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 close to clients and key candidate activity hubs, allowing us to travel less, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. 

Globally, Randstad has committed to the United Nations initiative to preserve our planet by committing to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net Zero Standard. Randstad has pledged to the SBTi Business Ambition for 1.5°C, and to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Our targets:

  • 50% absolute reduction of our CO2 emissions for scope 1 and 2 by 2030, compared to 2019.
  • 30% absolute reduction of our CO2 emissions in scope 3 by 2030, compared to 2019.

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.