In 2022, the world faced new challenges with growing calls for social and environmental action. At Randstad Canada, we prioritize supporting our communities to be a trusted resource for job seekers and employers.
We are committed to fair employment and helping people advance in the changing world of work. Our aim is to have a positive impact on society and help people realize their full potential in their careers.
Discover our 2022 highlights below or download the full social responsibility report for a comprehensive overview.
think globally, act locally
As a global talent company, we strive to be the most equitable and specialized in the world, guided by the UN Global Compact and SDGs such as Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Change.
In Canada, we anchor all our efforts in these ambitions and goals, making a real difference for people worldwide through our global working groups and local initiatives.
empower employees to drive positive change
Our employees are our superpower, contributing to their communities through volunteerism, community-focused work, and financial giving.
In 2022, over 50% of our team took part in volunteering opportunities, donating nearly 3,780 hours of their time. Together, we're making a difference and building stronger communities.
support local organizations and initiatives through charitable giving
The Randstad Canada Charitable Foundation is committed to breaking down barriers to employment for Canadian youth. We partner with charitable organizations across the country and engage Randstad Canada employees to provide skills development and job access opportunities for young people.
provide mentorship and career development opportunities for young people
With youth unemployment rates double the national average, we're dedicated to making a difference and empowering young talent to succeed.
We're committed to helping youth across Canada access the job market and overcome barriers to employment. That's why we launched our Youth Forward initiative, aimed at providing greater opportunities to the next generation of the workforce.
Obtain an overview of our efforts to assist young individuals by downloading our social responsibility report.
fundraise for important causes
The Randstad Ride for Myriam is a charity bike ride that started in 2013 as a tribute to our dear colleague who lost her battle with cancer. Ten years later, it has become a symbol of Randstad's generosity and community spirit.
In 2022, we welcomed over 400 participants from Canada and Germany who rode, ran, or rolled virtually, raising $157,000 for cancer research and care. We also revived our four-day cycling challenge, bringing together 55 riders and volunteers from Boston to Montreal.
collaborate with community organizations and businesses to promote diversity and inclusion
Randstad Canada partnered with TRIEC to deliver a dynamic four-month curriculum, the Certificate in Inclusive Leadership Program, aimed at improving inclusive leadership skills and supporting immigrant professionals.
Immigrant participants gained a better understanding of how to advance in their careers, while managers learned how to better support their team members.
Learn more about our initiatives to support diversity and inclusion by downloading our report.
support ukrainian talent in finding employment in canada
Introducing the Ukrainian Talent Project - a fast and effective initiative aimed at helping Ukrainian immigrants and refugees find work and adjust to life in Canada. Through an employee-led task force and community partnerships, the project has facilitated over 115 hires and evaluated nearly 600 applications.
promote gender equality and empowerment in the workplace
Randstad is committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace through various initiatives, including the Women Transforming the Workplace Program, the 50-30 Challenge, and Parity Certification through Women in Governance.
With over 60% female workers and women in leadership positions, Randstad ensures women have a seat at the decision-making table.
Randstad is also title partner of Tellent's The Propeller Experience, a coaching program for women seeking to advance their careers. Through the program, Randstad has supported not-for-profit organizations like Lean In Canada, YWCA, and Canada Career Foundation, helping women reskill and retrain into tech and data analytics.
To find out more about our actions in favour of equity, see our downloadable report.
prioritize employee health, safety, and well-being
The health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees are of utmost importance. We prioritize these aspects through comprehensive global guidelines that help to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for everyone.
In addition, we are proud to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association through the "Not Myself Today" campaign. This initiative aims to reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health in the workplace, and we are committed to supporting it in any way we can.
Our Health & Safety team also offers consultative advice to clients to enhance their safety culture. This has resulted in excellent performance in the Ontario Health & Safety Excellence Program and CoR audit.
reduce our environmental impact and promote a more sustainable future
As part of the United Nations Net Zero coalition, we're committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050. In 2022, we've reduced printing devices and optimized office space, resulting in a 36% reduction in energy consumption.
Our carbon footprint per employee has remained low, and we're dev eloping a global green workplace framework for sustainability efforts worldwide.
The Randstad Net Zero Ambassador Program mobilizes our employees to lead by example in environmental sustainability.
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