2021-2022 ESG Report

Our Working to Change the World Plan

In 2022 we were proud to publish the second annual edition of our Working to Change the World Plan and 2021-2022 ESG Report. ​Explore the report to see how we detail our commitment to shaping a more sustainable future for all and progress against our three pillars.


Our ESG Strategy: Our Working to Change the World Plan

Working to Change the World is our approach to ESG. The three pillars of our plan outline how we are caring for the Planet, amplifying our impact on People & Prosperity, and adhering to strong Principles of Governance with new awareness and urgency.​


Delivering on our validated science-based emission reduction targets to drive climate action.

People & Prosperity

Being Creators of Talent at Scale and Meaningful Work for All.

Principles of Governance

Setting high ethical standards for our industry and creating long-term value for all stakeholders.

The Search for ESG Talent
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The Search for ESG Talent

The next generation of consumers expect businesses to have a point of view on societal and environmental issues, and to be doing the right thing for people, communities and the planet. We surveyed nearly 40,700 hiring decision makers across 41 countries to learn about their strategic talent management plans to meet their Environmental action, Social impact, and good Governance (ESG) priorities. Learn more about how we are building a brighter, more sustainable future across three focus areas: Planet, People & Prosperity, and Principles of Governance.

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Ruth Harper

SVP, Chief Sustainability Officer, ManpowerGroup

“ESG is neither a bolt-on, an outcome, a nice to have or a fad. It’s a journey, in good times and during challenges, and the only way of doing business to create broader shared value for all.”

ManpowerGroup has set Science-Based Targets
November 2021

ManpowerGroup Announces Validated Science-Based Targets and Commits to Achieve Net Zero by 2045 or Sooner

We are proud to be the first and only company in our industry to have independent, scientifically-validated confirmation of our climate action targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Committing to these ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is the latest milestone in our Climate Action Plan to measure and reduce full value-chain impact and a key part of our ambition to reach net zero by 2045 or sooner.

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 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our Working to Change the World plan reflects the United Nations Global Compact sustainability principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have been actively engaged with the United Nations (UN) since signing the Global Compact in 2006. In 2015, the UN established the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), its 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.