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Diversity pilot study

At the parent company level, we want to improve our understanding of diversity in WPP companies. In 2006 we started a pilot project to collect data on gender, ethnicity, age and disability. We also asked employees to give their views on issues such as diversity, training and wellbeing. The project will give us a clearer picture of the current diversity of WPP’s workforce and help us identify areas where we need to improve.

During 2007 we extended the survey to all WPP companies in the UK. We report some of the findings in the Employee survey table. We now collect data on gender diversity and ethnicity through our financial reporting system. We report on this in the Diversity performance table.