About this report

WPP’s 10th annual sustainability report showcases our approach to social, ethical and environmental issues and reports progress made across the Group during 2011.

Data collection 

Data relates to the calendar year 2011. Most sustainability data is collected quarterly through our financial reporting system. This includes data on energy and CO2 from our buildings, air travel, social investment, employment infringements, employee diversity, training and wellbeing, recycling and paper use. The data covers 113,615 employees from wholly-owned WPP companies. We identify marketing infringements involving WPP companies from public reports by regulatory authorities and directly from WPP businesses through our financial reporting system.

The report links to further information on 
rapturecity.info. Information on corporate sustainability is included in our Annual Report.

Case studies for this report are collected through an annual survey of our companies. Each WPP company has nominated a representative who is responsible for completing this survey of activity. Completed surveys are signed off by the company CEO before submission to WPP.

We have provided information on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators covered in our reporting. 

We don’t think reporting should be a one-sided conversation. We welcome your feedback – whether positive or negative – and questions. For further information about WPP’s sustainability activities, please contact Vanessa Edwards, head of sustainability: [email protected]. 

Parent company centres

  • WPP Ireland

    6 Ely Place
    Dublin 2, Ireland

    Tel +353 1669 0333

    Fax +353 1669 0334

    WPP New York 

    100 Park Avenue
    New York NY 10017
    Tel +1 (212) 632 2200

    Fax +1 (212) 632 2222

    WPP London

    27 Farm Street

    London W1J 5RJ

    Tel +44 (0)20 7408 2204

    Fax +44 (0)20 7493 6819

  • WPP Asia Pacific

    Yebisu Garden Place Tower, 30/F

    4-20-3 Ebisu


    Tokyo 150-6030

    Tel +813 3280 9506

    Fax +852 2280 5412

    WPP China

    31/F The Center

    989 Changle Road


    Tel +86 21 2405 1649

    Fax +86 21 2405 1600


About the images

In recent years, our reports have drawn visual inspiration from individual markets important to our clients and our companies. Since 2005 we have looked respectively to India, China, Africa, Brazil, the US and last year, Eastern Europe. This year we take our visual cue from the UK, in the year of the London Olympics, featuring the iconic images of distinguished British artist, the late Patrick Caulfield.

All images © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield.

All rights reserved, DACS 2012

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