Two years ago, Kelly embarked on a transformation from a Corporate Social Responsibility model, to a new Corporate Sustainability Strategy aligned to our business core. This new approach, rather than focusing on philanthropic initiatives, is strategic to our business values and embodies our mission of connecting people to meaningful work opportunities in ways that enrich their lives, while strengthening our relationship with our global workforce, suppliers, and customers, where together we thrive.
Our Corporate Sustainability Strategy aims to guide all our subsidiaries and collaborators in the planning, management, and implementation of responsible and sustainable practices for creating meaningful, measured, and impactful shared value to all our stakeholders. This strategy is embedded across our business operations and has been developed with consideration given to the perceptions of our stakeholders, as well as its impact on our business operations.
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
Connect people to meaningful employment opportunities and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work
Our fundamentals Global policies, standards and scope | Stakeholder engagement | Communication, evaluation and reporting
The materiality matrix was revised with our stakeholders to define the six principles in which we guide our Corporate Sustainability strategy and this reporting content. The six pillars are defined as follows:
- Employees and people
- Occupational health & safety and environment
- Supply chain and customer relations
- Communication, evaluation, and reporting
Our materiality assessment analyzed an exhaustive list of sustainability issues that cover all aspects of our business, considering ESG issues related to external standards such as the GRI, EcoVadis Assessment, CDP, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Guiding Principles of Human Rights, UN Global Compact, and the World Employment Confederation. In this process, we identify stakeholders’ expectations and prioritize the most relevant topics on which we established our Corporate Sustainability Strategy. This process was analyzed with 238 internal and external stakeholders from more than 10 countries where we operate.
Our commitment to the UN Global Compact
In early 2019, Kelly signed the United Nations Global Compact, which continues to inform its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Our progress is reported to our stakeholders following international sustainability frameworks through the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), UN SDGs, and several investor- and customer-facing external disclosures.