Corporate social responsibility
Havas Group has incorporated its ‘meaningful’ methodology into every facet of the organization, recognizing the role corporations play in the development of communities and their behavior.
During recent years, we as a group have made corporate social responsibility an integral part of everything we do and, since 2009 we committed to operate as a responsible business. We encourage our agencies to harness the power of creative ideas to bring about positive change and minimize any negative impact on society.
The Group has established six commitments to progress which guide all aspects of the business regardless of the nature of the work.
We are committed to:
Promoting a harmonious and healthy working environment which supports collaboration, growth and development
Reinforcing socially responsible procurement policies in our supply chain
Promoting transparency and ethics in our business
Taking the lead in the creation and diffusion of responsible communications throughout our agencies, in collaboration with clients and partners
Reducing the environmental footprint of our operations
Maintaining our commitment to collaborative efforts to help reduce climate change
The Group reaffirms its commitment to respect and implement the ten principles of the Global Compact.
Havas has been awarded the Ecovadis Gold medal in recognition of our CSR performance for the second year in a row
During the 2016 edition of Cannes Lions, Havas and the other five major communications agencies decided to join forces and launch the Common Ground initiative. The objective of this project is to contribute to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. The communications industry is considered a pioneer given this type of unique collaborative approach.
Each group is committed to achieving a particular goal: Dentsu –Health, IPG – Access to Drinking Water, Omnicom – Access to Education, Publicis – Food, WPP – Gender Equality, and Havas – Climate Change.
The Group was named “Most Sustainable Company in the Communications Industry” by World Finance magazine in November 2019.