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.
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
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).