Signs of a worsening climate crisis have multiplied this year as rising temperatures, devastating wildfires and dire flooding as well as drought conditions are occurring across the globe. As we observe World Humanitarian Day today, let’s join the UN’s call to recognize the far-reaching impact the climate emergency has on the world’s most vulnerable people. Millions are losing their homes, livelihoods and lives as a result of environmental changes.

Randstad is committed to reducing our carbon footprint, championing company-wide green initiatives and encouraging the personal accountability of our employees for protecting the environment. A sustainable labor market is only possible when we live and work in a safe and secure world. In fact, the UN reports that a shift to a greener economy could result in the creation of 24 million new jobs by 2030.

I urge everyone to learn more about how this year's World Humanitarian Day can bring more attention to the human cost of the climate crisis. Let's stand in solidarity with the world's most vulnerable people and find ways to slow climate change to help secure their future. You can learn more here

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Jacques van den Broek

ceo and chair of the executive board

Randstad's Global CEO, leading our mission of supporting people and organizations in realizing their true potential.