General Standard Disclosures: Identified Material Aspects & Boundaries

GRI Indicator Reporting Level Description Reference/Response UN Global Compact Principle Alignment

The management approach (DMA) to the GRI aspects that we have determined to be material are discussed throughout the report under the indicator responses for that aspect.  We continue to develop our sustainability program at Interpublic and will update our stakeholders on developments and changes to our approach to managing the material sustainability aspects of our business in future reports.

a. List all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.

b. Report whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.

The organization can report on this Standard Disclosure by referencing the information in publicly available consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.

List all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents. Report whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report

 

a. List all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.

 

b. Report whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.

 

The organization can report on this Standard Disclosure by referencing the information in publicly available consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.

 

 

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a. Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.

b. Explain how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.

Interpublic completed a comprehensive materiality process.

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List all the Material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content

Click below for a list of material GRI G4 aspects that were identified in the process for defining report content which included a comprehensive stakeholder-driven materiality assessment detailed in this report.

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G4-20

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization as follows: report whether the Aspect is material within the organization; if the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization, select one of the following two approaches and report either (the list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material, or the list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material); report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization

Unless otherwise noted, the boundary for the disclosures in our report represent the entire Interpublic entity as described in our 10K annual report. 

 
G4-21

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization, as follows: report whether the Aspect is material outside the organization; if the Aspect is material outside of the organization identify the entities, groups or entities or elements for which the aspect is material and describe the geographic area where the Aspect is material for the entities identified; report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.

Unless otherwise noted, the boundary for the disclosures in our report represent the entire Interpublic entity as described in our 10K annual report. 

 
G4-22

a. Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.

There are no restatements of information provided in previous reports.

 
G4-23

a. Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.

This year Interpublic has continued our journey of calculating GHG emissions by expanding our initial boundary to include offices in the United Kingdom. This is in addition to our original boundary which included our largest offices in North America.  In North America we included all offices which are over 100,000 square feet and in the UK we included 90% of our leased facilities and 100% of our owned facilities.