WPP is the world’s largest communications services group.
Our companies exist to help clients compete successfully:
in marketing strategy, advertising, every form of
marketing communication and in monitoring progress.
We help our clients to prosper and grow, expanding into
new markets and engaging with consumers across every
form of media.
We were named Holding Company of the Year at the 2015 Cannes Lions
International Festival of Creativity for the fifth year running, ranked Most
Effective Holding Company, globally, in the 2015 Effie Effectiveness Index
for the fourth consecutive year and awarded top holding company in
Warc’s 100 annual ranking of the world’s best campaigns and companies
for the second consecutive year.
We directly employ 128,000 people and, when associate companies
are included, we have almost 190,000 people working in 3,000 offices
now in 112 countries; the latest: Cuba. We serve 352 of the Fortune
Global 500 companies, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30, 77 of the NASDAQ
100 and nearly 830 national or multinational clients in three or more
disciplines. We work for public sector clients in more than 60 countries.
WPP is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in
New York (WPPGY).
We purchase goods and services from thousands of suppliers around
the world spending around £6 billion a year on advertising production,
research operations, facilities, IT and telecoms, travel and professional
and recruitment services.
This report explores how our commitment to sustainability creates
value for WPP through better access to skills, new business opportunities
and reduced financial and reputational risks. It explains our approach
to reducing negative social, ethical or environmental impacts associated
with our business and to maximising our positive contribution to society.
It details how we work with clients on sustainability, providing the insights
and communications services they need to respond successfully to social
and environmental change.
Information on our sustainability performance is also integrated into our
Annual Report and Accounts.
WPP awards and rankings 2015/16
WPP USA: Named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine.