Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

We're committed to helping transform the world

In 2015 the United Nations set the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Included are 17 goals to improve the lives of people everywhere and protect the world we live in. At ManpowerGroup we’re big supporters of the UN agenda and have been since we signed up to the Global Compact in 2006.

We realize our impact is greatest against the specific goals that are closest to what we do, in and around the world of work. That’s why we’ve chosen four goals to focus on.

Five goals we can impact the most

  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 13 Climate Action

For more than 70 years we have operated on the belief that meaningful, sustainable employment has the power to change the world. “Doing well by doing good” was our mantra long before the words were coined. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fit what our culture has always been. It was important for us to accept the challenge they offer and play a role in advancing their mission. We do that through our own Sustainability Plan, which is built around learnability and employability — getting young people ready for work, helping people skill up and building inclusive workplaces.