Welcome to our Sustainability Report

We were named Holding Company of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the fourth year running and ranked Most Effective Holding Company, globally, in the 2015 Effie Effectiveness Index for the fourth consecutive year.

We directly employ 124,000 people and, when associate companies are included, we have almost 179,000 full-time people working in 3,000 offices in 111 countries. We serve 355 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30, 71 of the NASDAQ 100 and nearly 830 national or multinational clients in three or more disciplines. WPP is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in New York (WPPGY).

This report details how we manage the social, ethical and environmental impacts of our business and the contribution we make to society and economies through our activities. It shows how we are working with clients to help them respond effectively to social and environmental change and how our commitment to sustainability creates value for WPP through better access to skills, new business opportunities and reduced financial and reputational risks.

We also integrate information on our sustainability performance into our Annual Report and Accounts, to enable investors to assess our progress.

WPP awards and rankings 2014/15

Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices In Collaboration with RobecoSAM


Climate Disclosure Leader 2013


Holding Company of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

For the fourth year running, WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

effie awards

WPP was named Most Effective Holding Company for the fourth year in a row in the 2015 Effie Effectiveness Index.

The Corporate Engagement Awards 2014 - Winner

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