Shared value through social purpose

Society is facing some of its greatest challenges. Climate change, biodiversity loss and extreme inequality are causing exponential 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 sustainable behaviours and human-centric thinking into our strategy and planning processes – to develop work that is more reflective of the needs of society today.  

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.

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For lasting good

Digital skills

We are sharing our skills and capabilities with young people from diverse backgrounds and supporting them to find careers in our industry. 

Tomorrow's leaders

We’re mentoring entrepreneurs and change makers to build successful, diverse and inclusive businesses. 

Digital for society

We’re transforming the role of brands in the digital economy, creating richer human experiences that build awareness, trust and better outcomes for society. 

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.  

We are committed to three global society programmes

The Code

The Code is dentsu’s work-ready programme. It opens the doors of our industry to the next generation of diverse talent, equipping them with the skills to thrive in the digital economy through immersive workshops, competitions, work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and early career opportunities. And, it enable our people to share their insights and expertise with the next generation.

Female Foundry

Female Foundry is our business growth programme, designed to give female entrepreneurs access to the tools, training, connections and resources they need to build successful businesses for the digital age. It enables our people to use their skills to mentor and guide participants towards their goals.

Common Ground

We're using the power of media and advertising to help drive delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  We are founding members of #BrandsforGood, which aims to make sustainable lifestyles aspirational and rewarding. 

Our environment strategy

We're aiming to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% per full-time employee by the end of 2020. And we have set a Science-Based Target to reduce our emissions even further by 2030.  

We've committed to purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020, which we have now achieved. 

We’ve reduced our paper consumption by over 80% by investing in technology and alternative solutions. 

CPD

A globally endorsed environmental disclosure system on which we're rated B

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

We've been listed on the DJSI since 2016

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Purpose Marketing

Measuring societal impact

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Environmental policy

Based on ISO14001 principles and updated manually

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Our partners

  • UNEP Logo
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • Ecovadis logo
  • RE100 logo
  • UN Global Compact
  • Common ground logo
  • Sustainable development goals logo
  • Responsible media forum
  • CDP logo
  • Sedex logo