sustainability basics

our CO2 footprint.

Because we are a 'people' business, our impact on the environment is much less than that of some other sectors. Across the globe, almost all of our business is conducted in local markets. In the UK we have branches across the country close to both clients and key candidate activity hubs, allowing us to travel less, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. 

Globally, we have set the target to achieve a 10% reduction of CO2 emissions per FTE by 2030 compared to 2018. 

Our sub-targets are as follows:

  • 1% between 2019 and 2022
  • 3% between 2023 and 2025
  • 6% between 2026 and 2028,
  • 10% by 2030
2020 CO2 data

UK CO2 footprint 2020

direct emissions.

Units Quantity co2-emission metric ton
Gas for heating m3 9.232 17
Fuel for heating litres 0 0
Business cars (petrol) litres 60 164
Business cars (diesel) litres 125 404
Total co2 586

UK CO2 footprint 2020

indirect emissions.

Units Quantity co2-emission metric ton
Electricity gj 3.604 509
Sustainable Electricity gj 72 0
Total co2 509

society demands collaboration.

Since our inception in 1960 we’ve been aware that our success depends on everyone working together – both inside and outside of our business.

‘Simultaneous promotion of all interests’

This is one of our core business values and highlights the responsibility we feel towards the people and communities we serve, worldwide. We take pride in our ability to find suitable jobs for temporary workers, and ideal candidates for our clients; but our commitment to society does not stop there.

For the 1.3 million people in the UK with a disability (who are available for work) only half are employed, compared to 80% of non-disabled people. Providing practical assistance through Support Workers can improve their chances of establishing a fulfilling career.

Over the past 10 years, Randstad student and worker support has worked in partnership with educational establishments, workplaces and Jobcentre Plus to provide that support. The support workers we provide typically range from specialist tutors, note takers, travel buddies and job aides.

Shaping the world of work

Work has a profound impact on the state of our society. It’s our job to find fulfilling careers for our candidates, and high performing workers for our clients. But we also believe it’s our duty to work with the developing world to support their jobs infrastructure.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Randstad is the global employability partner for VSO - a charity that fights poverty by matching volunteers’ skills with the needs of communities in the developing world. By capitalising on Randstad’s core competencies and leveraging our network, VSO can stimulate even more positive change to the lives of poor and marginalised people. 

In the UK, we help VSO by providing support for volunteers returning to the UK, volunteering specialist skills within our Randstad UK teams and importantly, helping the Ethiopia: All Children Reading programme. With illiteracy in Ethiopia at 48%, helping children learn to read is vital if we are to strengthen the foundations, development and independence of the country.

For more information on our work with VSO, visit our partnerships page.