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  • Randstad Belgium and Randstad Italy hold the Social Accountability SA 8000 accreditation.
  • Tempo-Team, Randstad Sweden, Randstad Brazil, Randstad Professionals Germany and Yacht hold the ISO 14001 environmental management certification.
  • Randstad Argentina since 2013 holds a Sustainable commitment certificate.
  • Randstad Belgium has acquired in 2013 the VCU and Qfor certificate in Belgium, where VCU stands for ‘Health and Safety’ and Qfor for ‘Quality training and consulting organizations’.
  • Randstad in France, Germany including Professionals and Tempo-Team, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Hungary, India, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Poland, Chile and the companies in the Netherlands are certified under the ISO 9001 label for quality management.
  • Randstad Belgium, Randstad France, Randstad Italy and Randstad Holding continue to be certified with the Gender Equality European Standard (GEES) for their professional diversity practices.
  • Randstad, Tempo-Team and Yacht in the Netherlands were certified by FIRA Rating System for sustainability assurance based on ISO 26000, consulted by purchasing organizations.
  • Randstad Mexico has been certified under the Gender Equality Model (MEG) of the Women’s National Institute since 2010, for fostering a healthy work environment, free of any type of discrimination.
  • Randstad professionals Germany has acquired the Bildungsträger AZAV certificate.
  • Randstad Netherlands has published a self-declaration indicating that it will strictly adhere to the ISO 26000 guideline. The declaration was made according to the official Dutch guideline NPR 9026, as established by NEN (the Dutch Standardization Institute).
  • In 2013 Randstad Brazil has acquired the OHSAS 18001 certificate (Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management system).
  • Randstad Spain has acquired the Youth Employment Certificate in 2013.
  • Diemermere Beheer BV, our facilities company in the Netherlands, was certified with two ISO certifications: ISO 14001 in the field of environmental management and ISO 50001 for energy management.

Rankings and awards

  • Randstad Holding was selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the tenth consecutive year. In 2013, Randstad again became a Member in the Europe Index. Randstad Holding furthermore received confirmation of its continued membership of the FTSE4Good Index.
  • In January 2014, Randstad Holding was elected the overall winner of the Dutch IR Awards and won the Award for best AEX company, while its director Investor Relations won the Award for best AEX professional. The jury report highlights Randstad's transparancy and clear communication, both from management and the IR team.
  • In 2013 again, for the fifth consecutive year, Randstad Mexico was granted the annual ESR distinctive by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy, for their commitment to CSR programs. Randstad Mexico also received recognition for good quality standards from the Mexican Association of HR Companies.
  • Randstad Germany was given the 6th ‘Hanse Globe Award by the Logistics Initiative Hamburg eV’.
  • Randstad Japan was No. 1 in 2two categories (out of 17) in ‘Temporary Staffing Satisfaction Survey’ done by HR Business Magazine (Jinzai Business).
  • GULP Information Services GmbH received the seal of approval 'Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz nach LS-Standard' from TÜV SÜD Life Service GmbH as one of only four enterprises in Bavaria.
  • Randstad Belgium received the Volvo Quality through Excellence award.
  • In the Polish ‘Business Journal Book of Lists 2013’ Randstad Poland ranks the No. 1 temporary work agency.
  • Also in Poland, Randstad Payroll Solutions was awarded the ‘Customer-friendly company’ emblem.
  • Randstad Australia and New Zealand were very proud to win the ‘Seek Annual Recruitment Awards’ (SARA) in the large specialist recruiter category. This was Randstad Australia's second consecutive win.
  • Several of Randstad’s USA divisions have been named to Inavero's 2013 Best of Staffing™ Talent and Client lists.
  • Randstad Pharma was named the 5th-largest US Clinical/Scientific Staffing Firm by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • Randstad Greece was recognized as Best Workplace in 2013 (Great Place to Work).
  • Randstad Netherlands received the Dutch advertising award (SAN Accent) in the Service category for its campaign around 'Working on sporting ambitions'. Following a survey by the Intelligence Group into the Dutch working population and labor market, Randstad Netherlands won in two categories: the No. 1 staffing agency and the No. 1 recruitment agency.
  • Diemermere Beheer BV won the AOS Studley/NFC Index Facility Benchmark Award 2013 for 'Most Improved Performance' at the largest facility benchmark event in the Netherlands.
  • Randstad ranks third in Rank a Brand's survey among the forty biggest companies in the Netherlands for serving sustainable coffee and tea. Rank a Brand is Europe’s largest brand-comparison website providing consumers with brands' sustainability credentials.
  • Randstad Hungary is the No. 1 recruitment company according to ‘Business Journal Book of Lists’, the most prestigious English periodical publication in Budapest.
  • Randstad Spain is in the 4th position among the 50 Best Companies to Work For® in Spain. Furthermore, the company is currently a Legal Entity of the ‘Strategy For Entrepreneurship And Youth Employment’.
  • Randstad US received two Stevie Awards at the 2013 American Business Awards.
  • Randstad China won the award for ‘Best HR Headhunting Services in Greater China 2012-2013’.
  • Randstad Greece has been ranked ‘Best Place to Work 2013’ by the Greek Great Place to Work Institute.
  • Randstad Education in the UK has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘Recruiter Awards’ in the category of Best Temporary Recruitment Agency.
  • Randstad Holding received the Henri Sijthoff Award in 2013 for the best annual report in the Netherlands.
  • Randstad France is among the 1% best staffing companies in labor practices out of more than 150 staffing companies assessed by Ecovadis, a platform to monitor sustainability performance in the supply chain. The company obtained a global grade of 73/100 in an assessment of 45 employment agencies by Acesia, a similar platform.
  • Randstad France was granted the Price of the General Manager at the Trophies of Diversity event for the ambition since 2007 to shape Randstad as a reference in the field of equal opportunities. This event awards the most innovative practices for companies who place diversity at the heart of their strategic and HR development.
  • Randstad Technologies in the US received the Honeywell Team HITS Award. With this award, Honeywell recognizes team excellence of key suppliers.
  • Randstad Sourceright was three times recipient of the 'Star Performer' award in the Everest Group Peak Matrix Assessment of RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) service providers, an EU award by the Human Resource Outsourcing Association (HROA) for the success of their customer relationship and how it has contributed to the advancement of HRO services, and as No. 2 in the Baker's Dozen customer satisfaction ratings for RPO.
  • Randstad India was certified a 'Green Supplier' by one of its clients, the Indian arm of a multinational technology company. This certification, based on an audit by the client, recognizes their efforts in improving the environmental and working conditions in their business.