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We manage energy use centrally as part of our climate change reduction program. In 2009 we also developed Group strategies for managing water use and waste.

Other environmental issues are managed by our operating companies, although we offer support and provide guidance on the Group intranet to help companies to reduce their impacts. For example, in 2009 we created guidelines for catering suppliers to ensure the food at events organised by WPP and our companies is healthy and from sustainable sources and we introduced a policy that encourages employees to only attend training sessions within their region to reduce costs and emissions from travel.

Some of our companies operate accredited environmental management systems. For example, BDGworkfutures has achieved certification to international standard ISO 14001.

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