Welcome to our Sustainability Report

WPP is the world’s leading communications services group. This report explains how we work with clients and supplier partners on sustainability, how we treat our people, how we manage the environmental impacts of our business and the support we provide for charities and organisations working to tackle social and environmental challenges. By adopting sustainable business practices we generate value for WPP and our stakeholders including our clients, share owners and people.

Information on our sustainability performance is also integrated into our Annual Report and Accounts.

About WPP

We are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management (formerly known as Consumer Insight); Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Digital, eCommerce & Shopper Marketing; and Specialist Communications.

We were named Holding Company of the Year at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the sixth year running, ranked Most Effective Holding Company, globally, in the 2016 Effie Effectiveness Index for the fifth consecutive year, awarded top holding company in Warc’s 100 annual ranking of the world’s best campaigns and companies for the third consecutive year and ranked Holding Company of the Year 2016 at The One Show.

We directly employ 134,000 people and, when associate companies are included, we have almost 200,000 people working in 3,000 offices now in 112 countries. We serve 360 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30, 78 of the NASDAQ 100 and 892 clients in three distinct disciplines. We work for public sector clients in more than 70 countries. WPP is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in New York (WPPGY).

Cannes Lions 2011-2016 holding company of the year award logo

Climate Disclosure Leader


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Effie Awards 2012-2016

ET Global: Industry Leader 2016



WARC100: World's Top Holding Company 2015-2017

WPP USA: Named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine.