Driving social impact

The Adecco Group Foundation is changing the way society thinks about human potential. We are not a grant-giving foundation, but rather a social innovation lab, incubating and accelerating new solutions in the world of work.

As the world’s leading provider of HR solutions, creating social value is in the DNA of the Adecco Group. We connect people and companies with opportunity and help them find their paths. The Adecco Group Foundation (AGF) was created in 2017 as the global corporate foundation for the group. It serves as the home of our social value creation activities, and functions as a social innovation lab, focused on making the world of work a fairer, more accessible and better place through targeted innovation projects. Our vision is of a world where all people are enabled to reach their full potential. Our mission is to leverage the know-how and resources of the group and other stakeholders to drive social value creation in the field of employment and skills.

The AGF builds on the success of the four national foundations, Fondation Adecco Group in France, Fundaciòn Adecco in Spain, Fondazione Adecco in Italy and Adecco Stiftung in Germany. These remain independent foundations, alongside the global body.

As we cannot boil the ocean, the AGF is focused on two complementary issues: unlocking hidden potential and workforce vitality.

Work readiness: unlocking human potential

Everyone has value and a contribution to make. We help three main underserved groups to build their skills and employers to recognize hidden potential:

  • Youth
  • People in transition (refugees, people with impairments, athletes, etc.)
  • Mature workers

Driving workforce vitality

A vital workforce must be physically and mentally healthy, resilient and fit for purpose. Employers play a key role in creating such an enabling environment. See the Innovation Project on Workforce Vitality

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