Manpower Named to 2008 'World's Most Ethical Companies' List
Burlington, VT June 12, 2008 - Manpower has been named to the second annual World"s Most Ethical Companies list by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics and corporate responsibility, reviewed more than 10,000 companies on six continents to prepare the 2008 list.
"Manpower is honored to be affirmed for its commitment to ethics and social responsibility," said Amanda Niklaus of the Vermont office. "Every day, on a global basis, and right here in Vermont, we set out to do the right thing for people who come to us looking for a job."
Researchers and analysts used a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process to determine the finalists. The 2008 World's Most Ethical Companies methodology committee is comprised of leading attorneys, government officials, professors and others who care about ethical and honest business practices.
Manpower was recognized for developing impressive and meaningful ethical business practices. Said Alexander Bringham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute: "They go well beyond legal minimums, opting instead to bring about innovative ideas that contribute to the public well being. By their actions, Manpower is forcing competitors to follow suit, or fall behind and truly embodying the notion that ethical business practices are more profitable in the long run."
Manpower has been a part of the Vermont community for 42.
About Manpower of Vermont
Manpower of Vermont is a leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable its clients to win in the changing world of work. The company offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. The focus of Manpowers work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across their total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management. More information about Manpower is available at us.manpower.com/pressroom.