ManpowerGroup conducts its business with respect and consideration for the environment. As a service organization, our environmental impact is small compared to manufacturing industries. However, in all of our operations, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment through reduction of waste and energy consumption.
In September 2007, ManpowerGroup moved into its new world headquarters, a "green building" in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new facility is designed with sustainable features that are aligned with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Our world headquarters demonstrates our commitment to the environment and set a benchmark for all future ManpowerGroup office developments around the world. Following this standard, ManpowerGroup's French headquarters in Eureka, near central Paris, which opened in 2010, satisfies the High Environmental Quality eco-building standards.
In the first half of 2011, ManpowerGroup developed the initial Environment, Health and Safety Management. The document was published in July 2011 and serves as the basis for identifying, measuring, reporting and improving key EMS indicators. ManpowerGroup's EMS applies the principles of Reduce/Reuse/Recycle. As we implement the plan, we will share best practices and continue to improve. Our high-level goals include employee safety, water and energy savings for reductions in our carbon foot print, emissions and waste.