We aim to make WPP a low-carbon Group, and to reduce the resources we use and the waste we create.
Improving our environmental performance enhances our credibility as communications advisors on climate change, and supports the recruitment of environmentally-aware graduate talent. It also helps us to reduce costs and to respond to new regulations.
Our environmental strategy is set at Group level and covers energy and climate change, water use, waste and recycling. We look for opportunities to purchase more sustainable goods and services, and to work with suppliers who meet high environmental standards. Other environmental issues are managed by our operating companies, and we provide support and guidance to help them reduce their impacts.
Some of our companies operate accredited environmental management systems. For example, BDGworkfutures, EWA Bespoke Communications, Headcount’s UK headquarters and Ogilvy London have achieved certification to international standard ISO 14001.
In the UK, WPP met its current obligations under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) and achieved the Carbon Trust Standard.