We are a force
for good

The communication business is both a mirror and an engine of society. Playing an important role in the development of communities and their behaviour. 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 both here in France and worldwide.

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 5 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.