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ManpowerGroup Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

ManpowerGroup Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

ManpowerGroup has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the gold standard in recognizing corporate sustainability leaders, for the fifth consecutive year for its sustainability-driven leadership in its industry sector.

"In the context of the complex, social, political and environmental issues presented by the Human Age, companies are challenged to balance profitability with sustainability in order to stimulate growth and enhance organizational competitiveness," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "The nature of our business — connecting talented people to companies who need their skills in order to enhance individual and organizational competitiveness — means we unleash human potential, which translates to the profitability we provide in a sustainable way."

ManpowerGroup was named to the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index under the Support Services sector. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.

Organizations are selected according to methodology that accounts for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends and evaluates corporations based on a variety of criteria including corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities. The participation rate for this year's assessment was up 8.4% on the prior year.

Earlier this year, ManpowerGroup was once again recognized as the industry leader by the Ethisphere Institute. It was the only company in the industry named to Ethisphere's prestigious list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2012, honoring the leaders in corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

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