Corporate sustainability

Key milestones

Kelly’s CEO, Peter Quigley signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace, standing with almost 2,000 other CEOs.

Approximately $59,000 USD contributed towards social development initiatives.

We formalized five Affinity Groups in 2020. The Affinity Groups promote a culture of inclusion by celebrating differences, creating an environment where everyone feels encouraged to be their authentic selves, and supporting the professional development of employees.

The Kelly Relief Fund provided financial support to 41 of our employees affected by natural or human-made disasters, contributing more than $26,000 USD through grants and donations.

We launched Equity@Work, a bold initiative aimed at breaking down barriers that prevent people from having access to meaningful work.

We established an Inclusion Council, a cross-functional group to support the development of our inclusion and diversity strategy.

Our new program Kelly Discover serves as an engagement platform solution that strives to create a more equitable and accessible labor market for underrepresented talent. It will reduce the gap by creating opportunities for neurodiverse and opportunity talent.

KellyConnect engaged 200+ new leaders, all of whom were promoted internally.

Our Diverse Global Supplier Network connected approximately 450 certified small and diverse suppliers to our Kelly network.

4,700+ veterans hired on behalf of our clients.

In 2020, Kelly’s Leadership in Action (LIA) program had 1,005 participants, representing 622 females and 383 males.

4,700+ volunteer hours contributed from employees towards social impact initiatives.

COVID-19 response:

  • We partnered with health care providers to offer special medical plans and benefits to our employees during the outbreak; some benefits included: waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, providing testing at no cost, and facilitating access to medications.
  • Developed a specific page on our website, launching the Kelly Cares Hotline to facilitate and stay connected through providing updated information while communicating actively with all employees.
  • The Kelly Learning Center extended well-being training on topics such as stress, anxiety management, remote work readiness, and others, to all employees.

Employees and People

Kelly takes seriously its responsibility to protect, support, and prepare workers for successful careers. Talent is at the core of our business, and we are committed to providing meaningful career opportunities, resources, and skills to the global workforce. Our goal is to enrich our communities and workers’ lives while leading by example in areas such as workplace safety, health, wellness, diversity, inclusion, and training and development.

Supply Chain and Customer Relations

Kelly recognizes the importance of promoting and replicating our corporate values and responsible practices across our supply chain. We aim to build stronger relationships with our customers and suppliers to guarantee that all employees have access to fair job conditions and healthful work environments.

We seek to engage with workforce suppliers who operate using socially responsible business practices and adhere to the professional code of conduct outlined by the World Employment Confederation. Our suppliers commit and acknowledge annually Kelly’s Supplier Code of Conduct.

Additionally, we have made public our commitment to promote initiatives that eradicate labor practices related to modern slavery and human trafficking in all the areas in which we operate.‚Äč


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Kelly understands that it takes all of us working together to truly make an impact in the communities where we live and work. We aim to contribute to the development of future talent through STEM education and scholarship programs, accelerating opportunities by providing social investment that responds to local communities' needs, and inspiring our employees to give back to society while strengthening their commitment to our core business values.

Kelly Volunteer Initiative

Our Engage Program aims to empower our employees to contribute their time and talent to support local social impact cases focused on three main areas:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Talent, skills, and training for labor
  • Vulnerable communities and workforce reinsertion