vores verdensmål ENG

ManpowerGroup supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

We have been actively engaged with the United Nations (UN) since signing the Global Compact in 2006. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for a more sustainable future. We are committed to promoting all the goals and are particularly focused on those goals where we can have the biggest impact. We support the following goals; 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, and 17.

ESG billede
Our Working to Change the World Plan

ESG Strategy

The three pillars of our work with ESG are Planet, People & Prosperity, and Principles of Governance. These focus on the most important challenges we face, from climate change to skills shortages, and where we can have the most impact. In the report "Working to Change the World", we describe how we set and follow up on our ambitious ESG goals.

Explore the report
ISO 14001-1

Why is the ISO 14001 certification

As part of a global organization, we have set ambitious goals to protect our planet. With an ISO 14001 certification, our commitment to sustainability and the UN's global goals becomes more tangible. With this certification, you can be assured of a high standard of quality and expertise when working with us as our customer.

Here are the areas we have chosen as environmental targets:

• Waste management
• Electricity consumption
• Heat consumption
• Other resource consumption
• Transportation
• Purchase of company cars

Social responsibility and sustainability - Our contribution

ManpowerGroup has a great social responsibility, and sustainability is more important than ever. We support and work actively to achieve the global goals for sustainability.


Environmental work with net zero emission as a goal

ManpowerGroup has long worked systematically with sustainability and environmental work based on continuous improvement. We have committed to reducing our CO2 emissions based on the science-based target method (SBTi). We have committed to halve our emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2045. Read more on our global pages

To achieve the goals, we work to minimize the amount of business trips and our employees' trips to and from work. We also have specific targets to reduce our energy consumption and the amount of waste.

We only want to associate ourselves with suppliers who are conscious of their own environmental footprint, and we prefer environmentally certified business partners. In Denmark, we are certified within ISO 14001 to show our employees, customers, candidates, and other partners that we are committed to doing what is necessary to reduce our footprint.

People & Prosperity

Work gives meaning to life

For most of us, having a job is one of the most important things in life. The workplace forms the basis for a materially secure and good life. It allows us to use the abilities we have and to experience mastery. The workplace can create development and learning and provide an important social community.

ManpowerGroup works actively with diversity in working life. We must contribute to inclusion by making it possible for people to participate, feel welcome, and thrive in the workplace regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability.

ManpowerGroup also helps people discover and develop the skills needed to enter today's job market. Through offers such as Experis Academy, MyPath, and powerYOU, we help develop new skills that are in demand in a labor market that is constantly changing and moving.

Human rights

Our values are unwavering. People come first, and work is important in their lives. We trust, respect, and provide opportunities for everyone. We work every day to guide our employees to the jobs of tomorrow.

We expect all employees of ManpowerGroup and our business partners to respect fundamental principles and human rights. We have a responsibility to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • We have zero tolerance for forced labor or modern slavery.
  • We do not tolerate racism, discrimination, or harassment
  • We support the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • We protect the rights of children and young people and distance ourselves from child labour
Read more about our work with human rights here.


ManpowerGroup believes in human potential, and we stand for acceptance, respect, and inclusion. We are committed to doing everything we can to fight racism and to strengthen diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging in our company and in the communities where we live and operate.

Read more about our global diversity initiative

Our national diversity goals are:
  • We will promote female leadership. Our global goal for diversity is to reach 50% female leaders by 2024.
  • Our processes must be gender neutral
  • Our employees must have reasonable salary conditions based on competence and responsibility
Link to our  Code of Conduct
Principles of Governance

Good Business Leadership

We conduct our business responsibly and transparently and take pride in setting high standards for our industry. Our efforts to promote a sustainable work environment have received numerous recognitions both in Norway and internationally. We have been honored as one of the world's most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 14th time in 2023. Companies receiving this award actively work to foster a culture of ethics and transparency at all levels within the organization.

"An ethical approach to business has always been part of our DNA at ManpowerGroup, and we are proud of our track record of doing well by doing good for over 70 years." - Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup

You can read ManpowerGroup's guidelines for good business conduct and ethics here.

Supply Chain

We expect our suppliers and subcontractors to adhere to our ethical guidelines (Code of Conduct), which are based on the UN's Global Compact and the ILO declaration. It is essential for us to work with suppliers who uphold the fundamental principles of fair labor. Click here to learn more about our global commitment to a sustainable supply chain.

We also expect our suppliers to share our environmental goals. We aim to collaborate with environmentally certified suppliers.

Our industry-leading family of brands

IT professional resourcing, project solutions, and managed services.

learn more

End-to-end talent lifecycle solutions for sourcing, managing, and developing talent at scale.

learn more