Manpower Inc. Named To 2008 "world's Most Ethical Companies" List At Forbes, Ethisphere Institute Jo

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MILWAUKEE (June 4, 2008) – The Ethisphere Institute named Manpower Inc. to Ethisphere’s second-

annual World’s Most Ethical Companies list.   Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the research and

promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate

responsibility, revealed the award at the Ethisphere and Forbes joint-conference, “Driving Profit through

Ethical Leadership,” on June 3rd .  The World’s Most Ethical Companies list will also be featured in the Q2

issue of Ethisphere Magazine.

"A strong commitment to ethics and social responsibility is deeply embedded in Manpower's culture. It's an

honor for the Manpower team to receive affirmation for the work they accomplish from such a prestigious

source," said Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres. "Everyday we set out to do the right thing for

the millions of people coming to us looking for a job. By providing them with solid benefits, safe working

environments, honorable wages and access to quality workforce development programs, we believe we can

affect the way work positively influences a person's life."

Researchers and analysts reviewed several thousand companies through a rigorous, multi-step evaluation

process in order to determine the finalists.  The 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies methodology

committee is comprised of leading attorneys, government officials, professors and others who care about

ethical and honest business practices.  

Manpower Inc. is among the companies honored this year because they have developed impressive and

meaningful ethical business practices, making them true standouts within their industry.” said Alexander

Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere Institute. “They go well beyond legal minimums, opting instead to

bring about innovative ideas that contribute to the public well being. By their actions, they are forcing their

competitors to follow suit, or fall behind and truly embodying the notion that ethical business practices are

more profitable in the long run.  

The extensive research process included reviewing over 10,000 of the world’s leading companies on six

continents.  Ethisphere analysts reviewed codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories;

evaluated investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looked at companies’ activities to

improve corporate citizenship; studied nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and

customers; and worked with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.

The day-long conference featured Forbes editors and executives from world-renowned corporations,

universities and ethics organisations. The program focused on ethical culture and leadership, highlighting

companies’ experiences and ethical challenges. The conference culminated with recognising Ethisphere

Magazine’s 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies at an evening awards dinner.

For more information:

Tracy Shilobrit - Manpower Inc – Phone: +1.414.906.6088; Email:

Jennifer Avrhami - Ethisphere Magazine – Phone: + 480.941.8497 ext. 119; Email:

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