Sustainable IT

WPP’s personal and network IT equipment accounts for a large proportion of our energy use. We aim to cut the energy used by our computers by up to 30%, and have introduced requirements to improve the energy efficiency of our IT equipment. In 2009 we will reduce the numbers of servers to less than 5,000. We will also improve the energy efficiency of data centres and server rooms.

In 2008, we ran a pilot project at the Ogilvy offices in Cabot Square, London, to find ways to reduce the amount of energy used by our printers. In 2009, we will implement similar projects across the Group.