Environment

One of our priorities is reducing our impact on the environment. We have committed to:

  • Reducing our CO2 emissions by 20% by 2010 from a 2006 baseline.
  • Achieving efficiency gains in our buildings and IT.
  • Purchasing renewable electricity where available.
  • Offsetting the balance of our emissions.

In addition to the environmental benefits, meeting these targets will achieve cost reductions and help in our efforts to recruit and retain environmentally-aware graduate talent. Our climate change strategy also helps us win work with business and public sector clients, who are looking for suppliers with solid environmental credentials.

We have established Energy Action Teams in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. These include members of our IT, real estate and procurement functions. Their job is to identify energy-saving measures and provide technical guidance to our agencies on energy reduction. They are supported by a network of on-the-ground Climate Champions, who help to implement energy-saving measures in our companies.