Corporate sustainability

Our strategy

As a leading global workforce solution provider, our sustainability strategy embodies our mission of connecting people to work opportunities that enrich their lives, making a difference in the communities in which we live and work, and strengthening our relationship with our stakeholders … where together we thrive.

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Integrated into Kelly's growth strategy, our Corporate Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy is built upon six key pillars and aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).   

This strategy guides Kelly's commitment to creating shared value by delivering our promise of connecting people to work that enrich their lives, while making a positive impact on our planet, with our customers, and in the communities where we live and work.

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

Our mission

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


Our Corporate Sustainability and ESG strategy is anchored in a formal materiality assessment that analyzes the relevance of stakeholders, the severity of risk, and the impact of ESG issues on our business success. In 2021, we conducted our second materiality assessment with key stakeholders to validate and prioritize significant ESG issues, allowing us to define performance indicators and initiatives within our sustainability strategy and ESG reporting.

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Our commitment to the UN Global Compact

Since 2019, Kelly has been a proud signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) by adhering and reporting progress toward the Ten Principles that encourage sustainable and socially responsible business practices. We are committed to making these principles part of our strategy and business culture. In 2021, we aligned our Corporate Sustainability and ESG strategy to nine UN SDGs and conducted a self-assessment analysis to assess impact and identify opportunities to contribute towards the achievement of these goals.

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