Havas Group has incorporated its ‘meaningful’ methodology into every facet of the organisation, recognising our role in making the world a better place.
The mission of Havas Impact+, our sustainability strategy, is to encourage our agencies to harness the power of creative ideas through action and communication to bring about positive change in society and help our clients become a force for good.
We were the first Communications Group to sign the UN Global Compact, to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We partnered with the UN and Kofi Annan to launch the TCK TCK TCK Time for Climate Justice’ campaign, alongside the world’s first musical petition featuring over 50 global artists. This year we also developed our sustainability strategy, to operate as a responsible business together with ambitious objectives to guide all our practices and businesses.
We joined the UN Common Ground Initiative, and adopted the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts as our main focus.
We won the Grand Prix For Good in Cannes for the ‘Palau Pledge’ campaign and we received the UN Peace Medal for the campaign ‘Making Friends Across Religions’. This year we also launched the Havas Climate Solidarity initiative, to offset the carbon footprint created by producing campaigns for clients.
We launched Havas Impact+, a unique brand structuring our six sustainability commitments around three key pillars: environment, meaningful communication, and people. We also introduced the first multimedia carbon calculator in France.
We pledged our commitment to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2025, backed with concrete measures to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations and services.
Awards & Recognition
Havas Group has been awarded the Ecovadis Silver Medal in recognition of our sustainability performance. The Group is ranked among the best suppliers in the Advertising and Market Research category.
Havas Group was named “Most Sustainable Company in the Communications Industry” by World Finance magazine in November 2019.
28% of the Group’s global headcount is operating under an ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System (EMS). This certification demonstrates Havas’ commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations and services, as well as to taking concrete action to fight climate change.
Two Havas Group agencies have achieved B-Corp certification: Havas London in the UK & Havas Lemz in the Netherlands.
Havas Impact+ key pillars
We commit to:
– Reducing the environmental footprint of our operations achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
– Maintaining our commitment to collaborative efforts in reducing climate change.
We commit to:
– Promoting a harmonious and healthy working environment that supports collaborators’ growth and development.
– Reinforcing socially responsible procurement policies in our supply chain.
– Promoting transparency and ethics in our business.