Global Reporting Initiative Reports

GRI Indicator 102-10
Reporting Level Complete

a. Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including: Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations) Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination

There have been no significant changes during the reporting period in IPG's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain.

IPG’s relationships with suppliers are governed by our Supplier Code of Conduct which asks that IPG suppliers follow the IPG Code of Conduct. In addition, and as indicated in the Supplier Code, IPG expects that its suppliers share the same social responsibility as IPG with regard to sustainability, diversity, human rights and equal opportunity in the workplace.

During 2017, we completed ten acquisitions, eight of which were included in the Integrated Agency Networks (“IAN”) operating segment, and two of which were included in the Constituency Management Group (“CMG”) operating segment. These acquisitions included a digital marketing agency based in the U.S., a data science and business intelligence firm based in the U.S. with operations in China, an advertising and consulting company based in Indonesia, a strategic communications agency based in the U.K., an independent creative agency based in the U.K., a retail branding and design firm based in the U.S., a content creation and marketing agency based in the Netherlands, an independent media agency and digital consultancy based in Finland, and an integrated marketing communications agency based in Canada. During 2017, we recorded approximately $62.0 of goodwill and intangible assets related to our acquisitions.

During 2016, we completed ten acquisitions, three of which were included in the IAN operating segment, and seven of which were included in the CMG operating segment. The most significant acquisitions included a product and service design consultancy based in the U.S., an integrated healthcare marketing communications agency based in the U.S., a content creation and digital agency with offices in the U.S. and the U.K., a mobile consultancy and application development agency based in the U.K., a full-service public relations and digital agency based in China, a search engine optimization and digital content marketing agency based in the U.K., and a mobile-focused digital agency based in the U.K. During 2016, we recorded approximately $149.0 of goodwill and intangible assets related to these acquisitions.

During 2015, we completed five acquisitions, four of which were included in the IAN operating segment, and one of which was included in the CMG operating segment. The most significant acquisitions included a full-service digital agency in the U.K., a group of creative marketing agencies based in Russia, and a media planning and buying agency with significant digital capabilities in Canada. During 2015, we recorded approximately $61.0 of goodwill and intangible assets related to these acquisitions.

The results of operations of our acquired companies were included in our consolidated results from the closing date of each acquisition. We did not make any payments in stock related to our acquisitions in 2017, 2016 or 2015.