CSR section to Annual Report

  • 2007/04/06
Time period
  • January 2006  –  January 2007
  • Randstad is part of a network of stakeholders with varying interests.

    These include clients, flexworkers, interim professionals and candidates, our own employees and suppliers, employers’ and

    employees’ organizations, governments, labor unions and the

    staffing sector as a whole. By working to promote all interests

    – for example, by helping companies and institutions develop

    networks, and by negotiating collective labor agreements

    (CLAs) with labor unions – Randstad benefits as well.

    Labor market relations and stakeholder dialogue:

    In our day-to-day business operations, Randstad is in constant

    dialogue with all its stakeholders. Stakeholder involvement –

    be it through employee participation, government dialogue,

    client events – provides management with a good means of

    assessing the social impact of entrepreneurial decisions.

    Internally, employee participation is encouraged through

    a network of Works’ Councils that regularly brings together

    managers and employees across the organization to discuss

    work- and HR-related issues. We have Works’ Councils in many

    of the countries where we operate. Dialogues take place at

    a national level, and the results are fed into an international

    platform. This platform meets twice a year to discuss social

    policy issues and general business information relevant to

    Randstad Group companies. Externally, Randstad very actively

    engages in social dialogue with labor unions, at both the

    national and European levels. Additionally, labor unions,

    specifically UNI-Europa, the representative labor union for

    services in Europe, are also invited to attend the international

    platform meetings as observers.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
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