Shared value through social purpose: the compass that guides our work
Society is facing some of its greatest challenges. Climate change, reduced biodiversity and extreme inequality are causing acute disruption. Citizens are demanding change. And businesses are under pressure to respond.
As a global leader in media and digital communications, we understand the power we have to influence how people think, feel and act. We also recognise the role we play in driving consumption. That's why we're embedding human-centric design into our strategy and planning processes, focusing on sustainable behaviours and need states that are more reflective of today's socially conscious consumer.
We have the responsibility, opportunity and privilege to help guide our people, clients and society through this disruption. We will fuse data, technology and creativity in a way that helps create a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone.
For lasting good
We’re sharing our skills and capabilities with young people from diverse backgrounds and supporting them to find careers in our industry. Our goal is to improve the digital skills of 100,000 people by the end of 2020.
We’re mentoring entrepreneurs and change makers to build successful, diverse and inclusive businesses. Our goal is to mentor 100 female entrepreneurs by the end of 2020.
Digital for society
We’re transforming the role of businesses and brands to deliver better outcomes for society. Our goal is to reach 1 billion people through campaigns related to the Sustainable Development Goals by the end of 2020.
Change starts at home
For the planet
We’ve transitioned to being a low-carbon business with 100% renewable energy.
For our communities
We’re helping our people share their time and talent with society.
For our people
We’re creating a diverse and inclusive workforce intent on making a difference.
Dentsu is committed to three global programmes for social impact
We're opening the doors of our industry to the next generation. The Code teaches young people the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.
Our mentorship programme for the female leaders of tomorrow is empowering women in business and driving economic growth around the world.
We're using the power of media and advertising to help drive delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and we are founding members of #BrandsforGood which aims to make sustainable lifestyles aspirational and rewarding.
Our environment strategy
Our net-zero target is validated by the globally recognised Science-Based Targets initiative. It includes a new deep decarbonisation target to reduce absolute emissions by 90% by 2040 across the entire value chain.
We've committed to purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020, which we have now achieved.
Our aim is to reduce our business travel by 25% per full-time employee by the end of 2020. And we're working with clients to find ways to further reduce our impact together.
A globally endorsed environmental disclosure system on which we're rated BLink to CDP
An online CSR scoring platform. In 2020 we were awarded a 'Gold' ratingLink to EcoVadis
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
We've been listed on the DJSI since 2016Link to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Dentsu Inc integrated report 2022
See 2022's report hereLink to Dentsu Inc integrated report 2022
Social Impact Report 2021
See 2021's report hereLink to Social Impact Report 2021
Based on ISO14001 principles and updated manuallyLink to Environmental policy