Climate change commitments
We aim for WPP to be a low-carbon and resource-efficient company. We support urgent action to tackle the climate crisis through the Paris Climate Agreement and have been working to cut our carbon footprint since 2006.
In April 2021, we announced a new commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions in our operations by 2025 and across its entire supply chain by 2030. To deliver net zero emissions from WPP’s operations, electricity will be 100% renewably sourced by 2025.
Within WPP’s supply chain, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of the company’s emissions, the two largest sources are the production of advertising content and, most significantly, the placement of that content in media channels from television and press to radio and online.
We are the first in its industry to include media in its net zero commitment. You can read more about this announcement here.
In 2019 we pledged to phase out plastics that cannot be reused, recycled or composted from all WPP offices by the end of 2020 and signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. After assessing our commitment timescale within the current global climate and associated challenges of increased plastic waste, caused by COVID-19, we have extended our timeline to end of 2021.
You can read more about our sustainability commitments in our 2020 Sustainability Report.