholders and sustainability.
 

Ambitions and key performance indicators
Our new framework sets the direction for our ambitions. It reflects our activities from the perspective of our clients, candidates, employees, shareholders, and society and employment markets. It displays our vision heading towards 2020, and identifies the key drivers needed to make this vision come to life. This structure will help us drive the agenda and communicate our sustainability objectives, both internally and externally. It also translates these into specific company-wide programs, now and in the future. 

Like our parent company, Randstad Engineering is committed to improving the quality of life and enhancing the vitality of the communities in which we operate. Through our Community Outreach Programs, we provide support to causes reflecting employee and community interests by the means of employee volunteer efforts, corporate initiatives, and monetary donations.

organizations we have aligned with

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Its volunteer-delivered, K–12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. Junior Achievement impacts 4 million U.S. students in more than 173,000 classrooms. With the help of 171,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.

For more information on Junior Achievement, go to www.ja.org.


March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a National Organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The organization carries out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.

For more information on the March of Dimes, go to www.marchofdimes.com.


International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)
Rett syndrome is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects females almost exclusively. Loss of muscle tone is usually the first symptom, but other early symptoms may include problems crawling or walking and diminished eye contact. As the syndrome progresses, a child will lose purposeful use of her hands and the ability to speak. Though there is no current cure for Rett Syndrome, constant research allows for the development of new therapies and treatments. Your contributions aid in the management of such research.

For more information on IRSF, visit www.rettsyndrome.org.


Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in north Georgia. They operate through a network of foster homes in the north metro Atlanta area. Their efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and caring organizations offering help and homes where rescued pets can transition from an uncertain life in a shelter to a loving, forever home through adoption. Fostering saves lives. If you are interested in helping or in adopting a pet visit find out more at www.angelsresuce.org.