Universal Standards: Reporting Practice

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

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.

Please see Part 1 - Item 1, Business, Page 2 of IPG 10K.

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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 topics identified in the process for defining report content 

This year, IPG transitioned to the GRI Standards.

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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.

 

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

Interpublic has expanded its reporting boundary each year since 2014.

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Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided

We are reporting on a calendar year cycle.

 
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Date of most recent previous report

IPG published its last sustainability report in March of 2018. We update our sustainability site, STRONGER, on a weekly basis.

 
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Reporting cycle

IPG reports annually.

 
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The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Jemma Gould, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility and Communications

212-704-1327, Jemma.Gould@Interpublic.com

 
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The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards, either:

i. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option’;

ii. ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option’.

This report provides a GRI Standards Content Index and references the GRI Standards including:

  • GRI 101 - Foundation
  • GRI 102 - General Disclosures,
  • GRI 103 - Management Approach,
  • GRI 201 - Economic Performance,
  • GRI 203 - Indirect Economic Impacts,
  • GRI 205 - Anti-corruption,
  • GRI 302 - Energy,
  • GRI 305 - Emissions,
  • GRI 308 - Supplier Environmental Assessment,
  • GRI 401 - Employment,
  • GRI 404 - Training and Education,
  • GRI 405 - Diversity and Equal Opportunity,
  • GRI 414 - Supplier Social Assessment,
  • GRI 412 - Human Rights Assessment,
  • GRI 414 - Supplier Social Assessment,
  • GRI 415 - Public Policy,
  • GRI 414 - Supplier Social Assessment
 
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GRI Content Index

The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report.

b. For each disclosure, the content index shall include:

i. the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);

ii. the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;

iii. if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made.

 
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The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. A description of the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

b. If the report has been externally assured:

i. A reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;

ii. The relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;

iii. Whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization’s sustainability report.

Other than data pulled directly from our Annual Report, the data in this report has not been externally assured.